Jenny Pyper

Chief Executive, Utility Regulator

Jenny Pyper became Chief Executive of the Utility Regulator in November 2013. A BSc (Hons) graduate of Queen’s University Belfast, she joined the Northern Ireland Civil Service in 1985 and was appointed as Director of Energy Policy in the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment in 2004 where she managed policy and legislative responsibilities in relation to the electricity, gas and renewable energy industries. Jenny then took up the post of Director of Regional Planning and Transportation in the Department for Regional Development before becoming Deputy Secretary in the Department for Social Development in July 2011, with responsibility for urban regeneration and community development. She is a member of Council for the Ulster University and sits on the advisory board of Business in the Community (NI).