EIC appoints new External Affairs Manager

Source: press release, 14 December 2020

Energy Industries Council External Affairs Manager, Rebecca Groundwater
Energy Industries Council External Affairs Manager, Rebecca Groundwater (photo: EIC)

The Energy Industries Council (EIC), the leading trade association for companies that supply goods and services to the energy industries worldwide, has appointed Rebecca Groundwater as their new External Affairs Manager.

With EIC members already increasingly active across all energy transition technologies, the new appointment represents the company’s desire to raise the profile of the supply chain in the decarbonisation discussion, and to champion world class supply chain capability in the UK and beyond.

Groundwater spent over 10 years working for politicians in the UK, Scottish and European parliaments, as well as working on UK and international campaigns.

After leaving politics, she joined Oil & Gas UK in the Stakeholder Management team, representing the energy industry at various local and international events.

Commenting on her appointment, Rebecca Groundwater, External Affairs Manager, says, “I am pleased to join The EIC at this critical time for the energy supply chain – both in terms of the short term with issues such as COVID-19 and Brexit and the longer-term issues such as diversification, export capability and the road to COP26.”

“I look forward to representing the interests of the whole of the UK’s excellent supply chain capability, both at government level and with the export markets,” she adds.

EIC CEO Stuart Broadley notes. “We are working hard to ensure our members are equipped with the relevant investment and proper support to allow them to export further than before, and helping the UK lead the way in meeting the climate change agenda.”

“Rebecca’s appointment will make a real difference and will allow the EIC to increasingly cement its role as the voice of the integrated energy supply chain, and to make sure that the supply chain remains anchored in the UK whilst exporting its expertise and capability,” continues Broadley.