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Meet the Team

Our multi-disciplinary team comprises electrical and mechanical engineers, software experts, project managers, and commercial specialists in Newcastle and Norwich.

Our team is based in both our HQ in the heart of Newcastle’s science district and our technical centre in Norwich where we undertake all our design, development, prototyping, integration, and testing.

Together we are driven by making a positive impact on the planet, driven by finding the right battery energy storage solutions for our customers and we’ll always be here when you need us, just like our reliable second life batteries.

Senior Management

Matthew Lumsden, Connected Energy

Matthew Lumsden


Matthew is our founder and CEO. He established the company in 2010 following his work in a number of energy and transport consultancies. Matthew is driven by developing a business that joins the worlds of energy storage, electric vehicles and the circular economy.

Alexandre Charr, Connected Energy

Alexandre Charr

Chief Operating Officer

Alex oversees the operations of the company, leading the team responsible for delivering the scale-up of our second life product. He also plays a key role in building partnerships and working in collaboration with our battery supply partners. Alex has a decade of e-mobility experience at firms such as Renault, Stellantis, Toyota, JLR and Arrival.

Robert Moore, Connected Energy

Rob Moore

Chief Business Development Officer (Utility Scale)

Rob leads the development of our utility-scale, 50MW+ product. He is overseeing the establishment of our demonstrator site and all revenue and commercial aspects of the product. A law graduate based in Bristol, he joins the company from Aura Power, a PV and BESS greenfield developer active in the UK, EU and North America.

Nigel Dent, Connected Energy

Nigel Dent

Head of Sales

Nigel heads up our sales team. With over ten years of business development and project management experience, Nigel joined the team in 2018 after working in both the energy services and renewables sector. His role is to grow the sales of our systems and services.

Anya Bramich, Connected Energy

Anya Bramich

Head of Marketing

Anya heads up our marketing team. With over 20 years of marketing experience, Anya joined the team in 2022 following a ten-year career in the electric vehicle charging sector. Her role is to raise awareness of the benefits of our product and services.

Jonathan Cogman, Connected Energy

Jonathan Cogman

Head of Supply Chain

Jonny heads up our supply chain team. With almost 20 years of supply chain experience, Jonny joined the team in 2015 following a ten-year career in the automotive sector. Jonny is responsible for procurement and manufacture of our E-STOR systems.

Frazer Wagg, Connected Energy

Frazer Wagg

Head of Data Services

Frazer joined Connected Energy in 2016 and now leads our data services team. Using his background in mathematics and energy engineering, he is developing big data and artificial intelligence tools to further optimise performance of our systems.

Tania Saxby, Connected Energy

Tania Saxby

Operations Manager

Tania is our Operations Manager and has been with the company for over three years. She manages our commitment to quality, health, safety and the environment with our ISO accreditations, and continuous improvement of operational processes throughout the business and project manages our grant funded innovation projects.

Scott Matthews, Connected Energy

Scott Matthews

Financial Controller

Scott is a professionally qualified accountant coming from a predominantly audit background. Since then he has held senior finance roles in the renewable, manufacturing, and private training sectors. Scott’s role is to ensure the effective operation of the finance function.

Investor Directors

Johan Boukhors, investor in Connected Energy

Johan Boukhors

Managing Director ENGIE New Ventures (Corporate Venture Capital)

Mathias Arvidsson, investor in Connected Energy

Mathias Arvidsson

Head of Finance, Strategy and Risk Management, Volvo Energy


Alexis Flandre

Managing Director - Energy Transition Trading, Mercuria

Do you have the energy we’re looking for?

We’re always looking for talented people to join our team. We’re in an enormous period of growth and are expanding fast. If you like our story, find out more about the roles available.

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