Jenny Harrison

Jenny-300x200Jenny is Finance Director at UK Power Networks, which owns and operates the electricity distribution networks in East Anglia, London and the South East. Prior to joining the company in January 2017 she spent 4 years at BT Group as the Director of External Reporting – a highlight was leading the financial reporting elements of BT’s £12.5bn acquisition of EE and publishing the group’s first ‘integrated’ annual report. Jenny spent almost 20 years in various ‘Big 4’ accounting firms, Ernst & Young, Andersen and Deloitte. While there she focused on audit, assurance and transaction advisory work for energy and utilities companies – oil and gas, mining, electricity and water. She co-led the development of a renewable energy practice and carbon reporting and assurance practice. She is a trustee of a small Leeds university-based sustainability charity, United Bank of Carbon, who support tree planting and preventing deforestation in the UK and overseas.

Jenny qualified as a chartered accountant in 1998. She has lived and worked abroad in Kazakhstan and India and now lives in Sussex with her husband Piers and three children.

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United Bank of Carbon is a not-for-profit collaboration between businesses and environmental scientists, which protects and restores forests and other greenery, through environmentally and socially-responsible partnerships with local communities. We undertake research, support forest and woodland projects in the UK and the tropics that deliver CSR/PR benefits, provide carbon reduction consultancy, and help to arrange compensation for unavoidable carbon emissions