An established business with a clear vision of the future

PeakGen is a successful designer, developer and manager of energy assets. From our beginnings as a peaking power specialist, we have evolved into a business that is an exemplar of the ongoing transition to a net zero energy landscape that every business faces.

We are fully committed to supporting and helping to create greener solutions that deliver energy systems that the country needs to thrive.

At the same time, we understand that the process will not be completed overnight. Consequently, we need to be pragmatic and clear-headed in our approach.

While not all systems are flexible enough to adapt easily to the demands of a net zero world, they can still be managed more efficiently and effectively while we develop other solutions.

We have the ambition to make the world a greener and better place. We have the experience to understand the difficulties with this energy transition. We have the drive to overcome those challenges and make our ambition a reality.

Meet the team

The team is highly professional and brings a wide range of knowledge and skills to the table.
Ian

Chief Executive Officer

Ian has over 25 years’ experience in the energy and utility sector. Most recently he was Director of European Business Development at National Grid. In this role he led the development of Electrical Interconnection between the UK and Europe, as well as securing competitive network opportunities and developing ventures in Distributed Energy and the decarbonisation of transport. Prior to joining National Grid, Ian’s career encompassed a broad range of leadership and engineering roles at Costain, E.ON and Burns McDonnell. He has also enjoyed a secondment with the British Government, helping to develop clean energy policy. He holds non-executive or advisory roles with other organisations including TNEI (Chairman), Elexon and Digital Engineering. Ian is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers and a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers; he is also a Chartered Director with the Institute of Directors. Ian is a graduate from Sheffield University, and has also attended executive programmes at Harvard and London Business School.

Nick

Markets & Strategy Director

Nick has over 20 years of experience in the power industry and holds an engineering degree from Warwick University. Most recently Nick worked with Uniper’s (formerly E.ON) trading business in Germany, in a range of roles including Structured Trading, Capacity Markets and Risk Management. Before moving to Germany, he was responsible for the forward optimisation of E.ON’s UK generation portfolio. Prior to joining E.ON he worked for National Grid, where he initially worked on the design of extensions to the transmission system for the connection of new power stations, and then within the commercial division of the system operator.

Jess

Finance Director

Jess joined PeakGen Top Co Limited in 2021 as Finance Director and has over 15 years of experience in the energy and healthcare property development sectors. Prior to joining PeakGen, she was Head of Finance at Tonik Energy and Group Financial Controller at Prime Plc. Jess brings a proven ability to drive change within teams and joined the executive team to accelerate growth of new business ventures. Jess trained as a Chartered Accountant with a Top 10 firm and is a graduate of the University of Nottingham where she studied French and Russian.

Andrew

Commercial Director

Andrew is an experienced chartered engineer and director with developed skills in leading high value complex projects within the energy and construction infrastructure sectors. He is a results driven creative thinker with a keen eye for commercial advantage and return, and extensive practical experience in creating and delivering procurement, project turnarounds, resolving disputes and project recovery. Prior to joining PeakGen, Andrew worked as a consultant delivering commercial support to construction clients and contractors. Significant assignments included acting as Head of Commercial for HS2 Phase 1, Commercial Lead at Costain, and Commercial Director for North Europe at Alstom Power. Andrew maintains an in-depth knowledge of formulating commercial strategies based on NEC and FIDIC forms of contract. Integrated collaborative working has formed a large part of his professional experience.

Sally

Head of Engineering

Sally has over 19 years of engineering experience in the energy and utility sector. Prior to joining PeakGen, Sally worked at National Grid in various engineering roles. Most recently she was Technical Manager for the Granite State Power Link project, an AC-HVDC project aimed with transporting 2GW of renewable energy from Canada into New England, USA. Sally has also been an Operations Team Leader for four high-voltage substations in the south Birmingham-Worcester region. As part of this role Sally qualified as a high voltage, low voltage, and mechanical Senior Authorised Person. With a MEng in Mechanical Engineering and a PGDip in Power Systems Engineering, Sally is a versatile engineer and supports PeakGen with their engineering and business development functions. Sally has also founded her own business “This Girl Runs” and has helped thousands of women all over the West Midlands start running in fun and friendly communities.

Karl

Head of Development

Karl has over 26 years of engineering and project delivery experience. Prior to joining PeakGen, Karl spent the majority of his career in automotive at Jaguar Land Rover, but also spent periods of time in construction at HS2 and earlier in the medical industry. Karl is a keen rugby player, coach, selector and referee in the Warwickshire society. Karl holds an MEng from Cardiff university and is chartered with the IMechE. In his spare time, Karl enjoys running, outdoor family holidays and playing the guitar (badly)!

Sharan

Commercial Manager

Sharan graduated from Coventry University achieving a 1st in her BSc Computer Science degree in 2019, and has just completed an MSc in Data Science and Computational Intelligence. She joined the Commercial team in 2020, and is responsible for turning raw data into valuable insights that the commercial team will use to ensure maximum value is extrapolated from PeakGen’s current (and future) portfolio of assets.

Nabeel

Energy Analyst & Trader

Nabeel graduated from the University of Bath in 2021 and has a degree in Accounting and Finance. Following this, he worked for Eagloo as a trainee trader supporting senior traders in analysing markets, developing trading, hedging strategies and managing risks. Nabeel has an interest in energy markets and has traded in commodities such as crude oil, natural gas, and precious metals. Nabeel joined the team as Energy Analyst & Trader in November 2022. In his spare time, he enjoys weightlifting, playing tennis and swimming. His hobbies also include traveling and exploring different countries and learning about their cultures.

Harrison

Data Scientist

Harrison graduated with a 1st in maths from Oxford University in 2019. Following this, he spent two years working in machine learning at a small AI start up business doing natural language processing. He then moved into the world of power and worked as a hedge fund analyst focusing on European power, before joining the team as Data Scientist in September 2022. In his spare time, he enjoys climbing and cycling.

Ryan

Senior Commercial Manager

Ryan is an experienced Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 16 years of commercial management experience. He has managed highly complex, large value projects within the construction infrastructure and rail sectors. He is a natural problem solver with extensive collaborative working experience. Ryan has developed and implemented multiple procurement and delivery strategies using the NEC and JCT forms of contract. Ryan has previously worked in a variety of roles delivering commercial support for both consultant and client organisations. Significant appointments have included acting as a Commercial Manager of the High Speed 2 Enabling Works Contract and undertaking a Commercial Lead role for Network Rail within the Safety, Technical and Engineering (STE) function.

Hania

Finance Manager

Hania studied Accounting and Financial Management at The University of Sheffield and has 15 years’ experience in various financial and management accounting roles, including positions at Westcom Technology Limited, McKesson and Codemasters. Hania joined the team in May 2022 as Finance Manager. In her spare time, Hania plays indoor hockey, enjoys spending time with family, and is also a bit of a gamer.

Megan

Reporting & Governance Manager

Megan is a Chartered Accountant and studied Mathematics at The University of Bath. She joined the team in July 2022 as Reporting and Governance Manager. In her spare time, Megan enjoys baking, reading and clay pigeon shooting.

Charlotte

Finance Assistant

Charlotte joined the team in May 2023 as Finance Assistant, and brings over 7 years’ experience in various senior/financial assistant roles within the construction sector. Before joining the team, she was Senior Accounts Assistant at a large building supplies company and was responsible for a wide range of duties, including management reporting and general office administration. In her spare time, Charlotte enjoys spending time with her family, visiting family around the coast, reading and baking.

Paula

Office Manager & PA to CEO

Paula joined the team in November 2020 as the Office Manager and PA to the CEO. She is responsible for all office procedures, including HR Administration and Health & Safety, and uses her organisational skills to ensure smooth operations in a busy work environment that allows the business to operate efficiently. Paula brings over 20 years’ experience as PA and administrator and has worked in senior roles in London in the Finance, Asset Management and legal sectors. In her spare time, Paula enjoys travelling, spending time with her family, country walks, running and dining out.

Tim

Operations Manager

Tim has over 15 years’ experience in the power industry where he has held a number of operational and leadership roles. Prior to joining PeakGen, Tim worked for Uniper (formerly E.ON) as a Plant Manager. He began his career in the Mining industry, ultimately becoming a Colliery Manager for UK Coal. Tim holds an MSc from Warwick University in Business Engineering & Management. He is married with 2 daughters and enjoys spending time with his family.

Sarah

Operations Administrator

Sarah joined PeakGen in 2014. Throughout her career with the company she has provided support in most areas of the business including operations, finance and legal, giving her a wealth of knowledge and experience. As the focal point for the Operations Engineers, who work out on site, Sarah is pivotal in ensuring good communications are shared and that administration runs smoothly and efficiently. In her spare time Sarah enjoys theatre, travel and running.

Robert

Operations Engineer

Rob joined PeakGen in December 2022 and has the responsibility of looking after the south west sites. He has a wealth of experience gained from the Royal Air Force where he trained as an aircraft technician working on various military aircraft. Rob has worked within the power generation industry for the last decade and has gained vast experience in in-depth maintenance, fault investigation, and resolution of both mechanical and electrical issues. He specifically worked on engines powered by Natural Gas, Bio Gas and Landfill Gas. In his spare time, Rob has a real passion for music and plays the harmonica for a blues band. He enjoys construction projects, DIY and spending time with his family.

Alan

HV Senior Authorised Person

Alan joined PeakGen in December 2020, working part time as a Senior Authorised Person responsible for high voltage work across all PeakGen sites. Alan has worked within the power industry for 30 years, across CCGT, EFW, biomass and peak response plants as an engineer/permit officer, covering mechanical and electrical work up to 132Kv. Prior to joining the power industry, Alan served for 11 years in the Royal Navy as an Artificer.

Simon

Operations Supervisor

Simon joined PeakGen in 2016 and is responsible for the day to day operations at PeakGen’s largest site; Peterborough. This site consists of 8MW of battery storage and 20MW of diesel generators. Simon has previously worked for Aggreko and other large temporary generator companies as the Senior Engineer, maintaining emergency diesel generators for various DNO contracts. Simon has also served in the British Army as an electrician for 12 years and has been on many overseas tours.

Matt

Operations Engineer

Matt joined PeakGen in January 2023, as Operations Engineer. He was previously a Commercial Diver providing ships husbandry for the Royal Navy. He then trained and became an Engineer in the Merchant Navy. He now is very happy with both feet on dry land. Matt enjoys travel, water sports and tinkering with his Landrover, which does get muddy!

Martin

Operations Engineer

Martin is responsible for the day to day running, inspection and maintenance of our operational power plant sites in the southern region. He undertakes minor mechanical and electrical works, as well as control analysis and fault-finding on the power plants. He has a wealth of experience gained from working both in the Armed forces as well as several private companies operating in the energy industry.

Garry

Operational Site Attendant

Garry joined PeakGen in September 2019. Working part time as an Operational Site Attendant, he is responsible for the general care of the generators at one of the PeakGen south west sites. Previously, Garry served in the British Army for 20 years as a combat electrician driver in the Royal Signals. Garry holds a nursing degree and also works part time as a Renal Dialysis Nurse with the NHS, taking care of patients with end stage kidney disease. In his spare time his hobbies include beekeeping, wine making and playing guitar.

Jeevan

Operations Engineer

Jeevan graduated from Aston University in 2019 with a BEng in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Following this, he joined GE Grid Solution and gained valuable industrial experience working with teams across several departments, before joining PeakGen in September 2022. In his spare time, he enjoys going to the gym, walking his dog and spending time with family and friends.

Andrew

EC&I Technician

Andrew joined PeakGen in 2015. He is responsible for the day to day running of 20 MW diesel power generation plants in Wales and the South West. Before joining PeakGen Andrew served for 12 years with the Royal Air Force as a Ground Electrical Technician, the early part of his career spent working with temporary power distribution systems and specialised airfield support equipment. The later part was spent carrying out maintenance and rectification on satellite ground stations and communications equipment.

Liam

Chief Morale Officer

Liam is our Chief Morale Officer and works in our office inspiring the team and providing essential love!

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