Flexitricity Team

Employing the best people in the industry and living our company values and mission every day is what has propelled Flexitricity to the forefront of this industry and kept us there for the past decade.

We work in partnership with our customers—our Energy Partners—rather than just selling a piece of software or equipment. We think that understanding each customer’s unique requirements and having a manned 24/7 operation is vitally important, rather than solely relying on automation to deliver a critical service. We think that route to market providers like Flexitricity need traders, data scientists, algorithms and operators to capture the full opportunity. We believe automation is essential, but it’s not enough on its own.

Management Team

Alastair Martin

Alastair Martin

Founder and Chief Strategy Officer

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Dr Alastair Martin founded the first demand side response business in Great Britain in 2004. Alongside heading up Flexitricity, Alastair has worked on a range of energy policy developments and participates in several key regulatory working groups and committees with the Association for Decentralised Energy, National Grid and others.

Alastair is a professional energy engineer with experience ranging from gigawatt-scale coal and nuclear power stations, through industrial efficiency, to small wind, solar, biomass and hydro generators.

Before founding Flexitricity, Alastair worked on energy efficiency and renewable energy at Scottish Water.

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Simon Heyes

Simon Heyes

Chief Executive Officer

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Simon joined Flexitricity in November 2019 to lead the company through the next phase of growth.

Simon is a professional engineer with experience in leading the development and construction of generation assets. He managed SSE Renewables during its onshore renewable energy development phase, achieving over 1 GW of consents and acquisitions for new sites, and investment of over £1bn.

He has worked in the electricity industry for over 25 years, held director positions in SSE Renewables and Infinis, and latterly as CEO for a Scottish company developing a novel form of renewable generation.

Alastair Kerr

Alastair Kerr

Chief Financial Officer

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Alastair joined Flexitricity in 2014 and is responsible for all aspects of the company’s financial management and control.

Alastair has spent many years improving the financial management and performance of a number of organisations from technology start-ups to global players, with a focus on technology-driven service organisations. During that time he has built up a broad range of sector experience including technology hardware and software, data services, machine-to-machine communication, social media and professional services.

Andy Lowe

Andy Lowe

Sales Director

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Andy leads the business development, account management and marketing teams at Flexitricity and is responsible for the strategic growth of the operational portfolio.

Andy joined Flexitricity after over a decade’s experience in the renewable energy sector, where he gained a breadth of experience consulting on energy projects including wind, solar, energy storage, hydro, anaerobic digestion, low carbon heat, gas peaking and energy supply. He provided professional support on all aspects of project development—from site screening and feasibility through to managing and maintaining the operation of energy assets.

Rachel Maitland

Rachel Maitland

Head of Supply & Operations

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Rachel has overall responsibility for the end to end onboarding, optimisation and dispatch of all customer assets within the Flexitricity+ portfolio. Contracts, supply, data analysis and pricing, trading and management of Flexitricity’s 24/7 operations desk all fall within Rachel’s remit.

Rachel has 20 years’ industry experience working with ‘Big Six’ suppliers. She has worked on the energy management floors of Scottish Power and SSE, specialising in bespoke commercial contracts and dispute resolution.

As Flexitricity+ is an integrated product, her role is to liaise with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure the best possible product is delivered to the market.

Claire Addison

Claire Addison

Head of Regulation

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Claire is responsible for ensuring Flexitricity remains at the forefront in monetising new flexible energy opportunities, through leadership in policy development, regulatory changes and industry code modifications.

She coordinates improvements to Flexitricity’s internal processes in response to market needs and regulations, including the implementation of new services for customers including Balancing Mechanism Wider Access and domestic flexibility.

Claire is recognised for her strong engagement with stakeholders, developed through eleven years of experience in the sustainable energy sector, including AES Corporation.

Neil O’Loughlin

Neil O’Loughlin

IT & Engineering Manager

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Neil has responsibility for systems infrastructure, end to end systems development, technical sales support, site commissioning, technical services development, hardware development and supporting the IT & engineering teams.

He brings a wealth of engineering experience in areas such as compliance, new product introduction, data management, calibration, facilities management & energy efficiency across multiple sectors including oil and gas, manufacturing, and biomedical.

Neil has been involved in several key Flexitricity projects including Quickturn which aims to bring innovations in non-domestic demand side response, National Grid’s ASDP and Wider Access roll out and National Grid’s LEEMPS Data Concentrator Migration.

Jill Cox

Jill Cox

Balancing Services Manager

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Jill is Balancing Services Manager at Flexitricity, a role she has filled for the past nine years, combining her strength in planning with exceptional organisational skills. Having satisfied a requirement to develop pre-sales administration, presentation and relationship management procedures, following the acquisition of Flexitricity by the Alpiq Group, Jill worked with colleagues in France to implement demand side response for French Transmission Operator RTE.

From 2014, Jill focused on Flexitricity’s successful entry into the GB Capacity Market, holding the position of Capacity Market stakeholder on the EMRS Project Board from inception until successful delivery in 2016.

Jill currently manages operational and strategic relationships with third parties, including National Grid ESO and key relationships with Capacity Market, balancing services and Flexitricity+ delivery partners.

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