New ChargeUK chair announced

ChargeUK has appointed Chris Pateman-Jones as its new chair following a successful first year.

The outgoing chair Ian Johnston, CEO of Osprey, handed over at the organisation’s AGM to Pateman-Jones, who is currently CEO of Connected Kerb.

ChargeUK, which aims to be the voice of the UK’s EV charging industry, was established last year and now has 28 full members. For 2024, it has opened membership further to start-up and associate members. 

ChargeUK members will invest £6 billion in expanding the charge point network through to 2030. The charging network now stands at over 55,000 charge points. An increase of 46% compared to when the organisation was established. 

The organisation has also delivered a report into accelerating the installation of public charging infrastructure, with measures adopted by government.

Chris Pateman-Jones, Chair of ChargeUK, said: “ChargeUK has established itself as a trusted and vital voice in policy making as well as a champion for EV drivers to ensure that the UK has the best charging infrastructure in the world.

“I’m looking forward to the next year, working to accelerate the rollout of charging infrastructure even more swiftly and efficiently and to ensure EV drivers can continue to rely on the right charging solution in the right place.”

Ian Johnston, outgoing Chair of ChargeUK and CEO of Osprey Charging Network, said, “It’s been a privilege to serve as the inaugural chair of ChargeUK. We have already achieved a huge amount in our first year, but there is so much more the industry can deliver and ChargeUK is integral to that journey.

“Chris’ election is excellent news for the industry and the association, and I look forward to supporting him and the wider ChargeUK team as we continue to deliver real change on the journey towards electrifying transport in the UK.”

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