A chartered civil engineer with a long executive career, Graham Dalton brings a deep level of engineering and industry knowledge to the Energy & Utility Skills Board.
Graham previously spent seven years as Chief Executive of the Highways Agency, leading the transition to Highways England; and six years as Chief Executive of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation, where he led a major turnaround in performance.
Graham’s earlier career was spent with consulting engineer Mouchel on the design of ports and power stations in the UK, Middle East and far East and several years with contractor Bovis on project management of major capital programmes.
Currently, Graham is also a Non-Executive Director at Scottish Water.
Pam Vick is a highly regarded non-executive director, commercial business development advisor, and strategic consultant to boards.
She is a NED on the board of independent news media regulator IMPRESS, where she also chairs the Business Development and Communications Committee, and sits on the Audit and Finance Committee.
In addition, Pam is a NED on the board of Hendeca Group, a Trustee of the British Ecological Society, has a seat on an advisory board for the charity DEBRA, is a member of the Chairman’s Network, and has contributed to advertising effectiveness textbooks and articles.
She is also an Ambassador for Women on Boards UK and one of Boardroom Advisors’ most experienced Advisors, an organisation that provides part-time CEOs, exec directors and NEDs internationally.
Phil Beach CBE, Chief Executive of Energy & Utility Skills, said: “Graham and Pam are deeply experienced and highly regarded professionals with a wide breadth of leadership roles to draw from.
“I’m delighted to welcome Graham and Pam to the board of Energy & Utility Skills and very much look forward to working with them both.”
Jan Ward CBE, Chair of Energy & Utility Skills, said: “It’s a really exciting time for Energy & Utility Skills as we work with industry to support the drive to net zero and encourage environmental improvement, while also providing essential services.
“Graham brings considerable experience, as an engineer and as a leader, to help us in our endeavours while Pam’s commercial experience and wider diversity and inclusion work will equip us well to deliver our new strategy.
“Importantly, they also share a passion for and appreciation of the importance of skills to our industry, and are a welcome addition to our Board.”
Graham Dalton FREng said: “I am pleased to have been appointed as Non-Executive Director for Energy & Utility Skills.
“Making sure that our energy and utilities workforces are safe, skilled, and sustainable is vital for the future of the UK’s infrastructure, and I look forward to being able use my previous experience to do my part working with the Energy & Utility Skills’ board.”
Pam Vick said: “I am looking forward to taking up my role and contributing to the continuing efforts of Energy & Utility Skills to diversify and strengthen the sector workforce.”