Gareth
Miller

Chief Executive Officer

Phone: +44 (0) 1603 542101
Email: g.miller@cornwall-insight.com

Gareth is CEO at Cornwall Insight, following successful careers as an energy project financier for Barclays and as a civil servant at the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

Gareth has a strong background in business leadership, based on more than five years of company board level experience, and fifteen years in various senior management roles. In term of market expertise and skills, Gareth is specialist in energy market investment, policy design and option assessment, as well as strategy. He has extensive practical experience in consulting, research and report authorship as well as being a practiced trainer.

Highlights from Gareth’s career include financing many major infrastructure projects across Europe, playing a key role in the creation of the GB Contract for Difference scheme, and leading the growth and expansion of Cornwall Insight into consulting generally, and latterly into new international markets.

Latest thinking

Business supply and services

Wake-up call: Cost pressure in the GB energy market

This Energy Perspective was published in Issue 791 of Energy Spectrum on 10 January 2022.  The current crises afflicting the energy supply sector, driven by rising energy input costs, are of economy-wide concern. The price of energy has always been an issue of significance for national economic competitiveness, inflation, monetary...

Commercial and market outlook

Cliff-hanger: supplier new entry in volatile markets

The extraordinary developments that have occurred in the energy sector in recent months have led to a tumultuous time for all participants. We have taken a look back through our archives to where we highlighted our concerns a number of years ago that this outcome was, unfortunately, a real possibility. This...

Commercial and market outlook

Be the change you want to see – my takeaway from this year’s BIEE conference

On 13 September, I spoke at the British Institute of Energy Economics (BIEE) Energy for a net zero society conference. The conference considered the legacy of the Covid pandemic and how the means of recovery will influence the pace and direction of the net zero transition. The timing of the...

Low carbon generation

Why energy system governance is not fit for purpose

In my recent blog, the Emperor’s new clothes I referenced a poll of our Financing Net Zero (FNZ) membership which revealed 75% support for an energy systems architect to ensure we manage the net zero transition. In the spirit of independent thinking that Cornwall Insight is known for, I respectfully disagreed and...

Net zero corporates and ESG

The Emperor’s new clothes?

Institutional and governance reform forms a major plank of the energy white paper, with the inevitable result that industry commentators are proposing various and new institutional constructs to address the immense challenge of transitioning the energy sector to net zero. We have seen many ideas in this space over the...

Announcement

Cornwall Insight tops Financial Times’s management consultancy rankings for the third year

We are delighted to announce that we have won a bronze award in the Financial Times UK’s Leading Management Consultants for the Energy, Utilities and Environment sector for the third year running. The accolade was based on research by Statista, who conducted two separate surveys, a peer-review and feedback from...

Low carbon generation

Let markets run or regulate to accelerate: a false choice or key net zero decision?

Earlier this week Cornwall Insight convened a group of industry leaders from across the energy and investment space to discuss business preparedness for net zero, and what more can be done to unlock capital to make net zero a reality. The session, hosted by our non-executive chairman Volker Beckers, is...

Announcement

Cornwall Insight comments on the Energy White Paper

Commenting on the government's release of the Energy White Paper, which sets out plans to decarbonise the UK's energy system, Gareth Miller, CEO of Cornwall Insight, said: “The Energy White Paper maps out the biggest change to the energy markets since the Electricity Act of 1989. Many of the headlines...