Tony Woods

Tony Woods

Tony Woods

Managing Consultant

Tony is a Managing Consultant. He is a utility management professional with around 10 years consulting experience in addition to more than 30 years working for EDF Energy (previously London Electricity and London Electricity Board) where he held many roles dealing with aspects of the commercial and financial activities of the electricity industry, including managing the commercial and financial teams for the then EDF Energy (now UK Power Networks) distribution businesses. As well as his commercial and financial background Tony has been involved in many aspects of regulation. He also has a strong interest in the strategic responses to the likely future changes – structural, technical, institutional, regulatory, customer etc. - to the energy industry driven by decarbonisation, the use of renewable technologies and varying customer behaviour and attitudes. He has undertaken a wide range of consulting projects both in the UK and internationally. This includes a number of projects for Ofgem such as supporting the assessment of innovation proposals put forward by network operators under the network innovation competition and low carbon network fund arrangements, and price control reviews of transmission and system operator businesses. Other UK clients include Imperial College London, ETI, and DECC. Overseas assignments have included work in Jamaica, Guyana, Uganda, Bangladesh and South Africa. Tony has extensive experience of UK practice in the management of electricity networks and the energy sector generally and has participated in most elements of managing a large utility business. Tony is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, a Certified Global Management Accountant and a visiting professor at Imperial College, London. Between 2000 and 2009 he was a non-executive director of Electralink Ltd - the Company which provides the data transfer network to the competitive electricity supply market in the UK and a range of other data management related and governance services.