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Louise Kingham

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Louise Kingham, OBE

Awards: 2006 Global Women in Energy Award; FEI


Louise Kingham is Chief Executive of the Energy Institute (EI). Incorporated by Royal Charter in July 2003, the EI is the leading professional body for the energy industries supporting over 14,000 professionals and 300 organisations internationally. Louise led the merger of the founding Institutes to create the EI in 2003.

Prior to this, in 2002, Louise was Director General of the Institute of Petroleum. Louise joined the IP having spent ten years at the Institute of Energy, where she held a number of management positions including CEO from 1999-2002.

Louise is a professional member of the EI, a full member of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, Vice President of the Energy Industries Club and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. In addition, Louise holds a number of advisory and committee posts within external energy organisations, including the University of Birmingham’s Advisory Board for the Institute of Energy Research and Policy. In 2006 Louise won a Global Women in Energy Award in recognition of her achievements in leadership.

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