Governance

The UKRN is a member organisation. The strategy and forward programme is determined by the CEOs of each member regulator, who meet on a quarterly basis. The Chair of the CEOs Group rotates on an annual basis and is currently Dermot Nolan, Ofgem’s CEO.

The diagram below illustrates our organisational design.

UKRN structure

The CEOs are advised by the UKRN Expert Panel which consists of four independent advisors who hold expertise in different fields. For more information and biogs of our current panel, please visit the EP page.

The Senior Representatives Group (SRG), which consists of Director-level staff from each member regulator and is the UKRN’s main steering group. It monitors delivery of the engagement and policy workstreams as well as the operation of the UKRN central office.

The Business Improvement Group, which consists of Direct-level staff with an operational focus, monitors delivery of the People and Resources workstream. Both the BIG and the SRG meet on a bi-monthly basis.

The Principals act as the point of contact for all UKRN matters within each member organisation. As well as managing matters related to the policy projects. Principals also help with any general enquiries from other regulators regarding their organisation.

The day-to-day work is managed by the UKRN Office. The office undertakes secretariat duties for all the panels, manages the progress of the programme and has oversight of all of the UKRN’s activities.

Across the UKRN we have established a number of working groups and networks. These allow colleagues to build relationships, work together and discuss topics of common interest. Some of these groups include: the Adaptation working group, the Consumer working group, the Cost of Capital working group, the Graduate network, the Strategy network and the UKRN Lawyers network.