Andy Koss, Chief Executive, Drax Power - Drax

Andy Koss, Chief Executive, Drax Power

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“As Chief Executive of our generation business, I am responsible for optimising returns from Drax Power Station, expanding the business to support a low carbon future and manage system stability, and exploring all options to exploit our strengths beyond 2027.” 

As Chief Executive of Drax Power, Andy is responsible for the safety, sustainability, operational excellence and expertise within its markets. This includes all aspects of safety management, plant integrity, plant operations, engineering support, maintenance and plant design. He provides leadership of the 3,870 MW Drax Power Station, which produces 16% of Great Britain’s renewable power, as well as projects to develop four rapid response gas generation plants that will plug the gaps at times of system stress. He maximises shareholder value by driving efficiency and profitability.

Appointment to the Board:

  • 1 January 2016

Committee membership:

  • Executive Committee

External appointments:

  • Board member, Northern Powerhouse Partnership

Previous experience:

Executive

  • Drax Group (Director of Strategy, Head
 of Investor Relations, Group Treasurer and Head of Risk)
  • Provident Financial plc (Deputy Group Treasurer)
  • UBS, Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, Lehman Brothers (Various investment banking roles)
  • Coopers & Lybrand (Chartered Accountant)

Non Executive

  • None

Qualifications:

  • BSc (Hons) in Maths, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics
  • Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ACA)
  • Member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers (MCT)