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ChargeUK appoints first Chief Executive Officer

Vicky Read takes up role as EV charging association celebrates strong growth


ChargeUK, the voice of the UK’s EV charging infrastructure industry, has today announced Vicky Read as the organisation’s first CEO.


Vicky joins from Connected Kerb where she was Head of Policy and Public Affairs, having also been ChargeUK’s inaugural Vice-Chair between April 2023 and March 2024.


The appointment marks the culmination of ChargeUK’s first year, during which it has grown significantly in membership and activity. Having launched in April 2023 with 20 members, ChargeUK is doubling to forty members, comprising the companies responsible for the majority of charge points operating in the UK today, as well as charging manufacturers and others working to support the roll out of charging infrastructure.


Vicky Read, CEO of ChargeUK said:


“It’s a huge honour to be appointed as the first CEO of ChargeUK. The UK is at key point in its transition to electric vehicles. As the voice for one of the sectors making that transition happen, ChargeUK has a vital role to play.


“Our members are already delivering exponential growth in charge point availability and have committed to invest billions of pounds more in the coming years, enabling all drivers to have access to the charging solutions they need.


“I’m looking forward to building on ChargeUK’s work with our partners in government and across the energy and transport ecosystem, to further improve availability and consumer experience, so that the UK can switch to electric vehicles with confidence”.


Chair of the Board of ChargeUK Chris Pateman-Jones, and Vice-Chair for Operations, Steve Dunlop, said:


“The appointment of a permanent CEO demonstrates the next chapter in the growth of ChargeUK and the scale of our ambition.


“In this election year, whoever forms the next government will need to match that ambition as more and more electric vehicles take to the roads.


“ChargeUK members are committed to providing convenient and affordable charging for all drivers as they make the switch to EVs.”


Technology and Decarbonisation Minister Anthony Browne said:


“The UK is at the forefront of the global shift to zero emission driving, and I'm looking forward to working with Vicky Read in her new role as ChargeUK’s first CEO.


“As more people than ever switch to electric, this strengthening of ChargeUK’s leadership team reflects the importance of EV charging infrastructure in achieving net zero, and the continued efforts of Government and industry in growing the network.” NOTES FOR EDITORS

For more information contact James Millar via ChargeUKPress@connectpa.co.uk


About ChargeUK

ChargeUK is the trade association representing the companies that install and operate the charge points enabling the UK’s transition to electric vehicles. We currently have nearly 40 members with more in the process of joining. Together, we have publicly committed to invest £6 billion to deliver and operate a world-class charging infrastructure by 2030, creating jobs, supporting economic growth and powering the UK’s switch to electric vehicles. Membership can be found here.




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