Hazel Williams, head analyst and local authority lead Hazel heads up our analyst team, leading on our data and analysis capability, overseeing and authoring reports and communications based on the technical data produced by the team, in language that can be understood by non-specialists. Hazel is also responsible for leading Regen’s work with local authorities, supporting on interpreting UK renewable energy policies, developing local planning policy and delivering training to stakeholders and councillors. She regularly presents at local authorities’ Examinations in Public on policy issues and produces tools and analysis to meet the needs of Regen’s local authority members and clients. Hazel has been working with south west local authorities for over ten years. Hazel joined Regen from the South West Regional Assembly, where she worked on the development of the region’s climate change action plan.