Sara Vaughan is Political & Regulatory Affairs Director at E.ON in the UK. She started her career as a lawyer at Slaughter and May before moving to Powergen (as it then was) as a competition lawyer. She has subsequently broadened her role through taking on a number of additional responsibilities such as regulation, energy policy, compliance, external affairs, legal and company secretariat, HSSE and engineering governance. She was appointed to the Board as Strategy & Regulation Director in 2012. Sara was on the Board of the UK Business Council for Sustainable Energy which merged into the newly formed Energy UK in 2012, where she is an alternate Board Director. She was formerly a Public Member of Network Rail and is a Fellow of the Energy Institute.