Founded by a group of experts with in-depth industry knowledge and a passion for helping organisations and small businesses save money on energy costs, reduce carbon footprint and secure energy supply.
Chris co-founded OnGen in 2014. He was a founding director and shareholder at Spark Energy Ltd (Sunday Times Fast Track 2014 – 23rd) over 10 years ago and since then, through his consultancy business, Clearer Energy Ltd he has advised a wide range of organisations on entry into the UK energy supply market including a number of large listed organisations, international energy supply companies, local authorities, renewable generators and housing associations. Clearer Energy placed an emphasis on assisting community energy schemes to utilise local energy generation capacity from a range of technologies from wind to solar PV to reduce levels of fuel poverty.
Chris is a chartered accountant, who trained with KPMG Peat Marwick before moving into senior finance positions with a range of technology companies (mobile telephony and interactive TV) from 2000.
Chris’ passion outside of work is spending time with family and playing sport, particularly tennis.
Andrew is an experienced practitioner with over 20 years working in environment and energy consulting sector. Andrew is a founder and Director of OnGen Limited and experienced senior director with experience of senior roles and large corporate consultancy practices and as a Director of a fast growing energy and environmental consultancy practice, ITPEnergised.
Andrew specialises in advising blue chip companies on the implementation of sustainable strategies into their business, understanding the impacts of climate change and highlighting the economic opportunities that can be delivered through resource and energy efficiency and support the development of innovative products with sustainability at their heart. Experience has included significant work in Russia, Africa, Asia and mainland Europe with a wide range of sectors, including oil gas, food, drink, transport, construction and infrastructure, energy generation, manufacturing and finance companies.
Over the past 5 years, Andrew has worked closely with the renewable energy industry providing feasibility assessment, development support and technical due diligence on a range of technologies and developments. Through this activity, it became apparent that a tool like OnGen Expert would provide a way to support and assist organisations who have an interest in low carbon energy but lack the technical know-how.
Jonny has worked across a range of energy generation technologies including wind, solar PV, biomass, hydro and anaerobic digestion and has been involved in the development of feasibility tools and studies to inform trade bodies, blue chips and project developers on the potential for installing technically and commercially viable renewable technologies.
He is also managing director of ITPEnergised and directs Energised Ventures Limited, which is an investment company taking renewable projects through the development phase. in his spare time Jonny ‘enjoys’ training for and competing in long distance triathlons, ideally in the mountains.
Dave is an experienced and confident leader who has transformed small and medium sized businesses though technology and change. He has a good knowledge of the UK gas and electricity markets, and has been instrumental in helping to establish start-ups and challengers to the “Big 6”.
He started his career as a developer with one of the large Software Houses, before joining PWC as an IT Consultant, and then taking up leading roles within Energy Supply. He has built teams, defined technology strategies and delivered a range of technical solutions that have driven growth and profitability at Amerada Hess Gas Limited and more recently Spark Energy, where he worked for 7 years as IT Director.
He is passionate about technology and how it can be used to maximise business opportunities. He is pragmatic and agile, and enjoys building technically sound solutions whilst maintaining a full business focus. He has delivered a range of solutions covering web, mobile, CRM, metering, billing and other back office functions, using a range of Open and Microsoft technologies.
Melissa brings to OnGen 15 years’ experience in the energy industry, with a focus on trading, public affairs, marketing and external communications. Melissa has lead cross-industry lobbying campaigns on a number of issues engaging with Government, regulators and NGO’s. Recently Melissa has been focussed on the SME sector helping new companies engage with global audiences. At OnGen she is passionate about connecting with businesses to help them realise the untapped potential of onsite generation, turning buildings into power station to achieve their sustainability goals. When not at work Melissa spends most of her time with her young family, whilst renovating their old property and talking about doing more exercise.
Gavin has worked in trading and energy markets for over 25 years. His roles have taken him across the globe with companies such as Gazprom and Itochu. In his spare time he is an avid Rugby supporter and formerly coached the England Women U20’s Rugby Team. At OnGen Gavin has been visiting customers nationwide, demonstrating the applicability and simplicity of the OnGen Expert to all sectors.
Ibrahim is OnGen’s Business Development Manager primarily focussed on the broker and TPI markets, as well as energy suppliers. Previously a high performing sales manager at British Gas, Ibrahim enjoys face to face engagement with OnGen customers in order to best demonstrate the software’s highlights. Ibrahim is often found at industry events where he can meet and engage with interested parties, using his considerable Linked In network to keep his connections updated on his busy schedule. Ibrahim enjoys travel and keeping active and devotes time to organising fund raisers for charitable causes.
Nick is OnGen’s renewable energy account manager, helping OnGen Expert users to assess the feasibility of renewable energy and energy storage projects at their sites.
Since graduating with a degree in geography from the University of Edinburgh, he has undertaken placements in project management and data analysis, most recently at Regen, where he gained a comprehensive understanding of the renewable and distributed energy sector. He has great experience in carrying out renewable energy feasibility studies and financial assessments, market insight research and analysis, and spatial data analysis using GIS systems.