An expert in UK and global energy markets with more than 20 years experience of developing industrial scale energy generation and utilisation projects and managing energy price risk for multinational organisations. Advanced negotiation and influencing skills, with a record of influencing internal stakeholders throughout the organisation including at group board director level. A Chartered Electrical Engineer.
- Delivered increased energy cost certainty globally for Nestlé and Associated British Foods through the development and implementation of energy price risk strategies.
- Developed CHP and renewable energy projects as part of a team, winning board level approval for investments and delivering on the implementation and subsequent operation of those investments.
- Successfully led teams in dynamic, successful businesses where change is a constant, building capability technically and commercially.
July 2012 to June 2017 – Nestlé UK Ltd, Energy Procurement Manager EUR & AOA
Global Category Lead for energy reporting to the Global Head of Commodities at the Swiss HQ, leading procurement activities of energy buyers based in US, LatAm and Singapore as well as managing European energy procurement.
March 2008 to June 2012 – British Sugar plc, Head of Energy Purchasing
Leading an energy procurement team responsible for the management of all of Associated British Foods UK and European energy requirements covering more than 230 sites. Including sale of electricity and associated CHP LECs, sale of ROCs, purchase of electricity, gas, coal, anthracite, heavy fuel oil, gasoil and diesel. Managing Carbon trading relating to the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, Climate Change Agreements and Carbon Reduction Commitment.
2003 to 2008 – British Sugar plc, CHP Commercial Manager
Successfully managed British Sugar’s £150M energy portfolio covering sale of electricity and associated CHP LECs, purchase of electricity, gas, heavy fuel oil and gasoil.
2000 to 2003 – British Sugar plc, CHP Commodity Manager
Managed portfolio of IT, telecoms and travel expenditure. Won support at group level and led team to implement a group wide IT product supply contract. Negotiated multi-million pound contract for implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software project. Influenced ABF board members and company IT Directors / Heads of Department to deliver cost saving initiatives.
1995 to 2000 – British Sugar plc, Project Analyst
Delivered technical and financial evaluation of 75MWe Wissington CHP plant from conception through to operation. Similarly responsible for Bury St. Edmunds plant and front end design of Cantley and York CHP projects.
1991 to 1995 – British Sugar plc, Electrical Engineer
Negotiated electricity supply contracts and electricity sales contracts with purchasing department on deregulation of the electricity supply industry. Project managed conversion of Head Office generators to peak lopping operation, led electrical energy management activity.
1990 to 1991 – British Sugar plc, Team Leader
Managed a shift team at Spalding sugar factory.
1989 to 1990 – British Sugar plc, Project Engineer
1984 to 1989 – British Sugar plc, Production / Engineering Trainee
2012 to date – Director, Maserati Club Ltd.
2013 to 2016 – Director, Normanton Road Management Ltd.
1995 to 1999 – Director, Chestnut Classics Ltd.
EDUCATION and TRAINING:
Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Chartered Engineer.
BEng. in Electro-Mechanical Engineering (Power Technology) at the University of Aston in Birmingham.
Educated at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield.