Renewable energy supplier, Good Energy Group PLC, has announced the appointment of Nigel Pocklington as its next Chief Executive.
Good Energy is a generator and supplier of 100% renewable power and an innovator in energy services. It currently owns two wind farms, six solar farms and sources electricity from a community of 1,600 independent UK generators.
Nigel will join Good Energy in May taking over from current CEO and Co-Founder, Juliet Davenport OBE, who announced her decision to transition into a Non-Executive role within the group earlier this year.
Former Chief Commercial Officer of Moneysupermarket Group, Nigel brings a wealth of experience to the role and has previously held senior roles within Expedia Inc., including President of eBookers and Chief Marketing Officer of Hotels.com.
Commenting on the appointment Ailsa Sutherland said: “we are delighted to have advised Good Energy Group on the appointment of Nigel Pocklington as their new CEO. The business is at an exciting stage in its development and we wish both Nigel and the whole team at Good Energy continued success going forward.”
Good Energy Group PLC
Appointment of new CEO
Good Energy Group PLC (AIM: GOOD), the 100% renewable electricity supplier and innovative energy services provider, is pleased to announce the appointment of Nigel Pocklington as Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”). Nigel will succeed Juliet Davenport, who announced in February 2021 that she wished to step down once a suitable successor had been identified. Nigel is expected to join the Good Energy Board and take up the CEO post on 1 May 2021.
Nigel is a widely experienced senior executive with a strong commercial, digital, and operational track record spanning over 25 years. Nigel has strong, relevant, and current commercial experience at a senior management level in a variety of global digital businesses, ranging from global e-commerce to financial technology.
Nigel most recently served as Chief Commercial Officer of Moneysupermarket.com Group plc. Prior to this, he held a variety of senior roles within Expedia Inc., including President of eBookers and Chief Marketing Officer of Hotels.com. He spent a decade of his early career at Pearson plc, including a period leading the digital operations of the Financial Times. Nigel is also a Non-Executive Director for Kin and Carta plc, a global digital transformation business focused on helping make the journey to becoming a digital business tangible, sustainable and profitable, where he chairs the Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees.
As announced on 4 February 2021, Juliet Davenport will remain on the Group Board, stepping down as CEO and taking up the role of Non-Executive Director of Good Energy, while remaining Chair of subsidiary Zap-Map. Juliet will continue in her role as Chief Executive Officer until Nigel’s appointment on 1 May 2021.
Will Whitehorn, Chair, Good Energy Group plc said:
“We are delighted to welcome Nigel to the Group as our new Chief Executive Officer. 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 of energy and mobility as a service, in which we are already positioned strongly.”
Nigel 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.”
Juliet Davenport, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Good Energy, said:
“Nigel is joining Good Energy at an exciting stage of its development and I am looking forward to working with him in my role as a Non-Executive Director in the future.”