New Chief Executive at UKLPG steps into role

Wednesday 4th July 2018

UKLPGā€™s new chief executive, Peter Westwood, has taken up his role at the association (2 July).

  • Peter at Camden House

UKLPG, the trade association for the LPG industry, announced Peter’s appointment in April following the retirement of former chief executive, Rob Shuttleworth, after 12 years in the role.

Appointed to lead the trade association at an exciting time for the industry, Peter comments: “One of my first actions will be to get out and meet UKLPG members to understand their thoughts and listen to their ideas on the future direction of the industry. My aim is to build on the great work done to date and to make the trade association even more visible and more dynamic than it is today through greater engagement with members, Government and other stakeholders.

“I am really looking forward to working with the UKLPG Board to take the organisation to the next stage in response to the Government’s clean growth agenda.”

Peter’s energy career has spanned over 25 years beginning in 1992 when he joined Total in London before moving to Aberdeen. Initially focusing on organisation design, he soon transferred to the commercial arena, negotiating contracts including gas sales, natural gas processing and joint venture agreements.

A move south to join TXU in Suffolk saw Peter take on strategy development and his remit expanded downstream to include trading and retail across Europe, as well as broadening into electricity. When TXU was acquired by E.ON in 2003, Peter became head of retail strategy, representing the company in industry and Government forums to influence decisions on issues such as the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target and smart metering.

Given the opportunity to start up a central heating business for E.ON, Peter could not resist the challenge. This decision shaped the next fourteen years of his career as he went on to develop two other energy related companies, most recently Insite Energy, a specialist heat network metering business.

UKLPG chair, George Webb said: “I am delighted to welcome Peter to UKLPG at this exciting time and I look forward to working with him in the next phase of growth for the industry.”

The trade association for the LPG and bioLPG industry in the UK