Peter Thompson,

Chair



Peter brings a wealth of experience from high level appointments in the telecommunications sector to the role of chair of Bristol Energy Cooperative in order to ensure good governance and set its strategic direction.

Such roles include:

  • Chief Executive Director of Degree2 Innovations Limited
  • Chief Executive of U4EA Limited
  • Chair of the 1355 Association for over three years

peter.thompson@bristolenergy.coop


Currently Peter is a consultant in the telecommunications sector.
From 2012 he has been chief technical officer at Predictable Network Solutions. In this role, he uses his expertise to link the technical and commercial aspects of the company, and provides advice, assistance and technology to the telecommunications industry

Academic background

With an academic background in Mathematics and Physics, including a first from University of Warwick and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Mathematics from University of Cambridge, Peter also successfully completed a qualification in sustainability from the Schumacher Centre.

His interest in renewables carries over to his personal life, and he has heavily insulated his loft and installed solar PV on his roof. But he sees community energy as bringing the significant change the environment needs.


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Andy O'Brien

Executive Director



Andy is a founder director of Bristol Energy Cooperative. He has 15 years’ experience in IT and project management, including work for Triodos Bank and Bristol City Council.

For the past 6 years, in addition to being an active Board member and Company Secretary, he has been the Coop lead for project development and management. During this time he has built considerable expertise in the financial, regulatory and legal aspects of the renewable and community energy sectors, as well as the management of a successful community energy business.

He is PRINCE2 trained, has a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, and a degree in modern languages. He previously taught for 10 years in the secondary and FE sectors, and overseas. He also founded Sustainable Westbury-on-Trym.


andy.obrien@bristolenergy.coop


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Chris Speller

Executive Director



Chris Speller brings financial, project and business management skills to the board as well as a depth of experience of organisational governance, staff management and support, strategic planning, and functioning within complex systems.


 

chris.speller@bristolenergy.coop


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