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

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Brad Abraham

CAD Draughter

Brad comes from a background in civils with a healthy eye for detail. A new entrant into the EV charging market, he can create precise designs using a variety of CAD software programmes.

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Marie Alenas

Bid Director

Marie combines her genuine passion for sustainability with her extensive experience in business development and bid management when creating powerful and client centric sales messages and bid responses for Connected Kerb.

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Tariq Arafa

Content Marketing Manager

Tariq has many years of experience in content production across multiple platforms as well as a deep knowledge of social media strategies in the EV, energy and education sectors. He has worked at Drax Group and the teacher trade union NASUWT and has an MBA from Warwick Business School.

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Paul Ayres

Founder

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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Ben Boutcher-West

Chief Digital Officer

An autonomous vehicle expert, with a degree in Design Engineering from Brunel and over 10 years industry experience across global corporates and SME’s, Ben brings technical knowledge, commercial acumen, industry insight and passion for sustainable city technology to develop future products and services in cities worldwide.

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Ashleigh Braund

Account 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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Mitch Burgess

Assistant Project Manager

Mitch is a Programme/ Project Manager with a Civil Engineering background. He has a wide range of experiences in programming and project management within the public sector.

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Deepa Chandrasekaran

Head of Commercial Strategy and Business Development

Deepa has over 18 years’ experience leading teams in Corporate & Business Strategy, Commercial & New business development in power, oil & gas and industrial sectors. She is passionate about clean tech and is keen to make a difference

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Richard Clements

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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Giovanna Coelho

Marketing Executive

Giovanna is a highly motivated BSc (Hons) Business & Management graduate professional who collaborates with marketing on community engagement and events in order to execute campaigns that engage with users.

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Gareth Cooper

Marketing Manager

Gareth has a wide range of marketing and business development experience working in both local and international markets. He has most recently worked at a top 100 UK law firm and has spent many years working with professional associations involved in the accounting, project finance and infrastructure sectors.

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Belinda Cotter

Delivery and Operations Manager

Belinda has extensive experience in the EV charging industry and customer services. She worked in various sectors including Travel, financial and covered all areas of customer service, from a contact centre agent, through to training and Management.

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Nick Dobie

Founder

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

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George Donoghue

Chief Technical Officer

George brings over 25 years of experience in the energy sector in which his previous roles include positions as CTO for Calisen and COO at Calvin Capital. He has played key roles in developing the smart metering solutions that are now in circa 10 million homes in the UK today.

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James Douglas

Account Manager

James joined Connected Kerb in February 2022 as part of the public sector sales team, having spent over ten years working at John Lewis in a range of roles.

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Tony Dunn

Head of Product Engineering

Tony has many years of experience in senior technical leadership, product development and product management and has played a key role in the development of Connected Kerb's charging solutions.

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Adam Gentry

Quantity Surveyor

Adam is a Quantity Surveyor who has worked in a wide range of sectors throughout the construction industry including commercial, infrastructure and utilities. He has 5 years of experience in EV infrastructure specifically and has a strong passion for the environment, sustainability and everything green.

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Jamie Grindrod

Account Director

Jamie is an Account Director for the north of England and has been at Connected Kerb since January 2020. He has an MSc in Computational Neuroscience from Sheffield University.

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Jack Hailstone

Account Manager

Jack’s holds a masters degree in engineering with a focus on low carbon technologies. After a spell of living and working in Sweden and Colombia, Jack joined the automotive industry four years ago, lending advice to the trade on the future of mobility and impacts on our environment.

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Pete 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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Isabel James

Head of Residential

Izzy has worked in the EV industry for the last 6 years mainly in the built environment sector and working across business development, team management and building scalable and efficient processes. Izzy joined Connected Kerb to head up our residential sector for new & existing homes.

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Danny Kamel

Senior Product Manager

Danny has several years of experience in product marketing having worked with Toshiba and joined Connected Kerb in January 2022.

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Simon Kelly

Supply Chain Manager

Simon is responsible for supply chain strategy where the key objectives are to improve productivity, efficiency and reduce costs while securing high quality material.

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Nathan King

Head of Infrastructure

Nathan has over 27 years’ experience in Civil Engineering, working with public and private sector clients and Contractors within the transportation sector in the UK and Australia. He specialises in Project Management and Operations, playing a pivotal role in the 2012 Games managing design and installation programmes across London for the Olympic Route Network.

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Pardeep Lota

Procure 2 Pay Manager

Pardeep is a Procure-to Pay Manager with a financial background. She has extensive experience in Accounts Payable transformation and system optimisation, as well as managerial abilities in a variety of jobs in the technology industry.

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Craig McDermott

National Installations Manager

Craig leads the installations management team for Connected Kerb. He has a background in domestic and commercial electrical installation has held a number of key positions within large energy providers over the last 10 years. Craig has more recently focused his career in the EV sector and joined the business in Feb 2021.

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Geraldine Michel

Chief Marketing Officer

Before stepping into the CMO role at Connected Kerb, Geraldine had been working in the shared mobility industry for over five years across Europe and the UK, including marketing leading roles with Zipcar, Chariot-Ford and Zeelo.

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Priscilla Murinda

Project Accountant

Priscilla has worked in different sectors in Finance for a decade, with roles varying from Management Accounting to Commercial Finance. An avid learner, keen on gaining experience in different aspects of Finance

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Martin Offiah

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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Stellina Papachristou

Head of Demand Generation

Leading the digital marketing and CRM strategy for Connected Kerb, Stellina comes with a wealth of experience, with over 13 years in the global energy sector, having joined from Shell where she worked across commercial and corporate businesses. She started her career at experiential marketing and brand communication agencies within the tech, TV distribution and property sector.

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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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Tom Ponsford

Installations Manager

Tom has four years experience in the EV industry. After studying to become a qualified electrician, he worked for five years locally for various domestic and commercial firms, working his way up from labourer to site supervisor. In 2017 he travelled to Australia to further his skills in a different country, working in industrial and large domestic sites along the east coast.

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Stephen Richardson

Founder

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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Lawrence Slade

Non-Executive Director

Lawrence has spent many years in the energy and infrastructure fields working across energy retail where he was heavily involved in the roll out of smart meters, generation and infrastructure investment. He is also CEO of the Global Infrastructure Investor Association.

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Ben Smith

Bid Specialist

Ben has over 2 years of experience working to deliver proposals across the public and private sector on behalf of environmental management and EV charging organisations. He has a keen interest in project management and when not working loves spending time in the great outdoors.

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Roz Smith

Assistant Project Manager

Roz has a wide range of experience delivering various scale EV infrastructure projects. With a strong background in Connections working with ICPs, she provides invaluable support for all DNO and grid management requirements.

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Ryan Spillane

Director of Sales & Partnerships

Ryan has been involved in eMobility since 2012. He has a deep knowledge of EV from home charging to supporting some of the worlds largest fleets on their electrification journey. Ryan’s core responsibilities at Connected Kerb are Partnerships and Sales Channels in the UK and worldwide.

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Beth Stavert

Internal Communications & Culture Lead

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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Victor Tawse

Chief Financial Officer

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

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Lynne Toogood

Chief Operating Officer

Lynne has been delivering projects of various size and scale for the past 30 years. Working across sectors and countries, she worked on public safety, banking, smart card, driving licence and retail systems before entering the telecoms sector at the birth of 4G in 2010. She is excited to develop the Connected Kerb electric vehicle charging network.

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Alex Treharne

Product Designer

Alex is an Industrial Designer creating product, service & experience solutions that foster strong environmental values & user satisfaction.

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Richard Turnbull

Head of Innovation

Committed to driving positive change and supporting the transition to zero emission technologies Richard has extensive industry knowledge having worked for leading infrastructure companies from start-up to being part of the team that introduced the iconic 'electric' London Black Cab.

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Paul Wilkinson

Account Director

Paul has an over a decade of experience in the EV space and over 30 years in the transport sector. This was after a decade in the military in the Royal Engineers and he has also time spent in the motor trade.

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Helen Woods

Financial Controller

Helen is a financial controller with a background in the building industry. She is chartered accountant and a member of the iCAEW. She is a highly motivated and resourceful individual with variable achievements in problem solving, decision making and teamwork.

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Aaron Yule

Project Manager

New to the EV charging industry, Aaron's career has revolved around the highway electrical industry, working on flagship infrastructure contracts such as The City of Westminster and Kent County Council.