Breakfast Briefing with Clive Maxwell CBE, Second Permanent Secretary, Department for Energy Security and Net Zero
Author WIG Date 26 Oct 2023
WIG is delighted to host Clive Maxwell CBE for this briefing session to share insights into priorities for his teams at the Department for Energy Security & Net Zero (DESNZ), following the department’s formation in February 2023.
Achieving Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050 remains a central concern shaping policy and business strategy across the UK. DESNZ was created to focus on the energy portfolio from the former Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), with a remit that covers delivering security of energy supply; ensuring properly functioning energy markets; encouraging greater energy efficiency and seizing the opportunities of net zero to lead the world in new green industries.
Watch this briefing with the Second Permanent Secretary for your opportunity to:
- Learn more about progress on 2023 departmental priorities including securing long-term energy supply for the UK and bringing down bills
- Identify where organisations across the sectors can work together to speed up delivery of network infrastructure and domestic energy production in support of Net Zero and economic growth
- Discuss opportunities for collaboration in the development of emerging CCUS and hydrogen sectors
Speaker at this Event
Clive Maxwell is Second Permanent Secretary for the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ). He was previously the Second Permanent Secretary for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) from November 2022 to February 2023.
Clive has worked across government in a range of senior roles.
He was Director General, High Speed Rail Group in the Department for Transport (DfT) from 2017 to 2022.
He led work on changes to energy policy from 2014 to 2017, overseeing a number of major projects and policy reforms as a Director General in the Department of Energy and Climate Change and then in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
He held a number of senior roles at the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) from 2009 to 2014, including Chief Executive from 2012 to 2014.
Prior to OFT, Clive worked for HM Treasury from 1992 to 2009, including responding to the financial crisis from 2007 to 2009 as Director, Financial Stability.