Jeremy Yapp began his professional life managing an independent retail business. He has also edited Hansard in the Australian Parliament, managed an international music festival, and worked as a freelance editor, a political researcher and an orchestral musician. He has worked in a number of policy areas in the UK Civil Service, including DECC’s Smart Metering Implementation Programme. For BEAMA he represents manufacturers throughout the supply chain of smart metering equipment. He is a Board member of Smart Meters Device Assurance Ltd and manages the Scheme Operator contract on its behalf.