Michael Gibbons

Michael Gibbons CBE FEI holds an MA from Downing College, Cambridge, is a Fellow of the Energy Institute, and was awarded an OBE in 2008 and CBE in 2015 for services to regulatory reform. He has held a very wide range of senior appointments in the private and public sectors.
The main part of his career has been in the energy industry, in particular taking senior positions in ICI, Powergen and Elexon, who run central systems in the GB wholesale electricity market, and where he was Chair from 2013-2022. He has also worked on carbon capture and storage at Board level for several developers and became Chair of the Carbon Capture and Storage Association in 2014-2017. He was Chair of the British Committee of the World Energy Council from 2009 to 2014.
He has also served British governments from 2002 as a member of the Better Regulation Task Force and then the Better Regulation Commission, and was appointed the founding Chair of the independent Regulatory Policy Committee from 2009-2017 by the then Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.
He has extensive experience on other Boards including at ICI and Powergen subsidiaries, an acute NHS Trust, and was Chair of the Hertfordshire Family Mediation Service 2005-2009. He conducted the “Gibbons review” for Government of dispute resolution in the workplace, and has extensively advised the European Commission and the OECD on regulatory and energy issues.