People & Appointments

Good Energy announces search for new CEO

Written by Peter Davison on .

Juliet Davenport

 

Chippenham-based renewable energy supplier Good Energy is on the hunt for a new CEO after founder Juliet Davenport announced her decision to move on.

Juliet will take up a non-executive director position with the company as well as its subsidiary Zap-Map.

She will remain CEO of the company while the formal process to find the new CEO is undertaken.

Juliet founded Good Energy in 2003 to give consumers the power to tackle climate change by choosing renewable power.

Good Energy was an early pioneer in small-scale renewables creating HomeGen in 2004, which was a first of its kind and lay the foundations for what became the Feed-in Tariff scheme.

Good Energy has since developed over 50 megawatts of solar and wind assets, grown the 100 percent renewable supply business, and recently announced new capabilities in electric vehicles, spearheaded by Zap-Map, in the strategic development of a mobility as a service model.

"I'm immensely proud of Good Energy and the work that it has done in transforming the UK energy horizon, leading on decentralised energy, innovating in green funding and challenging the market at every step to become zero carbon," said Juliet.

"As the industry moves from a world of megawatts to megabytes it is time to bring a fresh approach to taking the company forward, making it an optimal time for this transition.

"I look forward to supporting the new CEO when they are appointed to assist with the transition to a true mid 21st century energy as a service business, in a world moving faster towards zero carbon."

Will Whitehorn, chairman of Good Energy, said: "I would like to thank Juliet for the fantastic job she has done in building Good Energy. Her energy and entrepreneurial spirit have been critical to its success.

"We are delighted that Juliet will remain involved and committed to the future growth of the business and supporting the new CEO as they take the business forward.

"This is an exciting time for the business as we develop the Good Energy and Zap-Map brands in the new markets of energy and mobility services, and a great opportunity."