Judith Ward, Associatejw


Judith Ward has worked with Sustainability First as an associate since 2005. She was director of Sustainability First for five years (2012 - 2017). Judith 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 and regulatory approaches for the GB energy and electricity demand-sides as well as being closely involved with New-Pin and other major Sustainability First projects. She 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, was a member of the DECC/Ofgem Smart Grids Forum (2011-2016) and now a member of the BEIS / Ofgem Smart Systems Forum.