Stuart, a chartered accountant, co-founded the Push group in 2012, following a 6 month, 2MW, learning curve in small scale FIT based Solar. The Push Group has grown to 50 employees and has successfully achieved planning permission on 180MW of solar. It was a personal ambition that led to Push Build becoming an EPC, successfully connecting 140MW of solar plants costing £100m. Stuart continues to lead business development and strategy as the group looks to diversify its activities beyond solar.
Tom has developed a diversified property portfolio based around his farming assets in Hertfordshire. He has significant experience of the planning framework and has a number of renewable energy developments within this portfolio, including a biomass community heating scheme and a number of solar PV arrays. Tom co-founded the Push group and owns two of the initial sites - Wisbridge and Croydon solar farms. Tom is also a director of the AtlasFram farmer co-operative.
Lee is a qualified chartered accountant who spent the first 15 years of his career in accountancy practice before taking the role of CFO at Push Energy. Lee was a Director at Deloitte in their Entrepreneurial Business and Private Markets teams dealing with growing clients across a variety of industries. Lee is also Vice-chairman and Treasurer at the Institute of Directors for Cambridgeshire and a Trustee and Director of Arthur Rank Hospice Charity.
Nicola has worked in the energy industry since 2008 and joined Push Energy as COO in January 2016. She has experience delivering projects in corporate and start-up environments and has been successful in building and managing teams, creating innovative strategies and developing effective routes to market. Nicola has a Masters Degree in Engineering from Nottingham University and an MBA from the London Business School.
Peregrine has worked in energy and sustainability since 2008 after a first career in the IT industry. He brings unique insight into Push Energy, having worked as developer, EPC, principal funder and technical consultant. Peregrine will drive the growth and diversification of Push Energy as we play our part in building a smarter, more flexible generation of energy assets.
Jamie has 20 years of experience working for architectural practices and developers. Jamie’s portfolio of work undertaken includes large scale retail for major food retailers, urban regeneration, office and residential developments. Over the past 3 years Jamie has mainly worked in the solar PV sector leading the planning team at Push Energy which oversees the submission of all planning applications. All sites are designed with the construction process in mind from the outset as a result of the close liaison with the build department.
Drummond has 14 years of international sales and business development experience in the maritime industry covering Europe, the America’s and Australasia. Drummond joined Push Energy in 2013 and has been part of the management team responsible for the portfolio of assets delivered within the 1.4 ROC year.