Our advisory panels

Our advisory panels

Our stakeholder advisory panels are an integral part of our Stakeholder Engagement Strategy. The stakeholder advisory panels are made up of key stakeholder organisations and individuals that provide insights into our stakeholders’ priorities and also influence and shape our business decisions.

Working together is the core of our company purpose - engaging with our stakeholders and listening and acting on what we hear is vital. We know that we can only be successful when we deliver outcomes that are valued by the communities we serve.

Our stakeholder advisory panels are attended by experts in their field who provide advice, guidance and oversight of our current and future performance and investment.

Input from our stakeholder advisory panels has strenghtened and simplified our stakeholder engagement cycle, embedding it within our overarching company governance process and ensuring our stakeholders' priorities shape the way we operate and work.

Independent Oversight Group

The IOG advises and challenges us to improve and keep delivering the best service to our customers, and ensures customer and stakeholder engagement continues to shape the delivery of our business plan commitments and decision-making.

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Stakeholder Insight Advisory Panel

The Stakeholder Insight advisory panel's primary role is to bring together regional stakeholders to provide insight to help us understand key issues that impact the region and communities we serve.

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Economic Growth Advisory Panel

The Economic Growth advisory panel aims to provide a “voice of business” to help us identify and respond to emerging issues that affect regional businesses, large and small, and incorporate these into our planning and decision-making.

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Environment & Sustainability Advisory Panel

The Environment & Sustainability advisory panel provides independent scrutiny of our environmental and sustainability commitments made to customers in our business plan and environmental action plan.

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Consumers in Vulnerable Circumstances Advisory Panel

The CiVC advisory panel aims to optimise outcomes for people in vulnerable circumstances by harnessing the benefits of close partnership working.

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Digital Futures Advisory Panel

The Digital Futures advisory panel will focus on data strategy, digitalisation strategy and the cyber resilience plan. The panel is made up of IT/technology groups, academics and regional business IT representatives.

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Distribution System Operation Advisory Panel

We will be looking at capacity planning and the future network. Focusing on our DFES (our long term strategic scenario planning document) and our flexibility services, we aim to be a 'voice of market development'.

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Regional Stakeholder Advisory Workshops

Our regional events ensure that we recognise and support our stakeholders changing priorities across the North West from rural Cumbria to Manchester City Centre.

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