Theresa May hires expert from British Gas owner to spearhead energy reform

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2nd September 2016

Theresa May has enlisted an energy expert from the owners of British Gas as she plans a clampdown on high consumer energy bills.

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The Sun reports that the appointment of Georgia Berry, who was head of corporate responsibility at Centrica,  comes ahead of new proposals to reform the energy market.

The paper says energy will be at the heart of the new Prime Minister’s first keynote address to the Conservative conference at the beginning of October.

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A government source tells the paper that Ms Berry will be “a core member of the Policy Unit with responsibility for Energy and Infrastructure”.

Her mother Diana Berry was the Conservatives’ chief fundraiser from 2004 to 2008.

Mrs May has already raised eyebrows by delaying the huge intergovernmental project to develop a nuclear power plant at HInkley Point in Somerset.