Following Juliet Davenport’s announcement in February that she wanted to step back from her role as CEO in Chippenham-based renewable energy supplier, Good Energy Plc, the Group has appointed Nigel Pocklington as her successor. Nigel is expected to join the Good Energy Board and take up the CEO post on 1 May 2021.
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.
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 vehicle charging company 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.”