Judges

The Power Players initiative judging is undertaken by a panel of leading industry representatives from different areas of expertise. The judges will be looking for displays of: leadership, collaboration, innovation, creativity, industry impact and social impact.

  • Alan Wilson is the Managing Director of SELECT, the trade association for the electrical contracting industry in Scotland.  Alan joined SELECT in 2014 as Head of Membership and Communications after working with SNIPEF, the Plumbing Federation, for 27 years.

  • Before joining the Electrical Distributors’ Association (EDA) in October 2016 as Head of Marketing & Communications, Anne held leadership marketing roles both in-house and within creative agencies. She has experience of a broad range of sectors including education, financial, automotive and charity, and has substantial business development/pitch experience.

  • Russell became the Chief Executive of the Federation of Environmental Trade Associations in September 2014. He had a full career in the British Army, mainly involved with transport and logistics. In addition to a variety of overseas postings he saw operational service in Northern Ireland, the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan; retiring as a Brigadier from his final appointment heading the British Forces Post Office. After his military career, he  was the CEO of the John Smith Memorial Trust; a charity working primarily with the FCO and the Ministry of Justice to promote good governance and leadership in countries of the Former Soviet Union and in Middle Eastern nations  affected by the “Arab Spring” developments. He has an MSc from Cranfield University where he carried out a research project to take safety related advances in helicopter engine and pilot behaviour monitoring into the realm of heavy road vehicles. He is originally from Glasgow and now lives in Berkshire.

    Russell commented: “FETA is delighted to show its support for this important and worthwhile initiative. We are all aware of the skills shortages and recruitment challenges facing the industry and it’s vital that we draw attention to the young people who are making a real impact.”

  • Luke joined ECA's technical team in 2018. Luke completed a mechanical and electrical apprenticeship with the Ford Motor Company in 1997 and has since held many technical roles, from site engineer to development engineer and global support.  Following completion of an engineering degree with a specialisation in sustainability, Luke ran his own renewable energy installation company, with a particular focus on solar.

  • Tessa is an experienced general management professional with an extensive track record in leading business growth. Tessa joined the Electrical Industries Charity as their Managing Director from Parsons Brinckerhoff (a Balfour Beatty company) where she held the position of National General Manager for Oil & Gas. She has an extensive track record leading business growth and change initiatives for a multidisciplinary engineering and construction business focusing on the energy and resources industry.

    Tessa commented: “Power Players is a very important initiative because it will provide recognition for young people who are already making a positive impact in the early part of their careers. The Electrical Industries Charity is delighted to be involved and I look forward to working with all of the partners to highlight and reward the successes which the younger generation are bringing to the industry.”