Volker Beckers is to take up the position of CEO of RWE npower in the U.K. from January 1, 2010.

Beckers has been chief financial officer of RWE npower since 2003, and will take over from Andy Duff, will be standing down after six years as CEO of RWE npower. Duff will take up a new position in an advisory capacity as non-executive chairman of RWE npower.

Dr Jürgen Großmann, CEO of RWE AG said, “Andy Duff has provided RWE npower with outstanding leadership. He has been instrumental in transforming the company’s generation portfolio and putting in place the building blocks to enable RWE npower to become a leading energy and gas provider in the U.K. He has our thanks and gratitude for these achievements.”

Großmann adds: “Beckers brings with him a wealth of knowledge of the energy sector as well as considerable experience of the highly competitive U.K. energy markets.”

As of January 1, 2010, Dr Frank Weigand will become new CFO of RWE npower. He has been head of Group Controlling at RWE AG since 2007.