UK Power Networks Services, which develops and maintains electrical networks for customers including London Underground, Heathrow and Stansted airports, Docklands Light Railway and Canary Wharf, has announced the appointment of David Mitchell as its new Director.
The appointment of Mitchell as Director was made effective on July 7, with Mitchell replacing outgoing Director Ian Smyth, who will join Electricity North West as Chief Executive Officer later this year.
Mitchell is an experienced leader who has worked for the company in its various forms since joining as an apprentice in 1980. In his most recent position as Head of Client Delivery, he has been responsible for the delivery of major projects for key clients, including works at Hinkley Point C, Great Western train line (GWEP) and London Underground. The internal promotion reflects UK Power Networks Services’ commitment to long-term expertise and professional development within the firm.
The announcement comes during an exciting period of growth for UK Power Networks Services, with the company announcing just last month a three-year project with the Port of Felixstowe, the UK’s largest container port. That project will see UK Power Networks Services assist the port in meeting its net zero aspirations, reducing emissions, and increasing the resilience of the port’s electricity network.
David Mitchell commented, “I’m of course delighted to be stepping into this role. This is a hugely exciting time for UK Power Networks Services as we continue to deliver a bright energy future for our clients. There is plenty of work to do to meet the challenge, but I believe we have the right blend of skill, experience and determination to deliver.”
Basil Scarsella, CEO of UK Power Networks, added, “David is an outstanding leader with a proven track record. His determination and passion will allow UK Power Networks Services to continue to support some of the UK’s most important industries through this critical phase in the transition to Net Zero.”