31 Jul Representation Matters…Nick Ellins
Nick Ellins took over leadership of the Energy & Utility Skills Group in October 2015. He has over 30 years’ experience in the utilities and rail industries, working in a variety of management roles across commercial, operational, and UK and European policy areas.
His previous roles include Deputy Chief Executive of the Consumer Council for Water, Head of Consumer Strategy at Water UK, senior management roles in contracting and manufacturing, Director of Policy for the Rail Delivery Group strategy body and Director of Policy for the Association of Train Operating Companies.
Nick is one of the industry leaders working through the Energy & Utilities Skills Partnership to ensure a safe, resilient and sustainable workforce across the sector.
Nick is a Freeman of the City of London, a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Plumbers, Fellow and twice Past National President of the Institute of Water; Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Primary Engineers; Member of the Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers; Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers; Ambassador for Design and Technology; Member of Aston University Industrial Advisory Board – School of Engineering & Applied Science; A Supporting Partner of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards; Member of the Energy Industries Club; and former Trustee and Board Member of the Federation of Industry Sector Skills & Standards.
Nick joined our host Nikki Tapper on The Equal Group’s podcast ‘Representation Matters’ to share his stories and expertise.
1 ) Nick shares his early life and interest in the environment
2 ) How the charity Water Aid came into being and influences of his career and why he’s a people person
3 ) How he sees EDI as good business sense and morally right to do
4 ) He is keen to see the sector is challenged about how it really looks at community
5 ) He shares thoughts on how #Black Lives Matter has spoken to all sections of society
6 ) The questions he has had to face personally on racism, conscious/unconscious bias, especially as a leader
Host: Nikki Tapper
Guest: Nick Ellins
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