About the Author
Ruth Lea is currently Economic Adviser and Director of Arbuthnot Banking Group plc. Her previous jobs include the Director of the Centre for Policy Studies, Head of the Policy Unit at the Institute of Directors and Economics Editor at ITN. She also worked for six years in the City with Mitsubishi Bank and Lehmans and 16 years in the Civil Service including the Treasury and DTI. Jeremy Nicholson is Director of the Energy Intensive Users Group, which campaigns for secure, competitive energy supplies for UK industry. He trained originally as a civil engineer and he spent four years as an economic analyst working for a group of French-owned water companies in the UK before joining EIUG, initially as their Economic Adviser, in 2000. He is a Board member of the International Federation of Industrial Consumers, a member of Ofgem's Environmental Advisory Group, the government's Business Energy Forum, and a Fellow of the Energy Institute.