Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has appointed ScottishPower CEO Keith Anderson to the UK Government’s Business Council.
The Council is made up of eminent UK business leaders and aims to support the delivery of the Government’s economic growth priorities and make the UK the best place to do business.
Working in partnership with the Government, its members account for over 200,000 employees from across the country and are intrinsic to the UK’s success. Alongside ScottishPower, the Business Council includes the CEOs of Rolls Royce, BT, Nationwide, Unilever and ITV among others.
As one of the UK’s leading energy firms, investing £12bn in critical clean energy infrastructure, ScottishPower is playing a leading role in powering growth, creating jobs and boosting the UK supply chain.
The Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, said: “Coming from a small business family, I know how integral business is to communities and the wider economy.
“Without the jobs, growth, and innovation created by UK firms, the country simply wouldn’t function.
“That’s why I’m getting businesses in for a regular update on how well we are doing in delivering for business – straight from the shop floor.”
Keith Anderson, ScottishPower CEO, said: "The Prime Minister has set out clear ambitions to significantly speed up investments in the critical infrastructure we need to deliver energy security and decarbonisation.
“From clean homegrown energy to modern electricity networks, ScottishPower has a £12bn plan to invest at record levels to help make these ambitions a reality - creating the conditions for wider economic growth in the UK and unlocking skills and capabilities right across the domestic supply chain and in communities throughout the whole country."