London Electricity, the utility which has been put up for sale by
its US owner Entergy, has hired Paul Taylor as its head of corporate
London Electricity has had a vacancy for a communications head since the
departure of company secretary and corporate affairs director Andrew
Robertson last September.
Taylor joins London Electricity next week from Keene Public Affairs
where he was a director. He will lead a corporate affairs team of eight
covering government affairs, media relations, and internal
During his four years at Keene, Taylor worked with several energy sector
clients. He said: ’There are a lot of things to get stuck into at London
Electricity. Deregulation issues and the whole structure of the
electricity and gas markets have put the company under the
London Electricity is thought to have attracted a number of bidders
since American parent Entergy announced its decision to pull out of
international distribution markets earlier this month. Entergy paid
pounds 1.3 billion for London Electricity two years ago but is thought
to want close to pounds 2 billion for the company.
Customer complaints to the firm doubled this year but it hopes to turn
this around with a series of price cuts.