Mr Taylor was with Cinergy Corporation, now Duke Energy, for 10 years. During his tenure, he held a number of positions including vice president of corporate development, vice president and general counsel of the energy merchant business unit, and vice president and general counsel of Cinergy Investments.

Most recently, Mr Taylor was managing director of Natsource, an emissions and renewable energy asset management firm in New York. During his career, he has also been an attorney with several law firms.

Paul Barbas, president and CEO of DPL, said: We are very pleased that Doug has joined the DPL team. He has a solid legal background and extensive experience in the energy industry.