RAW Charging has appointed Tim Eggar, who served as energy minister between 1992 and 1996, as a non-executive chairman.
Eggar was a government minister for 11 years, and was appointed chairman of the Oil and Gas Authority in 2019, a role he still holds.
He joins RAW Charging following a year of rapid growth, according to the company. It has secured contracts with Greene King, for whom it is installing chargers at 800 pubs and hotels, McArthurGlen, where it is installing chargers at designer outlets across the UK and Europe, and Aviva Investors, where it is to install and operate EV charging equipment at over 60 UK sites.
The company also recently acquired the ongoing operations of Franklin EV ahead of parent company Franklin Energy going into administration. RAW Charging CEO Bruce Galliford told Current± the company would like to be positioned to “give people an exit who have spent the last few years building something” although RAW Charging’s plan for growth includes both organic growth and strategic acquisitions.
Alongside the appointment of Eggar as a non-executive chairman, RAW also recently appointed David Richards CBE as a non-executive director.
“The shift to EV is a major structural change in the energy market and I look forward to lending my experience to the team as we navigate this extremely important period for UK infrastructure,” Eggar said.
After leaving Parliament, Eggar became chairman of Agip UK and M. W. Kellogg Limited. From 2000 to 2004 he headed up ABN AMRO’s Energy Corporate finance worldwide business.
He also sits on the strategic advisory board of Braemar Energy Ventures, an early investor in ChargePoint.