Lucy Ritchie has been appointed as the new Senior Client Manager – Energy, leading a small UK wide team with a key focus on Gas and Smart Infrastructure, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role.
With 25 years of experience, she is an accomplished client and stakeholder engagement specialist who works with key employers on providing solutions that address the skills challenges that the energy and utilities sector currently faces.
Lucy also holds the position of Chair for the Institute of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM) for the Midlands Section. She is a passionate believer that greater commitment to diversity and attracting more females and young entrants into the sector is a critical factor in achieving the UK Government’s commitment to Net Zero. The gas industry is at the heart of the country’s commitment to a zero-carbon future, and it is the people we are recruiting now that will drive this change. Today’s young recruits will design, develop, build and operate the infrastructure we need to deliver cleaner energy for tomorrow, and they will be our industry leaders in 2050.
Lucy is also a mentor for WUN (Women’s Utility Network) a professional network specifically set up for women who are working in the utilities sector.
Steve Barrett, Director of Strategic Accounts at Energy & Utility Skills said,
“I am delighted to be able to appoint Lucy to this exciting management position. She will form a critical role in providing day-to-day management of the team to achieve the sustainable business we are seeking together. Well done Lucy!“
Lucy Ritchie, Senior Client Manager comments on her appointment,
“I have been with Energy & Utility Skills for 8 years, and I was delighted to be appointed to this position.We are entering a new phase in the company’s journey and I am excited to be part of a team that will deliver ambitious growth. I am committed to help ‘make excellence the standard’ for the energy and utilities sector, our members and their employees ensuring a safe and sustainable workforce for the future.”