David Pike - People's Energy Company

My name is David Pike – I am the Leader of peoplesenergy 

I like to solve problems in inventive and original ways. My son often says, ‘Dad, that’s the wrong question’. I find the right question often changes the way I view a situation.

 Key facts about me

  • I trained as an Engineer and have led international companies.
  • I have a dog called Albus Dumblepaw … yes! The name is from Harry Potter.
  • I am passionate about building a ‘business with a heart’, working in a socially responsible way that ensures customers are treated with respect.
  • My pet hate is hearing a call centre employee telling me: “The system says no!”
  • I have two masters degrees.
  • I use an inconsistent approach to spelling!

Skill set

David Pike's Skills - People's Energy Company

(skill level – measured in awesome)

Karin Sode - People's Energy Company

My name is Karin Sode – I lead the Marketing 

I like to see into the heart of people, their challenges and opportunities.  I build capability in people and organisations to be the best they can be.

 

Key facts about me

  • I have worked within some of the UK’s most influential companies including Scottish Power, BP, Skyscanner, RBS, Diageo, Discovery Networks, and Sony Music.
  • I use my PhD in applied communication to establish innovative ways for our business to connect with customers.
  • I belong to more yoga and keep fit classes than I attend.
  • I have high levels of intuition and insight.

Skill set

Karin Sode's Skills - People's Energy Company

(Skill set measured in awesome)

Duncan - People's Energy Company

My name is Duncan French – I lead on the Finances 

 I like setting up new and exciting business that tackle problems with an alternative approach.

 

Key facts about me

  • I can count quite well and have a certificate to prove it from the ACCA.
  • I am meticulous with details and love a good plan.  I have a great deal of experience in managing finances for successful startups and large companies.
  • I pursue excellence in everything I do and am focused on building absolutely robust and resilient businesses.
  • I am not a traditional bean counter, I seek a balance between innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and the social good.
  • I am in a long term relationship with peanut butter.

Skill set

Duncan's skills - People's Energy Company

(Skill set measured in awesome)

Peter - People's Energy Company

My name is Peter Lederer CBE – I am the Chair of the Board

My role is to keep us focused on what we are about and keep us in the shoes and heart of the customer, now and in the future.  

 

Key facts about me 

  • I am a commercially focused Chair who brings a wealth of business experience from my time as Director of Diageo Scotland, Chair of Gleneagles Hotels Ltd and Vice Chair of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. 
  • I have a distinct passion for outstanding customer service and socially responsible business.  
  • My stature and capability is widely recognised within the business community.

John - People's Energy Company

My name is John Wright – I am Senior Advisor to the Board

My role is to help us keep commercially grounded and focused on metrics and data, while also keeping people at the heart of what we do.

 

Key facts about me 

  • I bring extensive commercial and finance experience from my time as CEO of Clydesdale & Yorkshire Banks, CEO of Northern Bank Belfast and Oman International Bank.  
  • I am renowned for my focus on putting people before profit.  

David Pike - People's Energy Company

My name is David Pike – I am the Leader of peoplesenergy 

I like to solve problems in inventive and original ways. My son often says, ‘Dad, that’s the wrong question’. I find the right question often changes the way I view a situation.

 Key facts about me

  • I trained as an Engineer and have led international companies.
  • I have a dog called Albus Dumblepaw … yes! The name is from Harry Potter.
  • I am passionate about building a ‘business with a heart’, working in a socially responsible way that ensures customers are treated with respect.
  • My pet hate is hearing a call centre employee telling me: “The system says no!”
  • I have two masters degrees.
  • I use an inconsistent approach to spelling!

Skill set

David Pike's Skills - People's Energy Company

(skill level – measured in awesome)

Karin Sode - People's Energy Company

My name is Karin Sode – I lead the Marketing 

I like to see into the heart of people, their challenges and opportunities.  I build capability in people and organisations to be the best they can be.

Key facts about me

  • I have worked within some of the UK’s most influential companies including Scottish Power, BP, Skyscanner, RBS, Diageo, Discovery Networks, and Sony Music.
  • I use my PhD in applied communication to establish innovative ways for our business to connect with customers.
  • I belong to more yoga and keep fit classes than I attend.
  • I have high levels of intuition and insight.

Skill set

Karin Sode's Skills - People's Energy Company

(Skill set measured in awesome)

Duncan - People's Energy Company

My name is Duncan French – I lead on the Finances 

 .I like setting up new and exciting business that tackle problems with an alternative approach.

 

Key facts about me 

  • I can count quite well and have a certificate to prove it from the ACCA
  • I am meticulous with details and love a good plan; I have a great deal of experience in managing finances for successful startups and large companies
  • I pursue excellence in everything I do and am focused on building absolutely robust and resilient businesses
  • I am not a traditional bean counter – I seek a balance between innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and the social good
  • I am in a long term relationship with peanut butter

Skill set

Duncan's Skills - People's Energy Company

(Skill set measured in awesome)

Peter - People's Energy Company

My name is Peter Lederer CBE – I am the Chair of the Board

My role is to keep us focused on what we are about and keep us in the shoes and heart of the customer, now and in the future.  

Key facts about me 

  • I am a commercially focused Chair who brings a wealth of business experience from my time as Director of Diageo Scotland, Chair of Gleneagles Hotels Ltd and Vice Chair of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. 
  • I have a distinct passion for outstanding customer service and socially responsible business.  
  • My stature and capability is widely recognised within the business community.

John - People's Energy Company

My name is John Wright – I am Senior Advisor to the Board

My role is to help us keep commercially grounded and focused on metrics and data, while also keeping people at the heart of what we do.

Key facts about me 

  • I bring extensive commercial and finance experience from my time as CEO of Clydesdale & Yorkshire Banks, CEO of Northern Bank Belfast and Oman International Bank.  
  • I am renowned for my focus on putting people before profit.