Our People

Meet the people behind People's Energy

David Pike – CEO & Co-Founder

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!
  • Customer focused
  • Entrepreneur
  • Patience
  • Leadership
  • Drive
  • Problem Solving
  • Speling

Karin Sode – Co-Founder and Chief People’s Officer

I am passionate about helping people to thrive, be it our amazing team, our partners (= customers), or anyone else we work with.

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.
  • Problem Solving
  • Leadership Skills
  • Business Knowledge
  • Generosity
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Drive
  • Ability To Resist Ice Cream

Duncan French – Chief Financial Officer

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.
  • Counting
  • Business Knowledge
  • Creativity
  • Attention to detail
  • Drive
  • Tolerance for meetings