HPA appoints first chief executive


28 February 2023
Charlotte Lee will become the first chief executive of the Heat Pump Association

Charlotte Lee has been appointed as the first chief executive of the Heat Pump Association (HPA), and will take up the role in April.

She is currently head of external affairs at NAPIT, a government-approved certification body that includes the plumbing and heating sector, including heat pumps. Prior to this, she led on policy development and government affairs for heat pumps and energy efficiency whilst at Ecuity Consulting and the Micropower Council (latterly the Sustainable Energy Association).

Phil Hurley, chair of the HPA, said: “I speak for all our members in welcoming Charlotte as the HPA’s first chief executive. She joins at a pivotal time when Government is setting a clear pathway for heat pumps to become the technology of choice for most future heating systems. The association has now grown to represent the manufacturers supplying over 95% of the UK’s heat pumps, so this appointment is a timely step in the Association’s development.”

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Charlotte Lee said: “Over the next decade, the UK will undergo the largest change in how homes and other buildings are heated since central heating started becoming commonplace in the 1970s. I’m delighted to have been asked to spearhead the HPA’s contribution to how this transformation takes place. I look forward to tackling the many challenges of implementing this change, and heating installers will be particularly key in helping consumers on this journey. I hope to use my recent experience to bring insight into the best ways to engage installers in doing so.”