About us

In it’s modern form, Future Energy Strategies was founded by Dan Lewis in July 2010. Dan with his experience in academia, policy and business brings dual understanding to the energy challenges of today. Today he is Chief Executive of the Economic Policy Centre and prior to that was for six years at the helm of the Economic Research Council where he published, edited, broadcasted and commissioned many articles and papers  on energy matters. As well as with www.altenergyinvestor.org – a website sponsored by Guinness Atkinson Funds geared towards the alternative energy investor, in existence from 2006-2009.  Dan was also Energy and Infrastructure Policy Adviser to the Institute of Directors from 2011- October 2018.

Dan is supported by a top team of Associates from across the sector, all of whom bring unique skills and expertise, be it financial, operational, regulatory, political or European. Associates of this calibre provide an unprecedented resource which will enrich our industry reports and bespoke offerings for your business.

Future Energy Strategies Advisory Board

Peter Atherton – Peter Atherton is a utility analyst of many years standing. He is currently active with Cornwall Insight and an Associate with FTI Consulting. Before he worked as head of European Utility Sector Research  at Citi, for Liberum Capital and Jefferies. Peter is regularly sought out for analysis by the media and industry and has been called to give evidence to the House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee and the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee.   In 2012, Peter gave the FES 2012 annual lecture on Utility Finance in the 2010s.

Aily Armour-Biggs – Aily is Advisory CEO of Global Energy Advisory.  Aily started her energy and banking career in the earliest days of privatization of the electricity industry in the UK.  She was quickly promoted 8 times making key contributions in the trading, retail and commercial businesses of Scottish Hydro-Electric, London Economics, Scottish Nuclear, South Western Electricity and Energy Australia, where she was nominated for Business Woman of the Year. Other roles include Executive Director, International Corporate Finance for UBS based in Zurich and Chairman of the Electricity Forwards Agreement Association in the UK. Before joining Global Energy Advisory she was Head of Power & Utilities, UK & Europe, for the Royal Bank of Scotland in London.

Global Energy Advisory has been a respected advisor to the energy industry for more than 5 years and has developed a reputation which has been built on the provision of high quality and innovative consultancy services and independent expert quantitative analysis. We combine experience with knowledge of the industry to provide energy companies, financial institutions, and energy buyers with independent analysis which is commercial, forward looking and value based.

Keith Boyfield – In 2009, Keith was appointed Chairman of Leriba Risk Ltd – a pan-African business intelligence consultancy. And for many years at the helm of Keith Boyfield Associates,  Keith is a well-known consultant economist who advises a range of multinational businesses, international trade associations and NGOs.

He has written and consulted extensively on competition and regulation policy as well as privatisation. He is a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and other leading newspapers and journals including Acquisitions Monthly.

Nigel Hawkins – Nigel Hawkins is an investment analyst, who specialises primarily in the water, electricity, gas and telecoms sectors; he also covers several other sectors. He has worked in the City since 1988 and has been employed by Hoare Govett (now owned by RBS), Yamaichi and Williams de Broe (now Evolution).

He is a regular feature writer for Utility Week and Cleantech magazines as well as frequently contributing to the financial media. In addition, he undertakes various research projects on energy, water, health and economics policies for Westminster-based Think Tanks and other organisations.

Edward Hyams – Edward is Chairman of the Utility Strategy Group, a UK energy and infrastructure ‘think tank’ which joined forces with Future Energy Strategies in July 2010.He is a founding partner of Rockfield Energy Partners a professional energy and utility advisory business. He was non-executive Chairman of the UK Energy Saving Trust until January 2012, taking up this role in April 2005 as a result of a long-standing interest and experience in energy efficiency and sustainability. While Managing Director at Eastern Group (Eastern Electricity) in the late 1990s he was founder chairman of the East of England Round Table for Sustainable Development. He was named ‘UK Best Business Leader’ in the 2002 Sage Daily Telegraph Business awards as CEO of a new UK Energy Business. Edward is a Chartered Engineer with a degree in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College and has a post graduate qualification in Accounting and Finance.

Chris Lambert – Chris Lambert is Director of the Westminster Energy Forum one of London’s leading networks of private and public sector organisations who are material to the design and delivery of energy policy and infrastructure in several different jurisdictions. The Forum is based in London, and convenes around an annual programme of invitation seminars which address the key energy risk and policy issues. Uniquely, the Forum is horizontally integrated, cutting across the typical sector ‘silos’ to bring together high level strategists from Government, Parliament, the financial and corporate sectors, NGOs, and diplomats. In addition to being Director of the Westminster Energy Forum, Chris regularly works as a private consultant on issues related to various aspects of energy policy and international affairs.

Simon Skilling – Dr Simon Skillings is Director of Trilemma UK Ltd. and has 25 years experience in the UK energy market. Much of this time has been spent developing business strategy and influencing the regulatory and policy frameworks including 5 years spent as Director of Strategy and Energy Policy at E.ON UK. He can bring unparalleled insights to help companies win in the competitive market and ensure Governments and regulators implement effective policy interventions. Since establishing Trilemma UK Ltd., he has provided advice to a range of private companies and worked with the UK Government and the regulator OFGEM.

Quentin Tannock – Quentin is Chairman of CambridgeIP the market leading Intellectual Property (IP) analysis firm, he has a background in law and has founded and grown several successful businesses. Quentin has worked as an international management & strategy consultant, undertaking IP analysis and IP mapping for high-tech clients in the UK and USA, including assisting a venture-backed nanotechnology holding company with a dozen startups develop and deliver their the IP research and IP portfolio strategy.  He established major university-corporate research alliances at Cambridge University; was a member of the Lambert Working group on Intellectual Property tasked by UK government to draft model contracts for industry-university collaborations; Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators IP & Electronic Media Group; co-founder of several companies including a chemical company, CambridgeIP and the online complaints resolution hub GetClosure. Quentin has written articles in leading international commercial law journals, and has contributed chapters to textbooks on IP strategy, IP policy and commercialising early stage technologies.  He lectures regularly on  IP economics and policy issues; and on IP strategies, cross-licensing and standards regimes.