Nigel Ellis


Nigel is a graduate mechanical and electrical engineer with 34 years in the energy industry with North of Scotland Hydro Electric Board (SSE). Nigel’s career included conventional engineering roles through senior project and commercial development positions, energy trading and ultimately new technology investment and corporate venturing as the Technology Development Manager of SSE Venture Capital Limited.

Through privatisation, M&A, business separation and innumerable market reforms and energy trading mechanisms, it is fair to say Nigel’s career can be characterised by the need to adapt to change in technical, economic and political factors.

More recently, the environmental, security and affordability issues faced by the energy sector (the Trilemma) has highlighted the need to encourage the development of more disruptive technologies and new business models to address the new to provide new sustainable energy solutions.