Ian Marchant

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Ian Marchant was appointed to act as Independent Chairman of Infinis "in September 2013. Mr Marchant was previously Chief Executive of SSE plc (formerly Scottish & Southern Energy plc), one of the UK’s leading utility companies and Scotland’s largest industrial company, for over ten years.

"He stepped down from that position in the summer of 2013. While CEO of SSE, Mr Marchant had a number of roles on industry bodies including the Energy Research Partnership and Ofgem’s Sustainable Development Advisory Group. He also chaired the UK Business Council for Sustainable Energy and the UK Government’s Engineering Construction Forum.

"Before his appointment as CEO of SSE, Mr Marchant was Finance Director of both SSE and one of its predecessor companies, Southern Electric. Mr Marchant is currently Chairman of Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group, President of the UK’s Energy Institute, Senior Independent Director of the London-listed oil services company John Wood Group plc and Vice-Chairman of Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres. He is also involved with some small Scottish businesses in the energy industry. Mr. Marchant was also appointed as Non-Executive Director of Aggreko plc with effect from 1 November 2013. He qualified as an accountant after having graduated from Durham University with an Economics degree." [1]


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  1. Infinis Ian Marchant, organizational web page, accessed December 13, 2013.