Matt is a national award winning energy and sustainability professional with over 10 years experience in the energy sector. He is a founder member of Centrica’s Distributed Energy and Power division and currently Programme Director for Local Energy Systems. He joined Centrica in April 2014 with the sole objective of convincing the business to pursue a vision for local energy markets, an objective he achieved in 2016 after securing £19m funding to trial the UK’s first Local Energy Market in Cornwall.
He has held a number of posts in Centrica including Innovation Development Manager, Head of Local Energy Systems, Senior Commercial Manager and Head of Glow Cornwall, (an ECO partnership with Cornwall Council and British Gas). Prior to this he led on energy development and strategy for the Eden Project and championed the importance of systemic thinking in comunity energy, local supply and the development of local energy markets.
In the late 1990’s Matt worked as a media planner in the Video Games industry before setting up his own Guerilla Marketing company at age 20. He has a first class BSc. (Hons) in Renewable Energy Technologies and Environmental Resource Management. He was awarded ESTA Energy Manager of the Year 2012.
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