Vicky Read named first CEO of ChargeUK

  • ChargeUK, the UK’s leading EV charging industry group, has appointed Vicky Read as its inaugural CEO. She previously served as ChargeUK’s Vice-Chair and brings policy expertise from Connected Kerb.
  • Since its launch in April 2023, ChargeUK has doubled its membership from 20 to 40, representing the companies driving the UK’s EV charging infrastructure.
  • Read aims to guide ChargeUK in fostering partnerships with government and industry to support the UK’s shift to electric vehicles and ensure widespread, reliable EV charging access.

ChargeUK Electrifies Leadership with Vicky Read as CEO

ChargeUK, the leading voice of the UK’s EV charging industry, has named Vicky Read as its first CEO. Vicky joins from Connected Kerb, where she served as Head of Policy and Public Affairs. She was also ChargeUK‘s inaugural Vice-Chair from April 2023 to March 2024.

Her appointment coincides with ChargeUK’s successful first year, marked by significant growth in both membership and activity. Since launching in April 2023 with 20 members, the organisation has doubled its ranks to 40 members, including the major companies behind the UK’s EV charge points, as well as charging manufacturers and other key players in the sector’s expansion.

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Vicky Read, CEO of ChargeUK said:

“It’s a huge honour to be appointed as the first CEO of ChargeUK . The UK is at a 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 demonstrate s 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.”

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