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ROUND-UP: Good Energy announces new CEO and Limejump expands leadership team

Nigel Pocklington is to take over as CEO of Good Energy. Image: Good Energy.

Nigel Pocklington is to take over as CEO of Good Energy. Image: Good Energy.

Good Energy announces successor to Juliet Davenport

Good Energy has announced that Nigel Pocklington will take over as chief executive officer, after it was announced the company’s founder Juliet Davenport would step down in February.

Pocklington is joining the company from the Moneysupermarket Group where he was chief commercial officer. He has 25 years of experience as a senior executive with a commercial, digital and operational track record.

Will Whitehorn, chair of Good Energy Group plc, said they were “delighted” to welcome Pocklington as the new CEO.

“Following an extensive search and a thorough evaluation of high-quality candidates, we are confident that Nigel’s digital and transformation experience will help to lead Good Energy in the next stage of the Group's development.

"This experience will help to accelerate innovation and drive growth across all of our businesses specifically in the new markets net zero of energy and mobility as a service, in which we are already strongly positioned”.

Pocklington is set to take up the post on 1 May 2021, and will also remain a non-executive director for Kin + Carta. Davenport is set to remain on the Good Energy Group plc Board as a non-executive director, and chair of subsidiary Zap-Map.

Pocklington said: “Good Energy is a strong business at the forefront of the transition in the energy market and the UK’s push to net zero. I look forward to leading the business on the next stage of this exciting journey”.

Limejump welcomes new CTO and COO

Limejump has announced a new chief technology officer and chief operating officer, boosting its senior leadership team.

Fred Drewitt is joining as CTO from Gazprom Energy, where he was head of business technology solutions. He’s worked across the UK, Dutch, French and German energy markets, experience Limejump said puts him in a strong position.

Shahid Iqbal has been working as COO on an interim basis since last year, but has now been confirmed as joining Limejump full time. He initially joined Limejump in 2019 as legal counsel, and previous worked at npower Business Solutions and the law firm Bond Dickinson.

He will be responsible for the company’s growth and dynamic operational functions, such as development, customer service and trading and analytics.

Catherine Newman, Limejump’s CEO – who recently caught up with Current± to discuss her first year in the role – said the new appointments strengthen the team with “each [offering] a massive amount of industry experience that will be of huge benefit as we strengthen our services and products for our customers and expand our platform’s capabilities".

“Limejump has been a pioneer in the sector right from its very start, and by recruiting the very best people, and with the support of Shell, we are in a strong position to grow our market share in the UK and re-affirm our leadership in the energy tech arena.”

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