• Nathan Sanders

    Managing Director, SSE Distributed Energy

    Nathan is Managing Director of SSE Distributed Energy, previously holding the same role for SSE Enterprise Utilities since 2010; and has been with SSE for 30 years after originally joining as an Apprentice Electrician.
    He has since risen through several engineering, operational and managerial roles within SSE. Nathan is an Incorporated Engineer and holds an MSc in Leadership.

  • Ryan Macdonald

    Director of Energy Infrastructure

    Ryan is Energy Infrastructure Director at SSE Enterprise Distributed Energy following his role as Commercial Director.
    He holds a DMS in Financial Strategy and has over 20 years of experience working in electricity, gas and water utilities for companies such as Thames Water, EDF, Macquarie Bank, and E.ON.
    In his role at SSE Enterprise Distributed Energy, Ryan is developing compelling propositions that are fit for the future. Growing the business by creating an integrated offering with a strategic focus on Smart Cities.

  • Phil Clements

    Director of Operations and Business Support

    Phil’s role as Director of Operations & Business Support encompasses most of our core functions; Engineering, Delivery, Asset Management, Regulation, Business Assurance, SHE and our Project Management Office.

    Phil joined SSE in 2018, bringing with him over 15 years of experience in the energy industry, most of that having been spent with National Grid in a range of engineering and leadership roles. He has been a Chartered Engineer with the IET for over 8 years, holds a Masters in Electrical Power Systems, and enacts the role of ‘Designated Engineer’ for electrical network activities in accordance with our Operational Safety Rules.

  • Carl Davies

    Director of Commercial

    Carl Davies is the Commercial Director for SSE Distributed Energy and is responsible for driving the overall commercial performance of both existing and new sectors of the business.
    He joined SSE in 2017 from Samsung Engineering Ltd where he was Head of Commercial for all major projects in the Middle East. Before joining Samsung, Carl was Senior Commercial Manager for Jacobs Engineering in the same region working on a $12bn. new build oil refinery. He graduated with a QS degree and has continued in this present discipline throughout his career, also completing a Masters in Construction Law and Arbitration in 2018.

  • David Brend

    Director of Business Development

    Dave Brend is the Director of Business Development for SSE Distributed Energy and is responsible for achieving our overall growth objectives, aligning our capabilities, propositions and solutions to add value to our customers and the markets they operate within.
    He joined SSE in early 2019 from Siemens Energy Management where he was Sales Director for the UK and Ireland, previously holding leadership roles in business development, operations and programme management with Jacobs Engineering and Morgan Est.
    Dave qualified as a Civil Engineer and has worked predominately in the Water, Utilities and Energy Sectors and has been a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers for over 20 years.

  • Kieran Gilmurray

    Director of Finance

    Kieran Gilmurray is the Finance Director of Enterprise which includes overall responsibility for the financial reporting and decision support for SSE Distributed Energy.
    He joined SSE in May 2017 and has now held leadership roles in a variety of industries including Energy, Television, Contact Centres, Manufacturing, Financial Services and Hospitality. Kieran is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has built a career with EY, Sky Television, Johnson & Johnson, Kwik Fit Insurance and Macdonald Hotels before joining SSE. He has an MBA with distinction.

  • Neil Dickinson

    Director of Major Projects

    Neil Dickinson is the Director of Major Projects for SSE Distributed Energy and is responsible for leading and delivering on projects of high value, or involve multi-technologies and high complexity, or hold high strategic importance for Distributed Energy.
    Neil joined SSE in 2013, previously working as Commercial Director for 3 organisations involved across a range of energy and renewables sectors within the UK and Europe. Starting his career at British Gas he has gathered over 35 years’ experience of operating within the UK energy market. He also holds a 1st class Masters Degree from Newcastle business school.

  • Stephen Stead

    Director of Strategy and Digital Services

    Stephen Stead is the Director of Strategy and Digital Services for SSE Distributed Energy. He is responsible for driving the business’ strategy and establishing and growing its Digital Services business.
    Having joined the organisation from Toshiba where he headed up its Smart Communities and Smart Energy business across Europe, he previously led smart metering and smart grid within Siemens and founded a management consulting business which grew to circa 100 strong. He has a degree in Computer Science and an MBA from Manchester Business School.

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