Watts Up?...With Lynne Toogood
Lynne is the Chief Operating Officer at Connected Kerb, joining in November 2021. Lynne is...
Our team is comprised of infrastructure specialists with a wealth of experience in managing hyper-growth and mass roll-out.
Our diverse range of backgrounds and experience is complemented, we would like to think, with just the right amount of charisma, passion and wit.
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.
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!
Li is a project manager with a Mechanical Engineering background. She has extensive experiences in project management and design roles within the transport sector.
Li has worked in the aviation industry before she ventured into the Electric Vehicle Industry. From upgrading X-ray machines to installing EV charging points, she has progressed from a site engineer, a consultant to the project manager she is today. She has always enjoyed the challenges and excitement in managing projects of various complexities. She is now managing a portfolio of Connected Kerb projects, constantly meeting EV heroes within the industry and spreading the green power across UK. Li joined the Connected Kerb family in January 2021 and she is extremely excited to see what the company and the EV industry have to offer. She is committed to grow with the team, planting more EV chargers on the ground and influencing more EV heroes within the community.
The last book you read: The Sherlock Holmes Escape Book
Favourite quote: Where there's a will there's a way
Your EV Hero: Elon
One album you will never get sick of: Your Song, Elton John
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 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
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.
Richard joined Connected Kerb in March 2020 with over 12 years in the EV and charging infrastructure sectors delivering solutions in the UK and international markets. Having previously worked for leading infrastructure providers and an OEM he has in depth knowledge of market and business development. Richard's core responsibility is to work agnostically with strategic partners developing Connected Kerb's wireless charging proposition but also identify innovation projects that are aligned to the future ambitions & policy of government but also product developments that utilise Connected Kerb's innovative 'smart cities' platform.
What was the last book you read: Nomad by James Swallow
Your favourite quote: Success is not accepting defeat but finding new ways to achieve it
Your EV Hero: All my industry colleagues and those committed to making a positive change
One album you will never get sick of: Whatever people say I am, That's What I'm Not by Artic Monkeys
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.
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. Richard was one of the joint founders of Oxygen Freejumping, a chain of trampoline parks across the UK.
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 by Massive Attack
Nicholas is a qualified Civil Engineer and previous director and co-founder of Intelligent Transport Services Limited (ITS).
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
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.
Izzy's key focus is to develop lasting relationships with residential developers to deliver "EV Ready" smart sites and support the growth of Connected Kerb into the built environment sector. Izzy prides herself on creating relationships with customers based on being fair, honest and transparent which sees developers be heard on their requirements and receive a mutually beneficial solution built for longevity. These are the core values Connected Kerb will uphold across the residential sector for all of our customers. When Izzy is not at work, she is either enjoying the sunshine with her partner or playing competitive football as she is a centre midfielder in the FA Women's National Southern Division which is the 3rd highest tier in the UK.
The last book you read: The monk who sold his Ferrari, Robin Sharma
Your favourite quote: “The grass is greener where you water it!”
Your EV hero: Elon Musk - Tesla, Space X, Neuralink... Need I say more!
One album you will never get sick of: The Writing's on the Wall, Destiny's Child
Chris is an experienced infrastructure executive, with extensive commercial, innovation and strategy experience developing projects in the energy and commodities sectors.
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 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 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.
Beth has extensive sales, operations and marketing support experience, previously supporting Sales Directors at Australasia’s leading cinema-advertising supplier in Auckland.
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 CK brand.
Favourite EV model: The milk float
The last book you read: Man's Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl
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: All the people mindfully reducing their own carbon footprint.
One album you will never get sick of: Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
Alex is an Industrial Designer creating product, service & experience solutions that foster strong environmental values & user satisfaction.
Alex is a graduate of Design For Industry from Northumbria University. He loves to create innovative products & enhancing existing ones using a design thinking approach, incorporating a wide range of creative & technical skills across his wider process. During his final year at university Alex addressed on street electric vehicle charging, designing a range of innovative solutions (giving Connected Kerb a run for it’s money). Having graduated he approached Connected Kerb to put his skills and industry knowledge to work on product, service & experience projects that will make the world environmentally and socially a better place. When he hasn’t got a pencil in one hand and a stack of post it notes in the other you’ll find him running or planning another faraway adventure.
The last book you read: A Promised Land by Barack Obama
Favourite quote: Fly you fools! - Gandalf
Your EV Hero: People who buy EV's, simple as that!
One album you will never get sick of: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars - David Bowie
Victor is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and holds a BCom in Accounting Science.
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
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.
Gareth has a wide range of marketing and business development experience working in local and international markets. He has most recently worked at a top 100 UK law firm, Royds Withy King and has spent several years working with professional trade bodies. During his time at CPA Australia, he was instrumental in building and managing strategic relationships while growing the European presence of the global accounting body. While at the International Project Finance Association (IPFA), he helped grow its membership and connect and promote the collective interests of both public & private sector organisations involved in infrastructure and energy project financing. Gareth is originally from South Africa and has called London home for the last 13 years.
The last book you read: The Book of Trespass: Crossing the Lines that Divide Us. A new book by my good friend Nick Hayes
Your favourite quote: "Love the life you live. Live the life you love." - Bob Marley
Who is your EV hero: My fiance's father, who I have spent many hours driving around Norway with in his Model X.
One album you will never get sick of: Chet Baker Sings
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.
As Head of Bids, Marie focuses on the client needs and how our solutions can be tailored to help them achieve their goals. With an academic background in sustainability and product design, she brings 13 years of business development and bid management experience from different sectors such as professional services, renewable energy and architectural and planning. Most recently, Marie comes from four years at EY, where she worked as a Communication and Pursuit Strategist, managing senior stakeholders in the bid process for assurance and consultancy contracts for FTSE100 clients. While at Solarcentury, Marie headed up the international bid team while bidding for large scale solar PV opportunities in emerging markets, and played an instrumental role in the execution of one of Panama’s first commercial scale solar power plants. In her spare time, Marie is a keen long distance runner and regularly participates in both road and trail marathons.
The last book you read: The strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (tried to read most classics back in the days when we were commuting)
Favourite quote: Time spent among trees is never time wasted
Your EV Hero: Robert Anderson
One album you will never get sick of: Doolittle - The Pixies
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.
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
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
Priscilla is interested in renewable energy and sustainable living; being introduced to Connected Kerb was an exciting opportunity as it gave me an opportunity to work for an organisation focused on reducing our environmental footprint. Priscilla has worked for various sectors from Pharmaceutical, Recruitment, Parcel Delivery, to mention a few. Joined Connected Kerb in January 2021 as a Management Accountant; this is an exciting, diverse role that involves month-end reporting, lease accounting, Transactional Accounting, VAT accounting and is now progressing into the company's revenue space focusing on project accounting.
The last book you read: Richest Man in Babylon by George Clason
Your favourite quote: “There's a time for everything”
Who is your EV hero: Everyone willing to change from the norm to EV
One album you will never get sick of: 8701- Usher Raymond
Craig is the installations manager for connected kerb, and with 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.
Craig has always had a key eye for problem solving and detail, when leaving school knew that he wanted to develop in a trade that would give him the opportuntiy to utilise this skill. Studying locally to gain his qualifications, Craig joined a local domsestic electrical firm in Essex where he grew up and still resides. Joining his first big electricity provider in 2016 Craig has further developed his natural skill for attention to detail and now ensures that installations are delivered safely in a timely, accurate and efficient way, through our network of 3rd party contractors.
The last book you read: IET code of practice
Your favourite quote: Never Assume!!
One album you will never get sick of: On a day like today, Bryan Adams
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.
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
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.
Geraldine feels incredibly grateful to be part of such a passionate team of experts whose objective is to make a difference through educating organisations and the public to help accelerate adoption of cleaner transport. And though we recognise that we cannot afford to become complacent, in parallel to the work we do, seeing the recent policies coming from government to encourage these changes, makes Geraldine believe that a greener, Net Zero future is possible.
The last book you read: Putin's People by Catherine Belton
Your favourite quote: Collect moments, not things.
Who is your EV hero: People transitioning to EV while favouring when possible walking, cycling and taking public transport.
One album you will never get sick of: Midnight Boom, The Kills
Stephen is a Civil Engineer qualified in Project Management, with over 25-years’ experience in delivering infrastructure projects within the UK.
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
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