Gareth Wood - Business in the Community

Gareth Wood

Vice President of Operations,

Cost-of-Living Taskforce

Gareth Wood is VP of Operations at OVO, the UK’s third largest energy supplier. He joined in January 2020 and is responsible for transforming service to support OVO’s customers on the journey towards zero carbon living. He has extensive experience in the energy industry, and joined OVO from SSE where he held a number of senior roles including Customer Service Director.

Gareth is passionate about service and inclusivity; he is responsible for OVO’s customer vulnerability strategy and delivering a fully inclusive service to everyone. He is also committed to building a work environment where everybody belongs, and he sponsors OVO’s Faith and Belief network to actively promote diversity and inclusivity at OVO.

About BITC’s Cost-of-Living Taskforce

Business in the Community’s (BITC) Cost-of-Living Taskforce brings together a group of the most influential and passionate senior executives, committed to deliver the vision that the UK business community demonstrates a world-leading response to the cost-of-living crisis. Additionally, supporting those most disadvantaged and vulnerable in society, and using the crisis as a catalyst to make the UK fairer and greener together.

This taskforce of diverse leaders will shape the outputs for the campaign and innovate together to drive action across business at pace and scale.