Management

Mark Draper

Mark Draper
Chief Executive

Mark has over 25 years’ experience in the power industry. Most recently he served as CEO of Ocean Power Technologies(OPT) Inc, a NASDAQ listed, US based company developing wave energy technology.

Prior to joining OPT in 2004, Mark’s career encompassed a broad range of managerial and engineering roles at Powergen plc – the UK energy business with an annual turnover in excess of £6bn. Ultimately he served as the Managing Director of their Generation Business, where he was responsible for over 9,000MW of power generating assets (conventional and CHP), and also for the development of the new Renewable Business.

He has served as a Non-Executive Director of Slough Heat & Power Ltd and Renewable Power & Light plc. Mark is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers and a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers; he holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from Cambridge University. He has attended executive training programs at Wharton and Harvard Business schools.

Jon Fairchild

Jon Fairchild
Chief Financial Officer

Jon has over 10 years’ experience in the power industry. Most recently he was Finance Director at Ovo Energy, an electricity and gas supplier which grew from 15,000 to 90,000 customers in his tenure.

Prior to joining Ovo, he was Group Finance Director at Good Energy, a 100% renewable electricity and gas supplier where he led the project financing for the re-powering of their wind farm at Delabole, North Cornwall whilst growing the customer base by 5 fold. Whilst at Good Energy, Jon led their listing onto the PLUS market and the associated fundraisings on that market.

Jon trained as a Chartered Accountant with Top 10 firm Baker Tilly and he is a qualified Corporate Treasurer. He is a graduate of Southampton University.

Dominic Lavery

Dominic Lavery
Head of Engineering

Dominic joined PeakGen with over 25 years projects experience associated with critical infrastructure such as solar projects, national TV & radio broadcasting, studio centres, data and communications centres and satellite earth stations for organisations such as the BBC, National Grid and Arqiva.

Dominic is a Chartered Engineer with a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Queen’s University Belfast. He trained with the BBC and has gained broad experience in engineering and managing projects from inception to completion.

Nick Sillito

Nick Sillito
Commercial Director

Nick has over 20 years of experience in the power industry, most recently in Uniper’s (formerly Eon) trading business in Germany in a range of roles including Structured Trading, Capacity Markets and Risk Management. Prior to moving to Germany, he was responsible for the forward optimization of Eon’s UK generation portfolio.

Nick holds an engineering degree from Warwick university and prior to joining Eon 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.

Stephanie Hammond

Stephanie Hammond
General Counsel

Stephanie is a leading international commercial energy lawyer and executive advisor with 25 years, experience in the U.K energy sector.

She has 20 years’ experience in the UK power sector serving as General Counsel to East Midlands Electricity plc, Central Networks plc, the UK’s second largest electricity distribution business delivering electricity to 5 million customers.  Prior to that she acted in a range of senior energy lawyer roles in-house with Powergen plc and E.ON UK plc.

Most recently Stephanie has been the lawyer to the U.K. Government’s funded Department for International Development’s £31.2m flagship infrastructure development programme in Africa advising the Nigerian Government on the privatisation of the Nigerian power market.

Stephanie holds a degree in Law from De Montfort University, qualified as a solicitor in 1987 and is licensed to practice by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.