Robert Armour has a strong background in the energy sector, stakeholder engagement and corporate governance built up over more than 30 years in the sector. As both General Counsel and Corporate Affairs Director at British Energy, he led the external communications, shareholder and stakeholder engagement functions in some testing times. Corporate Governance in what was a FTSE 100 company was also an important feature of the GC's role.
Since then Robert has acted as chair or independent director of a variety of companies in the nuclear, renewables, zero carbon fuels and electricity networks sectors as well as maintaining his counsel role at Gowling WLG UK LLP. He sits as an independent director on the Oil and Gas Authority, the Nuclear Liabilities Fund and several renewable generators or investment vehicles.
Over the years he has led a number of Board Effectiveness Reviews and is a fellow of both the Energy Institute and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators as well as a practising lawyer. He chaired the Independent Expert Commission on Energy Regulation for the Scottish Government in 2013 and before that the Scottish Council for Development and Industry which brings together business, manufacturing, local and central government, unions and the third sector to agree how best to promote growth and reinvigoration of the Scottish economy.