Ralph Cohen, Independent Non executive Chairman
Ralph was for 10 years, until April 2015 the CFO and is now a non executive director of Judges Scientific plc. He held various senior executive positions within the energy and water divisions of the Paris based Vivendi group between 1981 and 2001. This included ten years as managing director of Associated Electricity Supplies Limited and ten years as Finance Director and subsequently Managing Director of Associated Heat Services Plc, a listed subsidiary for part of this period. In total he has spent 25 years working in the energy sector in roles covering energy services, importation of electricity and electricity supply. He previously spent nine years at Ernst & Young. Latterly he was the founding partner of MC Consultancy Services where he was closely associated with major projects, including electricity supply opportunities in Europe and M&A projects.
Bobby Kalar, Chief Executive Officer
Bobby has a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering having started his career working as an electronics engineer at Marconi PLC. In 2000, having moved to London to work for COLT Telecommunications, he headed a team of engineers involved with the bid and installation of the congestion charge scheme in London on behalf of the Mayor of London’s Transport for London initiative. Following this major project Bobby invested in the care home sector eventually owning and running a group of four care homes. In 2013 he sold the care homes so that he could focus on the market opportunity presented by the deregulation of the energy sector. He is the sole founder of the Group.
Garry Pickering, Chief Operating Officer
Garry has a degree in Economics from Nottingham Trent University. He commenced work with East Midlands Electricity PLC in February 1997, which was ultimately acquired by E.ON. He has close to 20 years experience in electricity and gas markets, the vast majority spent managing the financial risks associated with a supply and generation portfolio. He has worked on projects including the deregulation of the UK Electricity supply businesses and the implementation of the New Electricity Trading Arrangements that underpin the operation of the current UK electricity industry. His final role at E.ON, based in Dusseldorf, Germany, was as Head of UK Power Portfolio Optimisation. He left E.ON and returned to the UK in January 2015 in order to join the Group and oversee its operational requirements including energy purchasing and risk management.
Paul Rawson, Chief Finance Officer
Paul has a degree in Accountancy and is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) with a history in financial and commercial management in high growth businesses. In 2001, after spending 5 years in accountancy and tax advisory roles, he left KPMG to join the energy industry in what is now the Engie Group, where he held various senior financial and general management positions. Whilst at Engie, Paul was Financial Director responsible for developing and implementing new management information reports to include financial and non-financial KPI’s. He also led the financial and commercial aspects of a £100m investment project to supply energy across the London Olympic Park, and concluded a number of energy related M&A transactions. Paul was latterly responsible, as Divisional CEO, for energy solutions spanning the retail supply of gas and power to businesses; the provision of low carbon generation, energy Software as a Service and smart building technologies; and the launch of a domestic energy retail offer.
John Glasgow, Independent Non executive Director
John has over 35 years experience in engineering, operations, trading and IT across the energy industry. Senior roles have included Head of Powergen Technical Audit and Head of Powergen Energy Management Centre, covering energy trading and power plant portfolio optimisation, and General Manager of Powergen Energy Solutions. Latterly he was in Board roles including Head of Strategy at the establishment of the new E.ON Energy Services business, E.ON Director of New Connections & Metering and Director of Operations and Asset Management at E.ON Central Networks. During this time John was also a Board member of the Energy Networks Association and a member of the DECC Energy Emergencies Executive Committee (E3C). Upon leaving E.ON John became Managing Director of Sterling Power Utilities Ltd until Autumn 2013. John is also a board member of the St Modwens Environmental Trust.