Nicola Higgins

Offshore Wind Programme Director



Nicola has been Director of the Offshore Wind Programme at DESNZ since September 2021.

She has held a wide range of Civil Service roles at the Ministry of Defence, Department of Energy and Climate Change, Department for Communities and Local Government, and Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Nicola has also worked in a number of partner organisations including the Oil and Gas Authority, as Head of Strategy and Policy, and the UK Space Agency, where she was Director of Regulation.

Nicola spent her early career in academia and has a PhD from the University of Cambridge.