People & Appointments


Energy specialist appoints two new directors

Written by Peter Davison on .

Janine FreemanJanine FreemanPower and waste specialist Public Power Solutions has appointed two new non-executive directors to its board.

Janine Freeman and Dr Jeffrey Hardy join the company – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Swindon Borough Council – which works with local authorities throughout the UK to deliver renewable energy projects providing savings.

Janine Freeman has recently held executive roles at UK Power Reserve, where she was business development director, and at National Grid where she was a member of the UK executive committee.

Janine has previously been recognised as British renewable energy champion for her leadership in the commercial development and application of new technologies. Prior to joining National Grid, Janine trained at Deloitte as a chartered cccountant.

Dr Jeffrey HardyDr Jeffrey HardyDr Jeffrey Hardy is a senior research fellow and consultant for the Grantham Institute, Imperial College London, examining energy system change and business model innovation.

He is currently on secondment to the smart energy team at the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. He has previously held senior roles at Ofgem, the UK Energy Research Centre and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

PPS managing director Bernie Brannan said: “Janine and Jeffrey both bring with them over 20 years’ relevant experience in the power sector developing new business models.

"Their unique and valuable perspective on the energy industry and its importance to the wider economy will strengthen PPS’s position as we continue to lead and innovate in the public sector, putting Swindon at the forefront of the green energy revolution.”