Alex has been an entrepreneur in the clean energy sector for around 15 years. He founded respected energy analytics business EEVS Insight in 2011 and has led a number of consultancy teams, advising corporate and public sector clients on energy strategies and developing innovative business models that make sense of energy efficiency. Alex holds a Masters degree in electrical engineering from Imperial College London and an MBA from Ashridge Business School, and is a Chartered Engineer. Alex has spent his entire career trying to address climate change, which he views as an unprecedented opportunity for creating a better, more equitable world.
Armin is a multifaceted professional and entrepreneur with more than 15 years of international experience working on clean energy topics in public and private sector organisations. He is fluent in English, French and German, and maintains an extensive global network in the energy sector. Armin is passionate about the role of policies and governance in driving the transition to a sustainable, low carbon energy system.
Miti holds a First-Class, integrated master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Edinburgh, having gained in-depth knowledge in the science behind energy efficiency. Miti has conducted a range of primary research examining regional decarbonisation strategies and net zero asset classes. She has developed expertise on providing technical advisory services and engaging with project stakeholders to coordinate approaches and develop project pipelines.
Connor provides an interdisciplinary background ranging from data structures to environmental economics and sociotechnical change. Connor earned a First-Class Master of Natural Sciences degree for his novel research into market-based carbon accounting and corporate signalling at the University of East Anglia, where he founded and continues to support the “Any Last Words?” climate communication competition, highlighting a long-standing commitment to improve science communication and climate engagement as a public good.
Gary has 35 years’ experience leading Architecture and multi-disciplined Green Infrastructure Design teams from his base in Hampshire. His focus is to minimise impact and energy use in the construction and whole life operation of all projects whether new build or refurbishment. Gary is Chair of the AECB and sits on the Board of Future South and the Steering Group of Green Halo. He regularly speaks at and chairs events and brings his commercial contacts and experience.
James’ passion is in designing and delivering sustainable, low-energy projects that benefit their end users and society at large. With over 19 years in the industry, he has extensive experience in many sectors, including residential, educational, cultural and mixed use projects and is able to approach projects with both a creative and technical mindset. James’ approach is underpinned with a knowledge of building physics, having earned a master’s degree in Energy Efficient and Sustainable Building in 2009.
Leo is a former army officer, civil engineer, and seasoned financier, with a specialist interest in sustainability and the delivery of social goals alongside financial ones. Leo’s conviction is garnered from pathfinding roles in military engineering, disaster relief, regeneration, and impact investing, where he has witnessed the power of collective ambition.
Matt is a public speaker and a lifelong sustainability practitioner in the net zero and circular economy, with experience working in both corporates and SMEs. He built a sustainability and energy services business for a FTSE100 to deliver energy efficiency, renewables, and resource recovery projects for a variety of public and private sector clients. He was involved in putting the Zero Waste concept into practice in New Zealand in the 1990’s and from his first job with Greenpeace, he has maintained a passion for sustainability with a goal of making it mainstream.
Mike has 30 years commercial and corporate experience in the development of businesses and projects in distributed energy and the built environment. His career has spanned start up, early-stage business through to the large corporate arena having worked at executive board and divisional level for a FTSE 250 outsourcing and energy services company. Mike joined ep in 2016 to support the firm’s strategy of catalysing and investing directly into businesses and developments which create demonstrable impact in the UK’s energy transition.
Rupert has been working in architecture practices since the completion of a master’s degree in Sustainable Building Design with Distinction in Southampton. He has developed a holistic approach to reducing the carbon footprint of buildings by focussing on the social, economic, and environmental aspects of architecture and design. He has also studied and practised globally renowned environmental assessment methods such as BREEAM, LEED and Passivhaus. Rupert has a true passion for sustainable architecture and is looking forward to driving exemplar, environmentally focussed schemes and low impact, high-performance buildings.
Steve has extensive commercial finance and M&A transaction experience within energy services businesses, supported by a Global Energy MBA from Warwick Business School. He also guided local government in the delivery of their distributed energy strategies. Steve joined the ep group in 2017 excited by the prospect of working with a like-minded team, passionate about facilitating the energy transition. As with the wider ep group, Steve is driven by delivering equitable business solutions to client’s that enables a long-term impact for positive change.
Steve is an author, public speaker, and global pioneer, driven in the pursuit of net zero and a regenerative economy. Steve has had significant impact on the energy transition in the UK and beyond with his work with corporates, investors, public sector bodies and governments. Steve is committed to implementing strong leadership and governance based on equitable and ethical business principles.
Tristan leads national, regional or city ESCO/carbon reduction programmes, frameworks or projects, delivering emissions reduction at scale. His recent work has exceeded national programmes’ European funding targets on investment and emissions reduction. His delivery focus combines coordinated and harmonious teamwork, with practical and commercial solutions in the energy and construction markets. Tristan’s broad career experience in managing the delivery of programmes and projects across carbon reduction, construction/civil engineering – and finance and military service – assists him to bring a practical and balanced perspective on solving challenges.
With extensive experience in the industry of collaborative 3D design, Tristan leads the co-ordination of building information modelling across all in-house architectural projects, managing this new approach to project delivery in the form of interactive shared data between all involved parties. With an honours degree in Architectural Technology, Tristan also leads the technical delivery, detailing building junctions and researching different construction methodologies to ensure the most efficient, resilient and sustainable final result.
Rich is a Senior Consultant, working with ep Group across several projects. Previously a Senior Manager at PwC, he has 15 years’ experience in a mix of corporate and start-up roles.
Rich is a Chartered Accountant and is currently studying Regenerative Economics part-time with the Capital Institute. He has featured in numerous media publications, sharing his views on topics such as rural business diversification and the future of work.
Jessica is a freelance consultant, focusing on the intersection of climate change and business. She believes that bridging the gap between investment and science is crucial to addressing climate change and biodiversity loss. Jessica’s previous experience includes over 10 years at asset manager PIMCO where she developed skills in client relations, business development, reporting, and marketing. She holds a Masters degree in Climate Change, Management, and Finance from Imperial College Business School, and an undergraduate degree in Economics from Willamette University.
Delvin has worked in the energy sector for 20 years, creating and growing successful energy services businesses for companies such as EDF and delivering comprehensive energy and carbon strategies to a number of FTSE 250 and public sector organisations.