Programme Director Local Energy Systems
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, an objective he achieved in 2016. 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 in Cornwall and championed the importance of systemic thinking in comunity energy, local supply and the development of local energy markets.
After setting up his own guerrilla marketing company at 19, Matt worked in communications and media planning. He has a first class BSc. (Hons) in Renewable Energy Technologies and Environmental Resource Management. In recognition of his approach and achievements, he was awarded ESTA Energy Manager of the Year 2012.