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With both a technical and commercial background, Mark is responsible for managing Engie’s growing demand response business across the UK.

Lee joined Mitie early in 2016 as Head of Demand Side Management looking after Smart Grids and energy performance contracts.  For the last 7 years Lee has worked in energy & sustainability focussing on Smart Grids. During this time Lee has delivered Europe’s largest distributed Smart Grid, become a member of the Energy Institute & Energy Managers Association and authored research papers on carbon emissions.  Prior to this Lee worked for 16 years in the telecommunications sector fulfilling roles both commercial and technical. Lee started out in global product management, before taking a role as an IT software architect, and finally as a programme director. 

CBRE is the biggest property company in the world (Fortune 500 rank #259) with the largest group of Energy & Sustainability team / services for the building industry. The company also provides finance and infrastructure for small and large scale energy projects.

As EMEA Finance & Business Development Manager, Yodaly supports the CBRE with new projects identification, client relationships, funding and infrastructure for projects with energy savings or power generation, bidding management and innovative and strategic insight for CBRE’s 100+ team in EMEA.

Unite operates around 130 student halls of accommodation in 28 cities. James has overall responsibility for all energy, water and environmental management across UNITE’s whole estate, comprising more than 40,000 student bedrooms, common and landlord areas, and company offices, with a specific remit to realise demanding utilities and carbon savings and improve wider environmental performance. James’ responsibilities include policy and strategy planning, CRC, CDP, and corporate carbon reporting, sustainability, behavioural change and engagement, and project management. He is now overseeing a demand-side management programme involving electric heating.

With a data centre and comms technical background, Graeme has been with Vodafone for four years. He is Senior Procurement manager on indirect spend operating across European markets. He has a strong focus on energy, technical and mission critical property and services.

Kate has almost two decades experience in energy and carbon management, working with a range of public and private sector clients. She currently manages the Engineering, Energy and Sustainability teams within NSS Health Facilities Scotland (part of NHS National Services Scotland). Kate has responsibility for stakeholder engagement with all NHS Boards, Scottish Government and other organisations, staff management and project delivery.

Kate is also a non-executive director of Energy for Edinburgh, an arms-length ESCO owned by City of Edinburgh Council.

Partner Logistics operates six large-scale state-of-the-art deep freeze warehouses across The Netherlands, Belgium and the UK. The company has undertaken a range of energy efficiency measures and is now working to monetise flexibility. In the UK, Ian is driving those projects, utilising technical and engineering knowledge to help enable strong commercial outcomes.

Sotiris is the head of smart grid development at UK Power Networks and has over 10 years experience with UK Power Networks in the areas of innovation, construction and energy services development.

Having spent the last few years developing innovation that accelerates the connection of renewables on the grid, Sotiris is now responsible for developing and implementing UK Power Networks’ smart grid strategy.

In his role as the Leader of the UK Sales and Origination team for E.ON’s Demand Side Response services Brian works on the development and implementation of tailored demand side response solutions for Industrial & Commercial customers throughout the UK. Prior to this he worked as Energy Yield Coordinator for E.ON Climate and Renewables, where he managed the application of big-data analysis techniques to support wind turbine technical asset optimization for E.ON’s global wind fleet.

Brian holds a Master of Business Administration from GISMA Business School, and Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from California Polytechnic State University. Before joining E.ON, Brian worked in the water infrastructure construction industry.

Ian has been in the energy industry for nine years and has worked extensively with embedded generation and demand side response. As Power & Markets manager at UK Power Reserve Ian is responsible for analysing the fast changing energy market and ensuring the best result for both the company’s 392MW of capacity as well as external customers’ DSR assets.