Our Trustees say good-bye to Andrew Warren who, after nearly 12 years as an NEF Trustee, is standing down. Over the years, Andrew has been a passionate supporter of energy efficiency and an influential figure on the energy stage. In particular, he was the Director of the UK Association for the Conservation of Energy between its foundation in 1981 and 2014, and is now its Honorary President.
Andrew is currently Chair of the British Energy Efficiency Federation and of the Federation of Energy Advice Agencies; and is a fellow of the UK Energy Institute. He was also a member of the Fuel Poverty Advisory Group from 2005 to 2014, and of the Inter-Ministerial Working Group on Government Buildings between 2010 and 2012.
He has maintained a high profile during his long career in the sector. He is a former Special Adviser to the House of Commons Select Committee on the Environment, and he has worked for the UK and European parliaments. In 1999-2000, he chaired the European Commission’s advisory group that first proposed the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive.
In addition, Andrew has spoken at many hearings and conferences on energy and environment issues, and has been a prolific writer for the national and industry press. In particular, he has been a regular contributor to Energy in Buildings & Industry magazine with witty and sometimes contentious articles that have shone light on important issues.
The NEF Board of Trustees expresses its huge thanks to Andrew for his many years of invaluable support for the Foundation, and wishes him a long and healthy retirement. Andrew’s link with the Foundation will continue, however. He will join our Advisory Council so he’ll still have the opportunity to be involved in our work and we’ll still have the benefit of his guidance and insight.