Managing Director, Energise London CIC. Government advisor on community energy and a speaker at webinars and conferences on topics ranging from energy efficiency and renewable energy to finance and fuel poverty.
In 2013, I established the UK’s first social enterprise- led, Green Deal /ECO programme which was welcomed by the Energy Minister and the Mayor of London. And in 2014, organised the first, UK Community Energy Awards with the support of the Department of Energy and Climate Change and energy industry stakeholders.
Sales and marketing professional with 30 years experience in the financial services, media, estate agency and energy sectors. 15 years board level responsibility at blue chip companies, SMEs and start-ups, Worked in four different industries, building one company into european market leader. Recruited and managed teams generating over £100 million of sales per annum. Former responsibilities include Head of UK Corporate Banking for one of the world's top 10 banks managing a £2 billion loan portfolio; Managing Director, Europe for a world-leading publisher and founder of one of the UK's first "green" estate agencies.
Specialities: Establishing start-ups and restructuring mature businesses. Consultancy. Creation and delivery of business strategies, policies and plans. Change management. Stakeholder and community engagement. Partnerships. Joint ventures. Business development. Sales & marketing. Communications/PR. Fund raising. Recruitment and dismissal. Risk assessment. Back and front office alignment. Outsourcing. Entry into new markets. Bids and tenders. Renewable energy projects.Energy reduction.Climate change mitigation.