Paul Golby
Paul Golby Chair, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and Non-executive Director
National Grid

Following a successful executive career in the Energy Industry, Dr Paul Golby has a portfolio of nonexecutive roles in the private and public sectors. Following a series of management appointments with Dunlop and BTR, he joined the Board of the ‘mini conglomerate’ Clayhithe plc in 1992. Joining East Midlands Electricity in 1998, he became Chief Executive of E.ON UK in 2002. He built the business to become one of the UK’s leading energy companies. He retired from E.ON in December 2011.

Paul is currently a non-executive director of National Grid plc, Chairman of Engineering UK, Chairman of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, and a Member of the Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology. He is a Council Member of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and the Energy Institute.

He was awarded honorary degrees from Aston University in 2007 and Cranfield University in 2008 and made a CBE in 2011.