ScottishPower makes two senior appointments

ScottishPower, a subsidiary of Basque green energy giant Iberdrola, has made two new senior appointments with Charles Langan becoming its new chief financial officer and Nicola Connelly taking over as chief executive for SP Energy Networks.

Both are established leaders within ScottishPower with Langan previously holding senior finance roles in the UK and Spain, notably managing the Iberdrola Group’s Fixed Income Investor Relations and most recently as ScottishPower’s Finance and Resources Director.

Connelly takes over from Vicky Kelsall, who is retiring after 30 years working across ScottishPower and the Iberdrola Group, including with its North American businesses PacifiCorp and Avangrid before being appointed CEO of SP Energy Networks in 2022.

“Nicola is widely recognised across the Iberdrola Group for her outstanding service and excellent leadership qualities, holding various senior roles across ScottishPower since joining in 1995,” said ScottishPower.

“She was previously Finance Director of SP Energy Networks and was appointed Control & Administration Director of ScottishPower in July 2021.”

ScottishPower CEO Keith Anderson said: “Charles and Nicola are both highly experienced, dedicated leaders and their appointments reflect their proven track records of strategic vision, strong leadership and consistent delivery.

“With a £12 billion investment plan and a huge pipeline of projects across our business to be delivered, their commitment to excellence and driving value will be invaluable to ScottishPower and SP Energy Networks.

“I’d like to thank Vicky for her accomplishments, dedication and commitment to the company, and it is with great respect that I wish her a happy and well-deserved retirement.”