Mr Garrett Blaney appointed as the next Chairman of the Agency’s Board of Regulators

The Agency’s Board of Regulators (BoR), at its 68th meeting, have elected today Mr Garrett Blaney as their next Chair. He is a Commissioner at the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER), in Ireland. He will succeed Lord Mogg as of 6 November 2017 for a term of office of two and a half years (renewable).      

Following his appointment, Mr Blaney commented: “It is an honour to have been appointed as the new Chair of the Agency’s Board of Regulators and to be able to build on the impressive work by Lord Mogg and to contribute to its ambitious goal of delivering a truly integrated EU energy market that works for all European energy consumers. Once adopted, the Clean Energy Package will expose European regulators to new challenges, but also give us new momentum. I am confident that we will meet those challenges through enhanced collaboration”.    

Mr Pototschnig, the Agency Director, commented: “I warmly congratulate Mr Blaney on his election as the next Chair of the Agency's Board of Regulators from November and I look forward to working with him to lead the Agency through the challenging times ahead of us. At the same time, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Lord Mogg, who has served as the first Chair of the Board of Regulators over the last seven and a half years. During this period he has been instrumental in the successful establishment and growth of the Agency. I have thoroughly enjoyed our cooperation and I am grateful for his support and for the many occasions when I was able to rely on his wisdom and advice”.