Edward Davey was appointed Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change in February 2012. He is the Liberal Democrat MP for Kingston and Surbiton.
Edward was educated at Nottingham High School and Jesus College, Oxford, where he studied politics, philosophy and economics. He gained an MSc in economics from Birkbeck College, London University.
Edward served in the Liberal Democrat Shadow Cabinet in a number of posts including Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury from 2001 to 2002, Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Skills from 2005 to 2006, and Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs between 2007 and 2010.
He was then Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs at the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills from May 2010 to February 2012.
After graduating Edward worked as an economics researcher for the Liberal Democrats in Parliament before joining Omega Partners, where he specialised in consultancy in the postal services sector.
Nigel Holden is Head of Energy Enterprise & Sustainable Development at the Co-operative Group.
Nigel has led the Group energy procurement, energy efficiency and environmental improvement programmes over the last 12 years. His successes include:-
– A multi-award winning energy & carbon management programme which has reduced the Group’s absolute carbon emission by 40%.
– Leading a renewable energy development programme, on track to generate 25% of the Group’s electricity requirements by 2017.
– Head of Engineering on One Angel Square, the Group’s Head Office in Manchester, rated BREAAM ‘Outstanding’ for design and construction.
– The introduction of an innovate approach to energy procurement. Combining the Group’s buying power, strategic partnerships with trusted suppliers and an award winning suite of supporting energy services. The financial and ethical performance of this approach has attracted over 40 external customers to join the buying club, many attracted by referrals from existing members.
Nigel is now focusing on leading the ‘Co-operative Power’ which is now open for business!
Jacqui Hall is MD of CNG Ltd, the UK’s leading independent supplier of commercial gas and one which is striving to offer a very real and viable alternative to the Big Six.
Jacqui was brought in to CNG as Office Manager and quickly took it upon herself to learn about the complexities of supply and transportation. Through ‘on the job’ learning she progressed through the ranks and has been a director since 2002.
In 2011 Jacqui – along with Directors Chris England and Tim Jones – announced completion of the first stage of a CNG MBO. The final stage was completed in 2013 and marked the continued growth of the brand in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
The multi-award winning business has created waves locally, regionally and nationally by offering a portfolio of services to commercial customers, predominantly in the SME market. Its sustained growth has seen it chart against major name competitors in the energy industry for meter points supplied and it continues to climb regional and national growth business lists.
The business is now focused on offering a real alternative and continues to differentiate itself by offering a superior level of customer service whilst educating customers about their energy usage, giving them a service they both want and deserve.
Antony has worked in the energy industry since 1997 in a variety of roles in the UK, Spain & USA. He joined Haven’s Power Purchasing team in 2007 and became Head of Supplier Management in April 2011. In this role, he was responsibility for regulation and Haven Power’s industry relationships with organisations including Ofgem, DNOs, ELEXON, and data collection/metering agents. He was also responsible for non-energy direct costs and settlement performance. Since October 2014, Antony has been Haven’s Strategy and Development Director.
Kevin is the Head of Property at energy consultancy, Inenco. Kevin is a qualified electrical engineer with over 25 years experience in energy purchasing and energy management. over the last 15 years Kevin has worked at Inenco helping and advising large complex property organisations such as JLL, GVA and SEGRO on energy procurement, reduction and compliance challenges. Kevin is a member of the Chartered Institute of Security and Investments and the Energy Institute and is passionate about helping business customers to reduce their energy costs through effective consumption and price management.
Andrew Fletcher graduated from Southbank University in 1992 with an Honours Degree in Environmental Engineering. An MBA from Kingston Business School followed in 1998. Prior to establishing Carbon Control Limited in 2007, Andrew held senior management positions within Westminster City Council, BT, O2 and The Caudwell Group of Companies. Today Andrew holds the position of Managing Director within Carbon Control and splits his time between providing organisational leadership and consulting on energy related matters. His potent blend of strong technical knowledge and commercial acumen are evident in the energy conservation and renewable energy solutions delivered by Carbon Control Limited for its diverse customer base within the private, public and third sectors.
Jonathan works closely with senior industry figures and policymakers to promote the sustainable development of the decentralised energy sector in the UK, including through combined heat and power, district heating, and demand side services. He has responsibility for leading and managing policy development and communications at the Association for Decentralised Energy, which represents both the users and suppliers of energy.
Jonathan previously worked as a senior researcher in Parliament, and as a journalist for several North American newspapers and magazines. Jonathan holds a BA from Tufts University and an MSc in Public Policy from Queen Mary, University of London. He grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but has lived in the United Kingdom since 2008.
A former submariner in the Royal Navy’s Submarine Service, Robert is an MBA graduate from London Business School and a Chartered Mechanical Engineer.
Prior to joining SmartestEnergy as Vice President Commercial in 2004, Robert held senior commercial positions at Enron, Électricité de France (EDF) Trading and BHP Billiton. As CEO, he is responsible for the Company’s strategy and the implementation of the next phase of SmartestEnergy’s growth.
Marcus leads National Grid’s work on future energy supply. He works closely with industry stakeholders and government to develop future of electricity generation and gas supply scenarios to assess the implications of these on the GB energy landscape. He has two decades of experience in gas and electricity networks, holding management roles across Electricity Transmission, Gas Transmission, Gas Distribution and Business Development within National Grid.
Louise joined Gemserv as the Business Development Manager for the Environment division in 2012 and is responsible for strategically developing Gemserv’s offering within the energy efficiency and renewable energy sectors. She has experience in Energy Management Systems from both a consultancy and an internal delivery perspective and a strong understanding of ESOS.
Prior to joining Gemserv, Louise was a Behaviour Change Consultant, specialising in designing and delivering staff engagement programmes, including facilitating multiple training sessions on energy efficiency to numerous public and private sector organisations.
Louise graduated from the University of East Anglia with an MSc in Climate Change.
Richard is a leading energy management professional. Through his business EnStrat(UK)Ltd he works with businesses to help them Increase profitability through the implementation of energy reduction strategies and solutions.
A lot of his experience was gained whilst he was Head of Energy Management at Mitchells & Butlers, one of the largest multisite retailers in the UK and an industry leader in the pubs & restaurants sector. Here Richard started from scratch transforming energy from being a cost that the business just incurred, to being one of the biggest opportunities for profit within the P&L. Along the way, there was a transformation in the energy efficiency of the 1,500 buildings in the estate, a big behavioural and cultural change with the 40,000 employees and the creation of a hugely capable team.
Tracy Byrne, FM Contracts & Energy Manager TUI UK Ireland, responsibility for 600 shops and several HO premises. The role several years ago was a FM Contracts Managers role with responsibility for Soft and Hard Services.. but of course we all know with an FM role it doesn’t stop there, and in 2007 I gained the Utilities too. Lucky me. This was just prior to the CRC journey- and I was on it. The journey has had its potholes, and challenges but also many successes and I think I can say strangely enough it has been an enjoyable one, steering the company through the CRC League tables, Carbon Trust Certification and our last success ISO 50001 Certification.
Rob Ellis has responsibility for Renewable Energy Project Development within Co-operative Power.
His experience covers, project management, finance, corporate structures, energy and property.
He is a Chartered Surveyor and has worked at the Co-operative Group for the past 10 years; prior to which he worked in the rural property sector, focused on value enhancement of property assets.
At the Co-operative he has developed three large scale wind farms, the energy from these facilities making an important contribution to towards the Co-operative Group’s energy consumption. He also has experience in anaerobic digestion and biomass development.
He is married and lives in Devon with two teenage children.