Guy Newey

Strategy and Performance Director

Meet Guy Newey

Guy Newey is Director of Strategy and Performance at Energy Systems Catapult, the independent innovation agency.

He joined Energy Systems Catapult in 2018 after roles as Energy and Climate Adviser to Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Secretary of State, Greg Clark, and as a Special Adviser to Energy Secretary Amber Rudd. In Government, he was involved in many key decisions, including closing the UK’s coal-fired power stations, greater independence for the electricity system operator, and as an architect of the Clean Growth Strategy.

Before joining Government, he was Head of Policy at energy supplier, OVO Energy and worked at the think tank, Policy Exchange, where he was Head of Environment and Energy. He was previously a journalist, including three years as a foreign correspondent in Hong Kong for the newswire, AFP. He is a non-executive director with UK100, a charity campaigning for greater environmental action by local authorities.

Guy oversees the development of the Catapult’s overall strategy, as well as being responsible for ESC’s policy thought leadership, marketing and communications.

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