She is an Independent Director at SGN Network, has recently been appointed Chair of the BEIS/Ofgem Energy System Data Taskforce, and is a Co-Chair of the IPPR Environment and Justice Commission. She is also a Non-Executive Director of the Energy System Catapult. She was appointed as a member of the Advisory Panel for the Government's Cost of Energy Review, and is on the Council for Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage.
She has run a programme with Grantham Institute at Imperial College on ReShaping Regulation with two key reports that have had impact on regulatory reform.
She is founder of the Food Foundation and co-founder of POWERful Women, a Visiting Senior Fellow at Kings College, and a member of the Carbon Tracker Advisory Board.
She was previously a Member of Parliament for South Thanet, a member of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee, and Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister for Energy and Climate Change. Described by The Times as ‘one of the sanest of all MPs' and as ‘lateral-minded, original and free-thinking'.