UKERC reports to a Supervisory Board and is advised by an independent Advisory Board. A Research Committee manages UKERC's Research Fund and is a sub-Committee of the Advisory Board.
UKERC reports into its Supervisory Board annually.
The Board comprises representatives from the three research councils that fund the Centre: the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
The Advisory Board provides high-level advice to the Executive and Research Directors on:
- The strategic direction of the Centre, including its interaction with Government and the Research Councils and its role respective to other UK energy initiatives
- Its collaboration, communications, and outreach strategies, including liaison with the business sector and policymakers
- Its networking and co-ordination activities nationally and internationally
- The Centre's research programme
UKERC's Advisory Board meets at least twice a year. Its members are:
Graeme Sweeney - Shell (Special Advisor)
Keith Allott - WWF
Chris Anastasi - International Power plc
Kersti Berge - Ofgem
Duncan Botting - Global Smart Transformation
Paul Durrant - DECC
Tom Delay - The Carbon Trust
Fiona Fox - Science Media Centre
Tony Grayling - Environment Agency
Arnulf Grubler - International Institute for Applied Systems
Nick Hartley - Oxera
Linda Pooley - The Scottish Government
John Scott - Chiltern Power Limited
Philip Selwood - Energy Savings Trust
Sabine Semke - Juelich Research Centre
Diana Urge-Vorsatz - Central European University (CEU), Budapest
A new Research Committee was formed in 2009 and oversees Calls for Proposals under the new UKERC Research Fund; in UKERC Phase II (2009 – 2014), about 40% of research resources is channelled through the fund.