16 October 2018

Appointment of CCO signals period of significant expansion

Connected Energy has appointed energy sector heavyweight Mark Bailey to the new role of Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).

Connected Energy has appointed energy sector heavyweight Mark Bailey to the new role of Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).

With nearly 20 years of sector expertise acquired through a series of high-profile roles at Engie, formerly GDF Suez, Mark has an impressive track record in working with - and growing - innovative energy solutions businesses.

Prior to joining Connected Energy, Mark was Global Key Program Director for Demand Side Management and Storage at Engie SA and Senior Domain Director for ENGIE New Ventures. It was whilst in this role, he led Engie’s investment in Connected Energy earlier in 2018. The company is known for its E-STOR energy storage system - which is entirely powered by second-life EV batteries.

Mark is an accomplished business leader with a 25-year track record in executive leadership roles, transformation programmes and start-up businesses. In 2012 he was appointed Head of Global Energy, responsible for the European Key Accounts business before transferring to his current role in 2016. Prior to Engie, Mark was a co-founder of RWE Trading Direct Ltd., and a pioneer of the first demand response initiatives with Yorkshire Electricity in the mid-90s.

Commenting on his appointment Mark Bailey said:

“I am delighted to join Connected Energy at such an exciting time. I have long-admired this business, its technology and its potential. The future looks tremendously exciting and I look forward to driving growth and widening the deployment E-STOR. On a personal note, I am passionate about sustainability and believe there has never been a more pressing need to change the face of energy supply, forever. Circular economy solutions - such as E-STOR – ultimately mitigate climate change. My role allows me to play my own active part in the journey to a smarter energy future.”

Matthew Lumsden, CEO at Connected Energy comments:

“I am very pleased Mark Bailey has joined our team. He brings a wealth of commercial expertise to our team and is uniquely placed to take us forward. Mark knows our business inside out having worked with us whilst at Engie and it is a marker of his belief in Connected Energy that he has decided to join us and help us deliver on our full potential. We are entering into a period of significant growth and this is the first of several key appointments we will make over the next 18 months.”

Mark graduated from Kellogg Business School at Northwestern University, Chicago in 2000 and holds a Business Studies degree.

About us: Connected Energy’s British designed battery storage systems and energy optimisation expertise are rapidly changing the way industrial and commercial energy users can capitalise on load flexibility. Our mission is to catalyse smarter, sustainable approaches to energy use.