Volker Beckers


Volker has built up more than 20 years’ senior experience within the utility industry and has a comprehensive knowledge of European energy markets. He was Group CEO, RWE Npower plc until the end of 2012 and prior to this, its Group CFO from 2003 to 2009.

He has worked in a variety of trade and industry bodies, including the CBI President’s Committee, on the Board of the German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce, and since 1999 as Deputy Chair of the Executive Commercial Management Committee at the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW) and was also member of the Executive Committee of UKBCSE (now Energy UK). Since 2009 he chairs the Business Energy Forum. 

Among various other non-Executive Directorships, Volker is currently non-executive Director, HM Revenue & Customs and Chair of its Scrutiny Committee. He also sits on the Advisory Board of the EU Centre for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS) at King’s College and is Chair of the Advisory Board of Erasmus Centre for Future Energy Business at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.