Will is the Chief Executive Officer of Drax Group, the UK’s largest renewable power generation company and Europe’s largest decarbonisation project. Drax meets around 7% of the UK’s overall power demand while supplying its 350,000 business customers with 100% renewable power.
Will joined Drax Group in 2015 as its Chief Financial Officer and since then has been instrumental in driving significant change across the business, including reformulating the company’s long-term vision to enable a zero carbon, lower cost energy future for all.
Stepping up to the role of Chief Executive Officer at the beginning of 2018, Will now has responsibility for all aspects of the Group’s stewardship and its business. This includes plans to provide more highly flexible, lower carbon generation to support the UK power system and an emphasis on helping Drax Group’s retail customers reduce their own carbon footprints through efficiency and renewable electricity.
Previously Will was the Chief Financial Officer of CSR plc, a leading global semiconductor company, with responsibility for finance and strategy, as well as investor relations, M&A, IT and facilities.
Will holds a BA in Russian and Soviet Studies from Harvard College, and an MA in International Relations and Economics from Johns Hopkins University, both located in the US.