has worked within the energy industry since 1989 in a range of business
development environments. Ten years in the new sales and
marketing operation at Powergen (pre-E.ON) immediately following
privatisation gave her a solid grounding in the industry with a major
player, whilst instilling in her the entrepreneurial spirit that
characterised those early days in the newly-competitive market.
2002 she joined the very young BizzEnergy as their Sales and Marketing
Director and became a key member of the operational board, developing
the B2B customer base through a 10-fold increase in 7 years, as well as
the operation to support it.
For the last few years
she has worked on a range of consultancy projects connected with the
industry, primarily concerned with new technology such as smart meters,
energy efficiency, and even electric vehicles. She assists new entrants
with their strategic planning and business development, enabling
companies to access distribution networks and helping them integrate
their businesses into the complexities of the heavily regulated supply
sector. She has also worked with long established businesses
helping them face up to the realities of the changing market place and
re-design their offerings and organisational structures and cultures.
last few of years saw Caroline take on the new opportunities that the
FIT scheme offered. She created and led a company with the
backing of an investment fund that sourced and developed over 5MW of
private residential free solar PV roofs, and then developed the
infrastructure to manage that and other portfolios on behalf of
investors. Now she is working within the Carbon Catalysts
partnership on the development of large solar schemes.