With extensive experience of the utilities, IT and European energy markets spanning over 20 years, Volker Beckers has been involved in numerous change and transformational programmes.
A graduate of Cologne University in Economics/Business Administration, Volker was Group CEO, RWE Npower plc until the end of 2012 and prior to this, its Group CFO from 2003 to 2009.
He has worked in a variety of trade and industry bodies, including the CBI President’s Committee, on the Board of the German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce, and since 1999 as Deputy Chair of the Executive Commercial Management Committee at the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW) and was also member of the Executive Committee of UKBCSE (now Energy UK). Since 2009 he chairs the Business Energy Forum.
Volker’s current activities include Non-executive Directorships with HM Revenue & Customs as Chair of the Scrutiny Committee and Elexon Ltd. He is also the Chairman of Spenceram Ltd and Albion Community Power plc. Volker is also the Chairman of Reactive Technologies.
He sits on the Advisory Board of the EU Centre for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS) at King’s College, and is Chair of the Advisory Board with Erasmus Centre for Future Energy Business (ECFEB). In 2014 he joined the Board of Trustees of Forum for the Future.