Volker Beckers

Volker Beckers

(Chair) Former CEO, RWE Npower

Volker Beckers served as Group Chief Executive Officer at RWE Npower plc from 2010 until December 2012. Prior to this, from November 2003, he held the position of Group Chief Financial Officer, RWE Npower.

Before joining RWE Npower, he was Vice President Corporate Controlling and Development at RWE Net AG in Dortmund and from February 2003 was also responsible for Organisational Development. Before that, he held several senior positions in the RWE Group in different parts of the energy value chain. His last position before the merger with VEW Energie AG was Head of Controlling of the grid business unit in Essen.

After graduating from Cologne University with a master’s degree in business administration, he worked for Compunet Computer AG (later Computacenter) as Head of the Training and Education Centre and then moved to the management consultancy part of the business as Division Manager responsible for Project Management methods and IT Development Projects.

In addition to his role at RWE Npower, Volker Beckers was Deputy Head of the Executive Commercial Management Committee at BDEW (German Association of Energy and Water Industries), Councillor of the German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce and is a member of the Advisory Board of EUCERS (EU Centre for Energy and Resource Security at King’s College).  He is a member of The Worshipful Company of Fuellers and Fellow of the Energy Institute, Chairman of the Business and Energy Forum, and member of several Advisory Boards as Non-Executive Director.  Volker Beckers has recently been appointed as Non-Executive Director at Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC, department of the UK Government) as Chair of the Scrutiny Committee.