Ian Cameron has over 20 years’ international experience in the electricity distribution networks industry. His background is in network operation, capital construction and connections, with a specific focus on renewable energy and system optimisation, this focus is supported through his Electrical and Mechanical degrees.
As Head of Innovation for UK Power Networks, Ian’s role includes management of the central team of highly skilled engineers providing support to the business and industry through developing innovative solutions to strategic key focus areas. These focus areas being readiness of the distribution network for the low carbon transition, future business / operating models and efficient and effective delivery of existing business outputs. Furthermore, Ian has overall accountability for innovation delivery programmes and innovation strategic direction.
Ian’s career started in Eskom South Africa, where he left the position of Senior Technical Specialist, he then joined UK firm Freedom Group Power Projects division as Regional delivery manager. Since joining UK Power Networks Ian has overseen the delivery and connection of over 230 large renewable distributed generation sites, adding over 4GW to the grid in three years before moving on to his current role as head of the industry-leading Innovation Team.