Kirsty Gogan is an internationally sought-after advisor to governments, industry, academic networks and non-profit organisations. Kirsty is regularly invited as an expert speaker on science communication, nuclear competitiveness and innovation to high profile events around the world. She has more than 15 years’ experience as a senior advisor to Government, including at 10 Downing St, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, and the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
Kirsty is also Co-Founder and Executive Director of Energy for Humanity (EFH), an NGO working to meet the goal of universal access to clean and cheap energy to meet the challenge of tackling climate change within urgent timescales; whilst enabling billions of people to achieve modern standards of living. EFH was shortlisted for the Business Green Leaders “Green NGO of the Year” Award in 2016.
Previously, Kirsty led the Government’s national public consultation into the UK’s Energy Policy Statements, evaluated the national response to the accident at Fukushima Dai-Chi, and revised the Civil Nuclear Emergency Planning and Response guidance. As Head of Communication for the NIA, established strong, long-standing relationships within the UK energy sector. In this role, she established an academic-led expert network and forged new relationships widely recognised as transformational for representation of nuclear in the UK, including the Low Carbon Alliance between the nuclear, carbon capture and renewables industries, representing more than 1,000 businesses.