We are a diverse group of energy professionals


Welcome to the FILP Network

We are a diverse group of energy professionals who have attended or been involved with the Future Industry Leaders Programme. With over 160 alumni, and growing each year, one of the clearest benefits of taking part in FILP is the ongoing support, development and mentoring available to you.

As a part of our network, you will have the opportunity to engage with key figures and bodies across the energy industry. Together, we tackle cutting edge topics and initiatives that impact you and our industry, giving you access to exclusive events, forums, networking and materials. 

Our focus is on supporting future leaders to navigate, nurture and develop the energy industry.


Our Mission Statement is to develop a network of diverse and compassionate leaders who can inspire and influence the successful delivery of our energy industry’s sustainable transition to a net zero future, through thoughtful engagement at all levels of our industry and with wider society.

We will do this by:

  • Ask each other what we need and where we can help the well-being of the network through active participation
  • Sharing and learning from each other’s experiences
  • Being Ambassadors for our industry
  • Creating development opportunities
  • Disseminating information and influencing decision making at our organisational level with a wider industry impact

The committee will measure success by:

  • Growth of an active network
  • Visible small changes
  • Visibility and participation of the network at events and forums


With over 15 years experience in the energy industry, Victoria works at Ancala Midstream as Planning and Strategy Director. After graduating from the University of Edinburgh in Chemical and Environmental Engineering, she has worked in a variety of operational and leadership roles, including operations and maintenance management, performance management, supply chain management and strategy. Recently Victoria has moved into midstream infrastructure and private equity, enabling her to be involved in exciting opportunities to further the UK’s energy security and transition to net zero emissions. Victoria is passionate about enabling teams to fulfil their potential and in the personal development of individuals. 

Victoria was part of the first FILP programme in 2016 and has taken the FILP messages into cross industry meetings, workgroups, conferences and a North Sea Transition Authority podcast. 

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Gareth has supported the energy sector since 2007 in various roles advising on renewables, decommissioning, stakeholder management, environment assessment and transitioning efficiently to net zero.   

He has been an active member in several industry forums and currently sits on the Decommissioning Leadership Group for Decom North Sea. With a keen interest in promoting early career development and driving innovation within the industry, Gareth has a long term vision to support people-focussed leadership through sustainable transition in the energy sector. 

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Holding an impressive number of qualifications in Biochemistry, Engineering, Sustainability and Business, Gillian brings a wealth of knowledge and over 20 years of experience in the energy industry to the FILP committee. Having held roles in oilfield services prior to joining the Net Zero Technology Centre as their Head of Business Development (Growth), she is passionate about supporting new technology for energy transition. Since graduating from the FILP program in 2018, Gillian has gone on to take a Board role at NZTC, participate in Industry Leadership and 2035 Focus groups, as well as sitting on the judging panel for the NSTA MER UK Award at the Offshore Achievement Awards in 2019. Gillian’s own experience and achievements make her a strong mentor for those looking to develop their own career within the energy sector.  

Connect with Gillian on LinkedIn

Sonia joined the energy industry in 2013 following her completion of a LLB in Law at Aberdeen University. She held various roles in the HSE, Quality and Governance in her career before taking up the Business Performance Manager role within Petrofac’s Operated Assets team in the UK. Her deeply analytical, but peoplefocused, approach brings a nontechnical/engineering way of looking at development and challenges to the FILP committee. 

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Alex is an agile digital transformation leader with over 20 years’ experience delivering strategically focused innovation and technology programmes. Currently Senior Project Manager for NZTC, he has a breadth of experience within the industrial environment (onshore/offshore), combined with broad IT, business, and digital knowledge/expertise. This, alongside his first-class communication, engagement and coaching skills, makes Alex an excellent mentor for those seeking to grow their leadership skills.  

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Kirsty joined the energy industry in 2013 as Marketing Executive for EnergySys, a low-code energy software vendor. Now, in her role as a Marketing and Alliances Director, she brings a fresh business perspective to our industry that she has been using to leverage innovation and champion forward thinking. Kirsty has been fortunate enough to participate in several Leadership courses during her career and is a graduate of the FILP program, cohort of 2021. She is keen to support anyone looking to develop their career in energy or who are looking at ways to drive positive change for the future.    

Connect with Kirsty on LinkedIn

Past Events

OGA Podcast

Members of the FILP Network kicked off the North Sea Transition Authority’s (previously the Oil and Gas Authority) podcast series, discussing Vision 2035 and leadership culture. 

FILP Network Post Pandemic Event

The Network held their first in person event in over two years on 27th April 2022, kindly hosted by the Net Zero Technology Centre. We were delighted to welcome Andy Samuel (Chief Executive, North Sea Transition Authority), Maggie McGinlay (Chief Executive, Energy Transition Zone), Myrtle Dawes (Net Zero Solutions Centre Director, NZTC) and Natalie Coupar (Communications Director, OEUK) to the NZTC Innovation Hub. Key themes were around the energy trilemma, values, behaviours, and optimism.

Contact Us

Please get in touch if you have further questions about the programme or would like one of the FILP team to come to your organisation to tell you about how the programme can benefit your business. Please email us at network@filp.co.uk for more information.

The Future Industry Leadership Programme is supported by OEUK, NSTA, ETZ and Scottish Enterprise