Utility Week Live, 22nd - 23rd May 2018

Chris Degg

Chris Degg

hr director, UK Power Networks

Chris Degg joined UK Power Networks as Director of HR in 2007.  UK Power Networks is the largest Distribution Network Operator in the UK, distributing electricity to over 8 million homes and businesses.  It has over 5,000 employees in its regulated and non-regulated areas.

Chris has over 25 years HR experience working in a variety of blue chip companies in the power and drinks sectors.  His remits have encompassed the whole range of HR activities with employee relations being his main area of specialism.

Chris spent 8 years at British Nuclear Fuels at Sellafield followed by several senior HR roles with Whitbread and Interbrew culminating in his appointment as HR Director for Allied Distillers, the UK manufacturing arm of what was then Allied Domecq.

Prior to taking up the appointment at UK Power Networks, Chris was Director of Employee Relations for EDF Energy and HR Director for EDF Energy’s Networks Branch.


The best industry exhibition I have ever been to. Thought provoking, interesting, good networking, with a positive feel to the whole event… it was excellent!

Jacob Tompkins OBE, Managing Director, Waterwise