Denise Massey

Denise Massey

Chief executive, Energy Innovation Centre

Denise Massey has been Managing Director of the Energy Innovation Centre since the company's foundation in 2008.  Denise led the company from start-up to successful not for profit business, and now heads a highly successful and growing team of technical and commercial specialists. 

In the UK, Denise fosters collaboration and partnerships across many stakeholders, and supports both gas and electricity energy networks with their innovation challenges.  She also works closely with the energy network operators Ofgem and BEIS, and is actively involved in redefining the innovation ambition of the UK’s energy sector.

Beyond her home territory, Denise has proven ability in opening up new markets.  Working with regulators, governments, energy companies and innovators internationally, her networking capabilities are unsurpassed.  She is at the forefront of developing a collaborative and cooperative global innovation community for the benefit of all.

To date, Denise has brokered energy investments of over £14m, in addition to building an exclusive global energy innovation community of more than 2,000 SMEs.

A highly successful communicator, leader and businesswoman.  Denise's key strengths lie in organisational leadership, cross sector collaboration, strategic planning and development, and employee mentoring.


  • 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
  • A great two days of showcasing innovation
    UWL17 attendee



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