Keith McLean

Keith McLean

Founder and managing director , Providence Policy

Keith has worked across the energy industry, including 20 years at energy utility SSE where he was Policy and Research Director, and as advisor to UK and Scottish Government.  He is Chair of UKERC and UKRIs Scientific Advisory Committee and was appointed to the NI Public Inquiry Team investigating the controversial Renewable Heat Incentive.

Keith is founding director of Providence Policy providing independent energy advisory services and has published a number of papers on decarbonising the energy system with a particular focus on the challenges of the heat sector.  He was awarded an OBE for services to energy in 2017.


  • 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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