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 where she held various engineering roles. Most recently she was the 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.
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 smooth and efficiently.
In her spare time Sarah enjoys theatre, travel and running.
Paula Joined Peak Gen in November 2020, as the Office Manager and PA to the CEO. She is responsible for all office procedures, including HR Administration , 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.
Andrew joined Peak Gen 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 Peak Gen Andrew served for 12 years with the Royal Air Force as a Ground Electrical Technician; with the early part of his career 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.
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 Peak Gen as Development Engineer in September 2022.
In his spare time, he enjoys going to the gym, walking his dog and speaking time with his family and friends.
Charlotte joined Peak Gen 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.
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.
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.
Harrison graduated 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 Peak Gen as Data Scientist in September 2022.
In his spare time, he enjoys climbing and cycling.
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.
Jess has over 12 years of experience in the energy and healthcare property development sectors. Most recently she was Head of Finance Director at Tonik Energy. Prior to this role, she was Group Financial Controller at Prime plc.
Jess brings a proven ability to drive change within teams and is joining the executive team at PeakGen to accelerate the growth of new business ventures. Jess trained as a Chartered Accountant with a Top 10 firm and is a chartered accountant. She is a graduate of Nottingham University, where she read French and Russian.
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 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.
Joining PeakGen 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 gamer.
Martin joined the Operations Team of Peak Gen in September 2020 and has the remit of looking after the Southern sites. He has a wealth of experience gained from working both in the Armed forces as well as several private companies operating in similar fields to Peak Gen.
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 with extensive practical experience in creating and delivering procurement, project turnarounds, resolving disputes and project recovery.
Prior to joining Peak Gen, 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.
Nisha graduated from University of Birmingham in 2018 with a 1st class Masters’ degree in Chemical Engineering. Following this, Nisha joined ExxonMobil and moved through various roles, spanning across the utility and energy sector of the Fawley oil refinery.
Nisha has joined the PeakGen team in May 2021 as a Development Engineer, supporting the business and project development function.
In her spare time, Nisha enjoys running, and spending time with her family and friends.
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 Peak Gen 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 Peak Gen’s current (and future) portfolio of assets.
Head of Business Development
George joined the Peak Gen team as Head of Business Development in February 2023.
George is a chartered professional engineer with the Institute of Engineering Technology (IET), with over 25 years’ experience within the power generation and oil and gas industries. He has achieved a bachelor’s degree in electro-mechanical engineering and a Master’s degree in technology.
He worked in research and development at Newage AVKSEG designing Permanent Magnet generators and Variable frequency Inverters, then moved to Dresser-Rand in 2005 as Engineering Manager and the becoming a Business Development Director for the introduction of New Technologies. The role within the Siemens organization developed to become the Commercial Director for New Technologies around the European territory focusing on various generation technologies including Power Take Off systems for marine applications, Waste Heat Recovery and Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES). Head of Business at European Energy Heating working on Commercial Heat Pump applications including Air, Water and Ground source heating applications.
In his spare time George follows football and enjoys spending time at the West Norfolk coast
Josh joined PeakGen in May 2023 as Operations Engineer.
Previously, Josh spent ten years on Submarines in the Royal Navy as a Marine Engineer, and as Secondary role of Marine Firefighter. He has worked with everything from the nuclear reactor, main engines, diesel generators and everything in between.
In his spare time Josh enjoys skiing, downhill mountain biking and a reading decent book!
Simon joined PeakGen in 2016 and is responsible for the day to day operations at PeakGen’s largest site; Peterborough. This site consists of 8MWs 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.
Nabeel graduated from the University of Bath in 2021 and has 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.g. crude oil, natural gas, and precious metals.
Nabeel joined Peak Gen as a Junior 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.
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!
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 & peak response plants as an engineer/permit officer, covering mechanical work & electrical work up to 132Kv.
Prior to joining the power industry Alan served for 11 years in the Royal Navy as an Artificer.
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. Prior to moving to Germany, he was responsible for the forward optimisation of Eon’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.
Reporting & Governance Manager
Megan is a Chartered Accountant and studied Mathematics at The University of Bath.
She joined the PeakGen Finance Team in July 2022 as Reporting and Governance Manager.
In her spare time, Megan enjoys baking, reading and clay pigeon shooting.