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Nigel Cornwall
Honorary University Fellow


Nigel is Cornwall Energy‘s Managing Director and a well respected independent commentator on competitive market issues. He has extensive experience of energy restructuring in the UK and internationally in both the public and private sectors, especially governance related aspects. As a civil servant, he was actively involved in the initial electricity vesting process in the UK and oversaw the establishment of National Grid. He spent much of the 1990s working overseas, involved in energy sector reform in a range of emerging and developed markets but principally in Australia and New Zealand.

Nigel specialises in issues connected with market design, including the role of network operators and market operations in deregulated markets, the interfaces between them and the associated legal, regulatory, commercial and governance frameworks, he also takes a strong interest in the low-carbon agenda and public policy and also competition issues, working with a variety of smaller players and newer entrants both in the gas and electricity markets. For the past ten years he has been an independent industry-elected member of the BSC Panel that governs the centralised trading arrangements in the electricity market and is a non-executive director on the Elexon Board.

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