Matrix Group has appointed Wendy Andrews as managing director of its asset adoption business UK Power Distribution (UKPD)

Andrews has been promoted from her previous role as group commercial director to head up the Independent Distribution Network Operator (IDNO) arm of the utility infrastructure group.

Commenting on Andrews' appointment, Matrix Group CEO Rob Sparkes said, “I’ve worked with Wendy for many years and know her strong commercial and legal background will stand her in good stead for heading up this heavily regulated part of our Group. But it’s her knowledge of our customer base, the market in which we operate, and how she engages with our team internally which will see her make a success of this role - enabling UKPD to grow in line with our wider group ambitions.”

Andrews added, “I’m proud to be heading up UK Power Distribution. I know the business well and am looking forward to working with our stakeholders to see UKPD play its part in the future development of the energy networks industry.”

As one of 14 IDNOs operating under license in the UK, UKPD currently has almost 350 electrical networks secured serving industrial and commercial customers, and a further 140 for residential end users. The company also has experience in delivering direct to grid connections for large power users in the UK and is experienced in the high voltage and extra high voltage network connections.

Andrews continued, “Our aim at UK Power Distribution is to make the asset adoption journey easy for our customers and carry that high level of service through to the end user. It’s my priority to make sure we deliver that, be it for a data center operator, or a domestic customer on the Priority Service Register.”

Andrews joins Matrix Group Executive Board members Rob Sparkes (chief executive officer), Adam Lilley (chief financial officer), and James Smith (Matrix Networks managing director).

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