Presenters and Speakers - WindEurope Annual Event 2024

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Katie Jackson

President, National Grid Ventures


Katie is responsible for the development, financing, construction and operation of large-scale energy assets, including electricity interconnectors, LNG storage and regasification, wind and solar generation, and competitive transmission. Katie has spent her whole career in the energy industry starting at Shell in 1994 as a Drilling Engineer, followed by five years in corporate finance with UBS, based in London and Houston. After roles at Anadarko and Equinor, where she latterly ran Development and Production operations in Europe & Asia, Katie joined BG Group as Executive Vice President for Global Business Development and Strategy. On re-joining Shell through the merger with BG in 2016, Katie was subsequently promoted to Executive Vice President of Acquisition, Divestment and New Business Development, leading a single new business development and deal making group with global responsibility across all businesses. Katie has extensive experience at international executive level across the Energy sector. She is passionate about improving diversity and has been Chair of POWERful Women, a cross-industry initiative working to increase the representation of women at the top of the UK energy industry, since May 2022. Katie also became a fellow of the UK Energy Institute in 2022, which recognises her significant contributions to the sector. She was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the specialist engineering group IMI in July 2018 and short-listed as ‘NED to watch’ in the 2021 Non-Executive Director awards.
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