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Juliet Davenport to step down as CEO as Good Energy looks to grow digital business

Juliet Davenport, CEO and founder of Good Energy. Image: Good Energy.

Juliet Davenport, CEO and founder of Good Energy. Image: Good Energy.

Good Energy’s CEO Juliet Davenport is to step down from her role as the company looks to grow as a digital business.

Davenport will now step into a non-executive director position, helping to provide a strong platform to support the Board and the new CEO going forwards the company said.

She founded Good Energy two decades ago, and it has since grown to supply over 200,000 customers with 100% renewable energy. It has also developed over 50MW of solar and wind assets during this time.

Good Energy has become a vocal campaigner against greenwashing in the energy sector, calling on Ofgem to tackle the problem through updates to licensing conditions in 2020 for example.

Additionally, the energy supplier has carved out a significant role in the electric vehicle space through its time of use tariff, charging service One Point and subsidiary Zap-Map – of which Davenport will also become a non-executive director, stepping down as chairman.

Davenport said she was “immensely proud” of Good Energy, and the work the company had 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".

“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."

Davenport will remain CEO until her replacement is appointed, with an executive search firm hired to recruit someone with experience in growing digital businesses.

Will Whitehorn, chairman of Good Energy, expressed his thanks to Davenport for the “fantastic job” she had done in building the energy supplier.

"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".

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