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Council of advisors
Arvind Singhal

Arvind Singhal

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.

Derek Lickorish

Derek Lickorish

Derek Lickorish MBE has close to five decades of experience in the energy industry. He is a member of Ofgem’s Sustainable Development Advisory Group and 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. Previously he was Chair of the UK Government’s Fuel Poverty Advisory Group for six years, and is currently Chair of National Energy Action. Prior to focusing on fuel poverty, smart metering, sustainability and energy strategy, Derek was employed by EDF Energy as their Chief Operating Officer for 5 years. Derek was awarded an MBE for his ‘Services to the Fuel Poor’ in The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Honours 2012.

James (Jim) Galvin

James (Jim) Galvin

Jim has over 40 years of experience in the Australian energy sector, where he strategically directed and ensured the profitability growth of some prominent organisations such as AGL Energy and Alinta Energy. He has previously held Directorships with Queensland Gas Corporation (QGC), Elgas Ltd, and ActewAGL.
 
Jim has consistently delivered operational excellence and developed competitive products and services. He spent 4 years in Chile as the managing director of Gasvalpo, the nation's second-largest gas company.
 
For the last 20 years, Jim has been at the forefront of the regulatory changes affecting the Australian energy industry. As the former Director and Chair of the Energy Retailers Association of Australia, he worked with federal and state governments, regulators, and consumer groups to ensure the proposed regulatory changes met all stakeholders' needs.
Nandita Singhal

Nandita Singhal

Nandita has been involved with the company since its inception and has worked at Secure since 2006. Her helicopter view of the business helps drive Secure’s strategy. Her values-based approach has strengthened the brand in all our territories and propagated a culture that we are all proud of. Nandita led the Design and Communications team and spearheaded the employee engagement programmes, as well as starting our volunteering programmes. Today she is a member of the Board and the Council of Advisors, who continues to work at Secure, steering development from a design, usability and communications perspective.

Pradeep Bhargava

Pradeep Bhargava

A veteran in the manufacturing industry, Pradeep 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.

Salil Singhal

Salil Singhal

Active within industry since 1965, in diverse fields of agrochemicals, fine chemicals, mining and metering, he has been associated with the Secure Group since its inception. Mr. Singhal is currently a member of the 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

Sanjaya Singhal

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 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.

Shanker Iyer, FCA OBE

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.

Steve Jennings

Steve Jennings

Steve is an experienced consultant and strategic advisor specialising in energy and utilities. He holds senior advisory and non-executive director roles with various companies operating in the sector. He led PwC’s energy and utilities practice in the UK for over 10 years. 

 

Steve’s recent experience has been centred around the UK but he has spent time on projects in the USA, Western Europe and Asia. He has worked and lived in Central Europe and Africa. 

 

By way of background, Steve is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, having trained in the audit profession and spent time in the industry as a Financial Planning Manager and Financial Controller. 

 

He has spent much of his career working at the board level on growth strategies and designing strategic change programmes, often responding to market and regulatory changes that have their recent focus on the challenges and opportunities arising from the energy transition and the impact of ‘net zero’ emissions targets.