Iain Conn

Senior Adviser, Energy & Sustainability Investing at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

Iain Conn

Iain Conn

Senior Adviser, Energy & Sustainability Investing at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

Career Highlights

BP Plc
Centrica Innovations
Centrica Plc

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1963 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom



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Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer at Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc

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Chairman at Rolls-Royce North America (USA) Holdings Co.

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Pro-Chancellor at University of Southampton

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Chairman at United Utilities Group Plc

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Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at SNC-Lavalin

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Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director at QinetiQ Group Plc

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Former Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer at Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc

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Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Unilever NV

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Former Executive Director, President & Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce, Nai at Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc

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Former Interim Chief Executive Officer at Transocean Ltd.

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The Daily Telegraph (London)
April 7, 2021
Centrica cuts pay of boss after hard year
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (London)
April 7, 2021
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (London)
March 2, 2021
DirectorsTalk Interviews
March 1, 2021
BT Group’s Jan du Plessis to retire as Chairman
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Iain Conn
Senior Adviser, Energy & Sustainability Investing at The Blackstone Group, Inc.
Undergraduate Degree

Imperial College London (officially The Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine) is a public research university located in London, England, specialising in science, engineering, medicine and business. A former constituent college of the federal University of London, it became fully independent on 9 July 2007, as part of the celebrations of its centenary.


ERT today brings together up to 50 chief executives and chairmen of major multinational companies of European parentage, covering a wide range of industrial sectors. Individuals join at the personal invitation of existing Members, which confers on ERT membership a personal rather than corporate character. ERT Members meet twice a year, in person, at Plenary Sessions. At these Plenary Sessions, Members determine ERT’s work programme, set priorities and establish specialised Working Groups to work on them. Decisions are taken by consensus. The ERT Chairman, two vice-Chairmen, the former ERT Chairman and five other elected Members form the Steering Committee. The Steering Committee reviews ERT activities and makes recommendations to the Plenary Sessions. Each ERT Member nominates an Associate to act as a main point of liaison at working level and to help implement the decisions taken by Members. Much of the work is done by the Working Groups established by the Plenary Sessions. They are chaired by ERT Members and comprise Members, Associates and experts from the companies behind ERT Members. The Working Groups present proposals to the Plenary and take a leading role in the drafting of official ERT messages and positions. The Secretary General is in charge of a small Executive based in Brussels, which coordinates projects, acts as a contact point, provides administrative support and publishes the ERT reports.


The Institution of Chemical Engineers is a private company headquartered in London, UK. The firm operates as professional association for chemical, biochemical and process engineers. Jon Prichard is the CEO, in this role since 2016.

Career History
Senior Adviser, Energy & Sustainability Investing
2021 - Current

The Blackstone Group, Inc. engages in the provision of investment and fund management services. It operates through the following segments: Private Equity, Real Estate, Hedge Fund Solutions and Credit. The Private Equity segment consists of flagship corporate private equity funds, Blackstone Capital Partners funds, sector-focused corporate private equity funds, including energy-focused funds, Blackstone Energy Partners funds, and core private equity fund, Blackstone Core Equity Partners. The Real Estate segment includes management of core real estate fund and non-exchange traded restate investment trusts. The Hedge Fund Solutions segment comprises of Blackstone Alternative Asset Management, which manages hedge funds and includes Indian-focused and Asian-focused closed-end mutual funds. The Credit segment includes GSO Capital Partners LP, which manages credit-oriented funds. The company was founded by Stephen Allen Schwarzman in 1985 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Member of the President's Committee

The CBI is a not-for-profit membership organisation, founded by Royal Charter on 30 July 1965 when the British Employers’ Confederation, the Federation of British Industries and the National Association of British Manufacturers joined together to form the Confederation of British Industry.

Service Manager
2002 - ?

BP America Production Co. provides oil and gas exploration services. The company was founded on October 8, 1937 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Prior - 2015

BP Plc operates as an integrated oil and gas company. It operates through the following segments: Upstream, Downstream and Rosneft. The Upstream segment engages in the oil and natural gas exploration, field development and production, midstream transportation, storage and processing and marketing and trade of natural gas, including liquefied natural gas and power and natural gas liquids. The Downstream segment refines, manufactures, markets, transports, supplies, and trades crude oil, petroleum, petrochemicals products and related services to wholesale and retail customers. The Rosneft segment engages in investment activities. The company was founded by William Knox D'Arcy on April 14, 1909 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
2005 - 2014

Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc designs, develops, manufactures, and services integrated power systems for use in the air, on land, and at sea. The company operates its business through following segments: Civil Aerospace, Power Systems, Defense and ITP Aero. The Civil Aerospace segment offers commercial aero engines and aftermarket services. The Power Systems segment includes engines, power systems and nuclear systems for civil power generation. The Defense segment consists of military aero engines, naval engines, submarines and aftermarket services. The ITP Aero segment provides aeronautical engines and gas turbines. The company was founded in March 1906 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Senior Independent Director
2005 - 2014

Rolls-Royce Plc manufactures aircraft, marine and generator power systems. Its products include civil large, small aircraft and helicopter engines. The firm provides complex, integrated power systems and services to the aerospace and marine and industrial power systems markets. It also develops and provides comprehensive service packages for managing engines throughout their life-cycle. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Member, Honorary Advisory Board

Schwarzman Scholars, founded by American financier Stephen A. Schwarzman, founder of asset management firm, Blackstone Group, is an international scholarship program announced on April 2013, designed to "educate the next generation of global leaders". The program is intended to launch in June 2016, upon completion of Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University. The college was designed by Robert A.M. Stern, Dean of the Yale School of Architecture and will host 200 elite scholars annually from the US, China and other countries around the world for a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Member, Advisory Board
Tenure Unconfirmed

The Center for China in the World Economy (CCWE) at the School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University is a policy research center for studying and promoting China's integration in the world economy. Established in September 2004, the CCWE aspires to become an internationally recognized center of research and training that governments, corporations, and others come to for deepening their understanding of China in the world economy. The CCWE is privileged to have the generous financial support of BP for the Center's establishment and initial operations.

Member, Advisory Board
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Tesoro Refining & Marketing Co. LLC, Andeavor LLC purchase BP Plc /Refining & Marketing Business from BP Plc

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2018 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

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