Experience & expertise

Our team is comprised of infrastructure specialists with a wealth of experience in managing hyper-growth and mass roll-out.

  • Experts in transport infrastructure, management, finance and banking, and data management
  • Deep knowledge of the EV ecosystem, transport and mobility, and optimisation

Our diverse range of backgrounds and experience is complemented, we would like to think, with just the right amount of charisma, passion and wit...

Meet the team

Paul Ayres

Paul Ayres

Chief Digital Officer

Experienced corporate executive with deep knowledge of TMT, Health and Education Sectors, Paul was on the pre-IPO executive management teams at Netscape and Realnetworks.

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Paul Ayres

Chief Digital OfficerPaul Ayres

Experienced corporate executive with deep knowledge of TMT, Health and Education Sectors.

Paul was on the pre-IPO executive management teams at Netscape and Realnetworks, led the management buy-out at Authoriszor and has advised numerous start-ups in the areas of strategy, fundraising and new business development. He has CEO and executive management experience in UK, Europe, Asia and US ranging from start-ups to multi-billion-revenue, publicly traded companies. He is a visiting lecturer on entrepreneurship at Henley Management College and London School of Communication Arts.

Your favourite EV model: Porsche Taycan

The last book you read: “Finding Ultra”. Amazing book; loved the story, learned none of the lessons

Your favourite quote: If not us, then who. If not now, then when?

Who is your EV hero: Probably me

One album you will never get sick of: Out of the Blue by ELO. Proper band!

Ashleigh Braund

Ashleigh Braund

Sales Director

Ashleigh is an experienced business manager with extensive sales, operations and business development experience. She is passionate about uniting the needs and solutions of dynamic stakeholders for the greater good.

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Ashleigh Braund

Sales DirectorAshleigh Braund

Ashleigh is an experienced business manager with extensive sales, operations and business development experience. She is passionate about uniting the needs and solutions of dynamic stakeholders for the greater good. Ashleigh’s knowledge is far-reaching; including conceptualising, commissioning, promoting and operating public experiences that reflect social, environmental and commercial needs.

Your favourite EV model: Kia E-Niro because it has loads of space with five seats and plenty of room for a big dog in the boot… as well as the +250 miles range.

Book: Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

Favourite quote: Do something today that your future self will thank you for / Be the change you want to see in the world

Your EV Hero: Martin Offiah

One album you will never get sick of: An Awesome Wave – Alt J

Andy Carr

Andy Carr

Chief Operations Officer

Andy is an experienced director of major infrastructure and change programmes. He has managed delivery and business transformation programmes in both traditional and start-up environments.

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Andy Carr

Chief Operations OfficerAndy Carr

Andy is an experienced director of major infrastructure and change programmes. He has managed delivery and business transformation programmes in both traditional and start-up environments, leading disruption in the energy, water, and fibre sectors. His experience includes establishing and managing utility companies by expertly integrating project, business and operational functions to deliver investment returns. Adept at building high performance technical teams, Andy led a team of over 120 staff to deliver a £0.4bn network construction programme for a major downstream energy company. He has managed large-scale business transformation programmes including organisation design, process mapping and system implementation using waterfall and agile approaches. With a recent focus on a property digitalisation and smart city opportunities, Andy has successfully led the implementation of digital connectivity via Wi-Fi and fibre-optic technology.

Your favourite EV model: Porsche Taycan

What was the last book you read: “Wind in the Willows” with my 9-year old daughter

Your favourite quote: “What we have here is a failure to communicate”, Cool Hand Luke – the cause of most problems

Your EV Hero: Chris Pateman-Jones

One album you will never get sick of: Band on the Run – Paul McCartney

Richard Clements

Richard Clements

Co-Founder

Richard began his career in fundraising within the sports entertainment business and moved into Formula One, mainly involved with sponsorship projects for a variety of teams.

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Richard Clements

Co-FounderRichard Clements

Richard began his career in fundraising within the sports entertainment business and moved into Formula One, mainly involved with sponsorship projects for a variety of teams. He later worked in the world of finance and, after a successful career funding various tech and infrastructure projects, he set up a small private equity firm based in Mayfair with two other partners, one being Peter Howe. Richard is the joint founder and one of the owners of Oxygen Freejumping, a chain of trampoline parks across the UK.

Your favourite EV model: Any future Rivian

The last book you read: The Chimp Paradox

Your favourite quote: “I ain’t got time to bleed”

Who is your EV hero: Nicola Tesla

One album you will never get sick of: Blue Lines, Massive Attack

Nick Dobie

Nick Dobie

Chief Technical Officer

Nicholas is a qualified Civil Engineer and previous director and co-founder of Intelligent Transport Services Limited (ITS).

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Nick Dobie

Chief Technical OfficerNick Dobie

Nick is a qualified Civil Engineer and is the company director and co-founder of Intelligent Transport Services Limited (ITS), a traffic and transportation engineering consultancy which is the market leader in traffic management for major sporting events, public cycle hire schemes, and the design and installation of electric vehicle charge points. In his capacity at ITS, Nicholas has held senior and influential roles in the delivery of major transport projects within London and the UK such as London Cycle Hire Scheme, London 2012 Olympic Games, 2014 Commonwealth Games and 2016 Rugby World Cup.

Your favourite EV model: Porsche Taycan (Hennessey tuned)

The last book you read: Code of Practice for Electrical Vehicle Charging Equipment Installation 3rd Edition

Your favourite quote: “Big results require big ambitions” - Heraclitus

Who is your EV hero: Peter Howe

One album you will never get sick of: Spotify

Peter Howe

Peter Howe

Chairman

After a successful 25-year trading and banking career in London and Zurich, Peter returned to London in 2013 where he and two partners launched a private equity investment house in Mayfair.

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Peter Howe

ChairmanPeter Howe

After a successful 25-year trading and banking career in London and Zurich, Peter returned to London in 2013 where he and two partners launched a private equity investment house in Mayfair. He was one of the founders of Oxygen Freejumping, the UK’s number one trampoline park operator. He also advises numerous companies on corporate finance and growth. His knowledge and extensive contacts in UK and Europe, where he lived for 18 years, greatly add to our team.

Your favourite EV model: This week it’s the Kia E-Niro

The last book you read: Martin Offiah’s biography… someone had to say it

Your favourite quote: “You’re gonna need a bigger boat”

Your EV hero: The last person that bought an EV

One album you will never get sick of: Day & Age – The Killers

Chris Pateman-Jones

Chris Pateman-Jones

Chief Executive Officer

Chris is an experienced infrastructure executive, with extensive commercial, innovation and strategy experience developing projects in the energy and commodities sectors.

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Chris Pateman-Jones

Chief Executive OfficerChris Pateman-Jones

Chris is an experienced infrastructure executive, with extensive commercial, innovation and strategy experience developing projects in the energy and commodities sectors - with Bechtel and more recently as EY’s Global Infrastructure Director. Chris joined the Connected Kerb team in 2018 to lead Product and Strategy as the company deploys its smart cities EV charging technology.

Your Favourite EV model: Currently the iPace…but very soon the VW Buzz or the Lightyear One

The last book you read: Other Minds (The Octopus and the evolution of intelligent life), Peter Godfrey-Smith

Your favourite quote: “Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.”

Who is your EV hero: People who still drive first-generation Zoe’s…they must really really love EVs

One album you will never get sick of: Conditions, The Temper Trap

Martin Offiah M.B.E.

Martin Offiah M.B.E.

Brand Ambassador

Martin is a former professional rugby league and rugby union footballer, completing his career as England rugby league’s top try-scorer of all time.

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Martin Offiah M.B.E.

Brand AmbassadorMartin Offiah M.B.E.

Martin is a former professional rugby league and rugby union footballer, completing his career as England rugby league’s top try-scorer of all time. Martin was inducted into the Rugby League Hall of Fame in 2013 and presented with a statue at Wembley Stadium for his myriad of accomplishments. An early-adopter, Martin has been an EV advocate for many years, experiencing the trials and tribulations of owning an EV in the very early stages of the revolution.

Your favourite EV model: Would have to be a Tesla Model S, which I own!

The last book you read: Fast/Forward: Make Your Company Fit for the Future by Julian Birkinshaw and Jonas Ridderstråle

Favourite quote: “Just win baby” - Al Davis, ex Raiders Owner (NFL)

Your EV Hero: Elon Musk for being a visionary and realising that without infrastructure we are nothing

One album you will never get sick of: (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? or Take That Greatest Hits.

Stephen Richardson

Stephen Richardson

Head of Innovation

Stephen is a Civil Engineer qualified in Project Management, with over 25-years’ experience in delivering infrastructure projects within the UK.

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Stephen Richardson

Head of InnovationStephen Richardson

Stephen is a Civil Engineer qualified in Project Management, with over 25-years’ experience in delivering infrastructure projects within the UK. He specialises in the delivery of electric vehicle infrastructure and cycle hire schemes across London. During his time as a project manager Stephen has held senior roles in the delivery of major infrastructure projects within London and the UK such as HRN1, managing the infrastructure build for over 5,500 new homes; London cycle hire, delivering over 570 stations and 8000 bikes; and TfL STIP, delivering four road-over-rail bridges within London.

Your Favourite EV model: Sora Electric Motorcycle

The last book you read: This is going to hurt

Your favourite quote: “Build it and they will come”

Who is your EV hero: The first person to request a Connected Kerb charge point outside their house!

One album you will never get sick of: My photo album

Beth Stavert

Beth Stavert

Communications Executive

Beth has extensive sales, operations and marketing support experience, previously supporting Sales Directors at Australasia’s leading cinema-advertising supplier in Auckland.

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Beth Stavert

Communications ExecutiveBeth Stavert

Beth has extensive sales, operations and marketing support experience, previously supporting Sales Directors at Australasia’s leading cinema-advertising supplier in Auckland. She holds a Bachelor of Communications Studies from Auckland University of Technology, majoring in Public Relations. Beth joined the Connected Kerb team in mid-2018 to offer support to the Directors in developing and nurturing the CKL brand.

Favourite EV model: The milk float

The last book you read: Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre

Favourite quote: Too many to list. One comes to mind – “To make living itself an art, that is the goal”, Henry Miller

Your EV Hero: Greta Thunberg: not specifically EV, but we’re all on the same mission

One album you will never get sick of: Astral Weeks – Van Morrison

Victor Tawse

Victor Tawse

Financial Director

Victor is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and holds a BCom in Accounting Science.

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Victor Tawse

Financial DirectorVictor Tawse

Victor is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and holds a BCom in Accounting Science. Prior to Connected Kerb he was Finance Director at Achilles Group, a high growth supply chain risk and performance management company.

Victor has held senior finance roles across a range of industry sectors including technology, energy and professional services for various companies in both the UK and South Africa such as RWE Npower Renewables, where he supported the development, construction and operation of numerous wind farm sites including the UK’s first major offshore renewable project.

Your favourite EV model: Rivian R1T

The last book you read: The Sheltering Desert, Henno Martin

Favourite quote: No plan survives contact with the enemy / Everyone has a plan ‘til they get punched in the mouth

Your EV Hero: Waiting for one…

One album you will never get sick of: Third World Child, Savuka

Our advisory board

Graham Sadd

Graham Sadd

Chair

Graham is a serial entrepreneur having founded and managed a number of successful businesses since the 1970s. Graham joined Connected Kerb in 2018 to challenge and advise the Board and act as an Ambassador for the growing business.

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Graham Sadd

ChairGraham Sadd

Graham is a serial entrepreneur having founded and managed a number of successful businesses since the 1970s. Communication is the link covering Graphic Design, Advertising, Marketing, Illustrated Book Publishing (acquired by Time-Life), PC Software development (acquired by Sapphire), Public Access Information Terminals (London Docklands) Desktop Publishing, Computer Graphics and Automated DataBase Publishing (acquired by Xerox-Ventura), CD-ROM software distribution (First CD-ROM covermount), Internet software distribution (GCat – ICL/Fujitsu), E-Commerce (Kitchen Table to FTSE 250) and finally, Personal Information Management Services. Graham joined Connected Kerb in 2018 to challenge and advise the Board and act as an Ambassador for the growing business. Graham has been a Governor since 2015 at Forest Bridge School for Children with Autism, hence his favourite quote.

Your Favourite EV model: The Kia E Niro but interested in the VW ID.3 and Volvo XC40 Recharge.

The last book you read: Wolf Hall – Hilary Mantel

Your favourite quote: “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Albert Einstein .

Who is your EV hero: Should be Clive Sinclair (also much too early!) so must be Elon Musk.

One album you will never get sick of: A Little Touch Of Schmilsson In The Night. But if it was just one track it would be ‘Lullaby in Ragtime’ (Originally sung by Danny Kaye in the film ‘The 5 Pennies’) which I used to sing to my kids when they were babies, walking up and down at 1 o’clock in the morning.

Michael Fasosin

Michael Fasosin

Michael is an Entrepreneur, Investor and Trusted Advisor to businesses across a range of verticals, including B2B, B2C retail, travel, finance and telecoms. Michael was a Co-Founder of Spindrift Group B.V.

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Michael Fasosin

Michael Fasosin

Michael is an entrepreneur, investor and trusted advisor to businesses across a range of verticals, including B2B, B2C retail, travel, finance and telecoms. Michael was a Co-Founder of Spindrift Group B.V. Spindrift are a Full-Service Digital Commerce Agency based in London and Utrecht delivering best in class Digital Commerce across multiple industry verticals. Spindrift were the 14th biggest design and build digital agency in the UK. (EConsultancy Top 100 Agencies) before being sold to Publicis in 2014.

Your Favourite EV model: My Tesla Model X, Will likely be superseded by the Tesla Cybertruck with a paisley vinyl wrap! The last book you read: Homo Deus - A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari

Your favourite quote: “Only the Paranoid Survive” - Andy Grove, Late Founder and CEO of Intel. If we’re not paranoid about our impact on this planet, we will destroy it’s fragile ecosystem and have nowhere else to go.

Who is your EV hero: Elon Musk, he’s got the balls to take on the world and transform it.

One album you will never get sick of: Above and Beyond Acoustics 1. My little girl and boy were born listening to the album in a birthing pool. Oxytocin production at its best.

Lawrence Slade

Lawrence Slade

Lawrence is CEO of the Global Infrastructure Investor Association (GIIA). GIIA is the membership body for the world's leading institutional investors.

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Lawrence Slade

Lawrence Slade

Lawrence is CEO of the Global Infrastructure Investor Association (GIIA). GIIA is the membership body for the world's leading institutional investors. GIIA work with governments and other stakeholders to boost the role of private investment in providing infrastructure that improves national, regional and local economies. Previously, Lawrence held the position of CEO at Energy UK for over 8-years. Lawrence is a Board Member for Eurelectric in Brussels and a Member on the Government Committee on Fuel Poverty in the UK.

Your favourite EV model: Porsche Taycan

The last book you read: Humans - A brief history of How we fcked it all up!

Your favourite quote: “If the rate of change on the outside, exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near” - Jack Welch

Who is your EV hero: Robert Llewellyn

One album you will never get sick of: The Who - Who’s Last

Bruce Ellis

Bruce Ellis

Bruce is an established financial services provider. He has worked with PW, Disney and Cendant and now represents several investor groups across multiple investments.

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Bruce Ellis

Bruce Ellis

Bruce is an established financial services provider. He has worked with PW, Disney and Cendant and now represents several investor groups across multiple investments

Your favourite EV model: The little smart ones

The last book you read: I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes

Your favourite quote: Courage is the power to let go of the familiar

Who is your EV hero: It’s very early days

One album you will never get sick of: Love and Affection, Joan Armatrading

Jeremy Tozer

Jeremy Tozer

Prior to founding Prism Improvement, consultancy services provider to the NHS, Jez originally trained as a pharmacist, before moving into operational management.

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Jeremy Tozer

Jeremy Tozer

Prior to founding Prism Improvement, consultancy services provider to the NHS, Jez originally trained as a pharmacist, before moving into operational management. He has worked in all hospital trust departments from Radiology through to A&E, in posts that have spanned divisional manager through to the executive board.

Over the course of the last 10 years, Jez has built his reputation as a market leading Interim Chief Operating Officer, specialising in emergency care turnaround in some of the most challenged trusts the country, including Ashford & St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, and King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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