Cornwall Insight appoints new CEO and Non-Executive Director

Cornwall Insight is pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Morris the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Monica Collings as a Non-Executive Director on the Board.

Dan joins Cornwall Insight from Economist Impact, a division of The Economist Group, where he held several leadership positions, most recently serving as Senior Vice President. He will succeed Gareth Miller, who recently stepped down as CEO after ten years at the company.

An experienced leader in the business information sector, Dan led teams across multiple parts of The Economist Group, driving strategic growth initiatives including acquiring, integrating and growing several specialist business intelligence and consulting platforms.  

Dan’s experience in leading and executing customer centric strategies will further drive the value that Cornwall Insight provides our clients through detailed data and analysis of the energy industry.  His experience in international markets will support the growth of our offering to clients across our core and emerging regions of coverage. 

Dan hopes to hit the ground running, leveraging the collective expertise and skills of Cornwall Insight’s research and consulting teams, to drive meaningful value to our customers and support all parts of the industry in the journey to net zero.

Cornwall Insight is also proud to have Monica Collings join the Board as a Non-Executive Director. Monica, an award-winning former Chief Executive in the energy retail sector, brings a wealth of diverse experience that will greatly benefit the company.

After leading Vattenfall’s UK energy retailer, Monica navigated the energy crisis at the helm of So Energy, where she played a pivotal role in the merger with ESB Energy. Before these energy-focused roles, Monica’s commercial experience spanned property, automotive and retail home improvement – sectors integral to achieving net zero.

She now successfully operates plurally across a portfolio of non-executive and advisory roles in the energy industry. Having served as the only female Chief Executive of a domestic supplier, Monica has been at the forefront of promoting greater boardroom diversity, serving as a UN Women UK delegate.

Monica hopes to use her broad leadership experience, and focussed consumer and growth specialist experience, to support the company’s growth ambition. Having been a client of Cornwall Insight, she is committed to bringing the customer voice into the boardroom.

Dan Morris, newly appointed CEO of Cornwall Insight said:

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join an incredible team at a pivotal time for Cornwall Insight, as we look to accelerate and deepen the support we provide our customers on their journey to net zero.   I’ve spent much of my career working with teams of experts, helping clients understand and prepare for major risks and opportunities. It’s clear that with its deep industry expertise, knowledge and network, Cornwall Insight is uniquely positioned to support our clients in this crucial period of transition. 

“It’s wonderful to also welcome Monica to our board. Her exceptional expertise in our industry, coupled with her deep understanding of our clients and stakeholders, makes her an invaluable addition to our team. I believe that Monica’s commitment to championing diversity in the industry will support us in pushing the boundaries of what it means to be a great employer and partner to our clients.”

Monica Collings, newly appointed Non-Executive Director on the Board at Cornwall Insight said:

“I am absolutely delighted to be joining the Board of Cornwall Insight. From my very first day in energy, I recall being referenced data provided by this well-respected business. It is exciting to support Dan Morris in his new role as CEO at Cornwall Insight, as we continue the work of enabling the journey to net zero by providing data and insight services that support the energy world of tomorrow.”

Steve Jennings, Chairman of Cornwall Insight said:

“On behalf of the Cornwall Insight Board, I am delighted to welcome both Dan and Monica. Their collective experience across a variety of industries, positions both new appointees as exciting additions to the company.

“Dan’s extensive experience in leading strategic growth initiatives and his deep understanding of global markets will be a huge asset to Cornwall Insight as we continue to expand and, help customers to navigate the ever-evolving energy landscape. His expertise will build upon our celebrated success in the energy industry and beyond, implementing strategies to propel Cornwall Insight forward.

“Additionally, Monica’s wide-ranging background and her leadership in the energy retail sector will bring a fresh and valuable perspective to our team. Her keen insight and passion for our work will be instrumental in supporting Cornwall Insight continue to grow and diversify.  

“I look forward to working with both of our new colleagues as we begin this exciting new chapter.”