Energy Expert Panel

Our technical knowledge and expertise covers all disciplines, from nuclear, renewables to fossil fuels.

The panel's specialist areas include nuclear, renewables, fossil fuel generation, electricity distribution and energy policy.

Our members' expertise helps us develop ICE policy, plan events and create learning resources for civil engineers and other built environment professionals.

Meet the panel

The Energy panel is made up of a variety of industry experts. Find out more about our panel chair and details of the panel's members.

  • Panel chair: Darren McClure

    Energy Expert Panel

    Darren currently works for Atkins, part of the SNC-Lavalin Group. He has spent his entire career working in the Energy industry, predominantly in the UK. His main area of expertise is in the nuclear sector, having been involved in significant decommissioning, new build and defence projects as well as working to keep the existing fleet of nuclear stations operating safely.


Other panel members

Panel member name Employer
Keith Tovey University of East Anglia
David Acres EDF Energy
Colin Baird EDF Energy
Mike Kay Electricity North West
Emily Spearman DONG Energy
Hugh Unwin Foresight Group
Robert Mattholie Renewable Energy Systems
Rose Haziraei-Yazdi BP Upstream
Philip Pascall Retired
James Hollender TNEI Services Ltd
Phillipa Cassie EON
Izael Da Silva Strathmore University
Danny Bonnett LIC Energy UK
Caroline Gutridge Scottish Power Renewables

What are we working on?

The panel has helped develop a number of our energy discipline outputs, including:

Browse our full range of events, policy and knowledge material on our energy discipline page.

Volunteers needed

Are you interested in the civil engineering issues around energy? If so, the ICE Energy panel needs you!

We are looking for volunteers with:

  • Good energy project experience
  • An enquiring mind
  • And some free time

To help in our panel work. Often this is writing Briefing Sheets, reviewing current content and developing new panel outputs such as conferences, lectures, consultation responses, information sheets or blogs.

Find out more about how to join

If you are interested, please contact Charles Jensen at: [email protected].