William Rickett is the former director general at the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
Rickett joined the Department of Energy in 1975, worked as private secretary to Margaret Thatcher when she was prime minister, he led the privatisation of the electricity industry from 1987 to 1990, was head of the energy efficiency office in 1993 and director general, energy at the Department of Energy and Climate Change between 2006 and 2009. He also worked for a time on secondment at Kleinwort Benson Ltd and Ernst & Young LLP.
He is now working as a non-executive director to energy companies Eggborough Power Ltd, Helius Energy Plc, Greencoat UK Wind Plc, Smart DCC Ltd, Impax Environmental Markets Plc and Cambridge Economic Policy Associates Ltd.
- Senior adviser, Cambridge Economic Policy Associates Ltd, January 2010. Approved by ACOBA "subject to the conditions that, for six months from his last day of service, he should not be engaged in any work in the UK energy sector and, for 12 months from the same date, he should not be personally involved in lobbying UK Government Ministers or Crown servants, including Special Advisers, on behalf of his new employer".
- Non-executive director, New and Renewable Energy Centre Limited, October 2010. Approved by ACOBA "subject to a waiting period of 12 months from his last day of service".
- Non-executive director, Eggborough Power Ltd, December 2010. Given "unconditional approval" by ACOBA to take up the role.
- Non-executive director, Impax Environmental Markets Plc, February 2011. Given "unconditional approval" by ACOBA to take up the role.
- MA Natural Sciences, Maths, Physics and the History & Philosophy of Science, Trinity College, Cambridge University 1971 – 1974
- William Rickett Linkedin, accessed 2 December 2014
- William Rickett Greencoat UK Wind, accessed 2 December 2014
- Eleventh Report 2009-2010 Advisory Committee on Business Appointments, accessed 2 December 2014
- Twelfth Report 2010-2011 Advisory Committee on Business Appointments, accessed 10 December 2014