Mike Wilkinson, UKRPA

Mike is the Vice Chairman of the United Kingdom Revenue Protection Association (UKRPA) which is a trade association for parties that are involved in revenue protection activities within the gas and electricity industry. Within this role he has attended meetings at the Home Office, working alongside the Association of Chief Police Officers (now NPCC), Fire and Rescue, Energy Companies, Distribution Network Operators and Housing Associations to share the issues of energy theft and cannabis cultivation, to build effective working partnerships.

He is regularly called on to attend conferences across the world to speak about the issues of energy theft, and scope out best practices particularly in some of the poorer countries.

Mike is also a Revenue Protection Manager for npower where his team delivery a proactive approach to detect, deter and educate where gas or electricity interference is identified, which also covers working with multiply agencies to close down cannabis cultivation activity.