16 June 2022

Thursday 16th June 2022: OVO, the UK’s third largest energy supplier, announces the appointment of Alex Doorey as VP of Corporate Affairs.


Alex joins the leadership team as VP of Corporate Affairs, in which she will be responsible for public affairs, policy, media relations and sustainability. As part of this, she will coordinate corporate communications activity across the whole OVO Group, ensuring alignment with the company’s Plan Zero goals to reduce carbon emissions and energy affordability for customers.


Alex joins from Virgin Media O2 where she was appointed as  O2’s Head of External Communications in 2019, and in 2021 she moved into an expanded role, leading external communications for both the Virgin Media and O2 brands following the merging of the two companies. Alex also held the role of Interim Director of Sustainability. 


Over the past 15 years, Alex has developed a career across journalism, front line government media relations, and communications for major consumer brands. Training in broadcast journalism, she first joined Sky working on production before moving into politics. After a time working for David Cameron MP, she took up a position first as media adviser, and then as Chief of Staff, at Conservative Campaign Headquarters. 


On leaving government, Alex joined the private sector to lead corporate and sustainability communications at J Sainsbury PLC. She later joined eBay UK as Head of Corporate Comms, driving consumer activations and building a focus on the marketplace's support for UK small businesses. 


Alex joins OVO in the Autumn alongside recent recruit Dan Burdett, who joins in July as Chief Customer Officer. Together, the senior leadership team at OVO are ensuring consistent communication with both customers and OVO people as the energy crisis continues. 


Commenting on the appointment, Raman Bhatia, CEO of OVO, said:

“We are delighted to have Alex join us, bringing a wealth of experience at a time when engaging the public on issues including cost of living and climate change has never been more paramount to our customers.”


Alex Doorey said:

“Now more than ever, it is crucial for energy suppliers to support customers and deliver on environmental impacts. I’m delighted to be leading a passionate team to help Ovo to do this, campaigning on behalf of our customers and the planet.”



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About OVO Energy 

OVO Energy was founded in 2009 and redesigned the energy experience to be fair, effortless, green and simple for all customers. Today OVO Energy and its Retail partners serve nearly 5 million customers, all striving to deliver more affordable clean energy for everyone. OVO is on a mission through its sustainability strategy Plan Zero to tackle the most important issue of our time; the climate crisis, by bringing our customers with us on the journey towards zero carbon living. OVO Energy has committed to being a net zero carbon business and achieve bold science-based carbon reduction targets by 2030, while helping members halve their carbon footprint at the same time.