Nick Ellins

Chief Executive, Energy & Utility Skills Group

Nick Ellins is Chief Executive of Energy & Utility Skills Group, including the National Skills Academy for Power.

Nick has over 30 years’ experience in the utility and rail industries, working in a variety of management roles across commercial, operational and UK and European policy areas.

Previous roles include Deputy Chief Executive of the Consumer Council for Water, Head of Consumer Strategy at Water UK, senior management roles in contracting and manufacturing, Director of Policy for the Rail Delivery Group strategy body and Director of Policy for the Association of Train Operating Companies.

Nick is a member, and twice past-President of the Institute of Water, a Freeman of the City of London and a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Plumbers. Nick is one of the industry leaders working through the Energy & Utilities Skills Partnership to ensure a safe, skilled and sustainable workforce across the sector.

His current roles also include being a Non-Executive Director of the Federation for Industry Sector Skills & Standards and an Ambassador for Design and Technology in education, at the Design & Technology Association.