Judith Ward, Directorjw


Judith Ward has been part-time director of SF since 2012, after working for several years as an SF Associate. She is an energy policy professional with long-standing practical experience of both the utility and consumer worlds. Through Sustainability First, Judith has developed new thinking on policies for the GB energy and electricity demand-sides, and has published extensively.

Her long-term career was with National Grid (1990-2004), where her last role was a six-year period as Group Head of Public Affairs. In her early career, Judith worked in policy roles with the House of Commons Environment Select Committee and the national Electricity Consumers’ Council.

Judith has a master’s degree in Energy Resources Management. She was a part-time adviser to the UK Business Council for Sustainable Energy from 2005 to 2012 and was also a long-standing trustee of the Institute for European Environment Policy. Judith is an Honorary Fellow of the Energy Policy Group at the University of Exeter and a member of the DECC / Ofgem Smart Grid Forum.