Jim Lightfoot is currently the Chief Operating Officer CCGT-Gas for E.ON Global Unit Generation. He has worked within the power industry since leaving University of Surrey in 1988. He joined the CEGB and spent the first 15 years of his career in Production and Engineering functions on a range of power stations (Nuclear, Coal, Oil and Gas). He was the Plant Manager of Kingsnorth, Grain and Taylors Lane power stations from 2000 – 2003. In 2003 he joined the Distribution business within E.ON UK integrating the East and West Midlands distribution businesses, where he became the Director of Operations and Asset Management. In 2007 Mr. Lightfoot then returned to the Generation business as Director of Operations and subsequently became both UK Country Director and FMC Global Director in 2009 taking up his new role as COO in January 2013.