Maxine Mayhew has been re-appointed as Senior Independent Director of the Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC) and the Electricity Settlements Company (ESC), reflecting her strong performance in this role and valuable contributions to the boards of both companies over the past three years.

Dr Maxine Mayhew is the Chief Operating Officer for Collections & Specialist Services at Biffa, the waste services company.  She leads the Industrial & commercial, municipal and industrial services divisions as well as the Company Shop Group division plus the group functions of marketing, Fleet and facilities.   Previously she was the MD for Natural Resources for Costain, where she was responsible delivery of activity in the energy, water and defence markets along with growing the consultancy capability for the group. Prior to that she was Group Commercial Director at Northumbrian Water Limited where she was responsible for supply chain and marketing functions as well as leading the sourcing, negotiation and delivery of high value commercial contracts and the group energy strategy development and deployment.

Maxine completed a PhD in 1998 and has held a variety of roles in the water industry. During recent years Maxine has focused on commercial leadership and strategy development and implementation and she has held director roles which have covered all aspects of the industry from operations and engineering, through to support services including health, safety, risk, security, procurement and marketing.

This reappointment has been made in accordance with guidance issued by the Commissioner for Public Appointments.

The LCCC and ESC are arm’s length bodies established by government in 2014 to deliver Contracts for Difference and the Capacity Market schemes. More recently, LCCC has taken on new schemes including the Regulated Asset Base for new nuclear and the Dispatchable Power Agreement for Power Carbon Capture and Storage. These schemes are designed to incentivise the investment required to transform our electricity infrastructure to deliver clean and reliable electricity supplies, whilst minimising costs to consumers. 

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