A veteran in the manufacturing industry, he brings invaluable experience to Secure's Council of Advisors, having worked both in the public and private sector. Whilst with the government, he worked with the UNDP and the World Bank.
Shanker Iyer, FCA OBE
With extensive experience spanning over four decades, Shanker has built expertise on a wide range of international tax and business issues. Encompassing experiences from Australia to the UK, Shanker's expertise in the areas of business finance and taxation is of immense value to the group.
Phil's experience includes leadership of both regulated and market-facing energy businesses. His career at AGL spanned more than 25 years and included a number of senior executive roles. He was actively involved in industry development and played a key role in the establishment of both the Gas Market Company in New South Wales and the Gas Industry Company in New Zealand. This experience continues to be of great value to us as we work in the world of smart metering and the supply of energy in the UK.
Derek Lickorish MBE has had an extensive career over some 46 years in the energy industry. He is a member of Ofgem’s Sustainable Development Advisory Group, Secure’s Council of Advisors. He is also a trustee of Sustainability First - an environment think-tank that promotes long-term sustainability through practical thought-leadership on policy and practice for energy, water supply and water management.
He was previously for 6 years Chair of the UK Government’s Fuel Poverty Advisory Group and is currently Chair of National Energy Action.
Prior to his focussing on fuel poverty, smart metering, sustainability and energy strategy, Derek was employed by EDF Energy as their Chief Operating Officer for 5 years and was previously the Customer Service and External Affairs Director at SWEB from 1996. He commenced his career as a trainee at Seeboard in 1970.
Derek was awarded an MBE for his ‘Services to the Fuel Poor’ in The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Honours 2012.
Arvind Singhal has worked in industry for over forty years. He is the Managing Director of Wolkem India Ltd, an Indian mineral mining major. He has been involved with both business and sports organisations in a leading role; he serves as vice-president of the Badminton Association of India. He has been associated with Secure Meters since 1987. He brings his experience in business and finance to the board. Mr Singhal brings a long term view on finance to the Council.
Active within industry since 1965, in diverse fields of agrochemicals, fine chemicals, mining & metering, he has been associated with the Secure Group since its inception. Mr. Singhal is currently a member of National Council of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), India's largest Industry Chamber. He is on the Boards of several companies, in the fields of steel, building construction materials and the hotel industry. He is connected with several cultural and social organisations. Mr Singhal brings a strong marketing and business development focus and an international outlook to the Council.
Sanjaya Singhal founded Secure and played a pioneering role in introducing electronic metering to address tamper, fraud and poor data quality within utilities. He is a recognised expert in the energy supply chain, electronic manufacturing and business strategy. As the Chairman of the Council of Advisors and the Board, Mr Singhal advises the business on strategy. His passions include Sanskrit, photography and teaching. He will continue to mentor Secure team members both in technical areas and in how important living our values is for the business.
Peter Wilman FCA
Peter has been involved with the business for many years. Over the years, he has helped the group in acquisitions outside India. As a result, he knows the business well and uses his expertise in finance to add to the debate at the Council discussions. Peter has worked at Woolford & Co. and Dixcart since 1988. He is Managing Partner of Woolford & Co. LLP, Chartered Accountants, and Managing Director of Dixcart International Limited. He is part of the Management Group and is head of Compliance and IT for the Group, as well as the UK office. Peter is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.