Meet the team.

Syzygy can only ever be as good as the people in our team.

Thankfully, we have managed to attracted some of the most talented, accomplished and skilled individuals in the industry – team players who care deeply about what they do.

Bridging the worlds of low carbon technology and commercial real estate.

Between us, our team has over 150 years’ experience in the renewable energy and engineering world.  We also have more than 30 years’ commercial real estate experience in asset management, fund management and valuation.  It is this combination that enables us to provide a really effective 'bridge' between the two worlds.

Making things make sense.

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JOHN MACDONALD BROWN

JOHN MACDONALD BROWN

Before setting up Syzygy in 2010, John worked in commercial property fund management for 15 years with Ashtenne Holdings PLC and at Spitfire Estates. In this period he set up, invested and managed investment from AXA REIM, Aviva, HBoS, Lasalle and BlackRock.

John was inspired to set up Syzygy because he felt there was a huge opportunity for a specialist consultancy that could successfully bridge the two different worlds of renewable energy and commercial real estate. One that provided pragmatic and practical advice, delivering well thought-out and relevant renewable energy solutions to both property owners and occupiers.

Away from work, John sails as much as having a young family allows him to, plays cricket and occasionally finds the time for a round of golf, normally at Trevose in Cornwall. In the winter he can be found at most London-Scottish home games boring young professional rugby players about what it was like in his day.

John is also a very keen cold water swimmer and can be found every morning before work at the Tooting Bec Lido. Now that is impressive…

CEO
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PETER MASSIE

PETER MASSIE

Peter joined Syzygy as Director of Operations in February 2021, and is tasked with supporting Syzygy into our next decade as we set to expand throughout the UK and Europe.

Peter is passionate about leadership and business development, future-proofing through innovation and the use of data and technology. He is responsible for overall business operations, and specifically focusing on Project Management and Asset Management Teams delivery systems and processes.

Peter gained a 1st Class Honors degree from London Southbank University in Architectural Technology in 2014 and his career includes Design Management and Project Management for Bouygues, Berkley Homes, and Turner & Townsend where he inspired, mentored and worked with teams to create their goals and maximised efficiency through the introduction of technological solutions.

A true Scotsman, Peter loves rugby and still plays occasionally – but socially rather than seriously these days. His love of the outdoors sees him hiking and trail running, and he can even be found competing in the odd duathlon!

Director of Operations
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KIRSTY BERRY

KIRSTY BERRY

We were thrilled when Kirsty joined the team in June 2017 as Projects Director with overall responsibility for advisory and delivery of all construction projects.

One of the most experienced renewable energy experts in the UK, Kirsty has worked in the industry since 1998 – she has worked on and delivered some great projects including the large Solar PV array above the platforms at Blackfriars Bridge mainline station in London and many of the UK’s largest Solar Farms.

Having completed an electronic engineering degree followed by a Masters in Renewable Energy Systems Technologies, she went on to work for BP Solar. This was followed by 17 years at Solarcentury in roles as a project engineer, project manager, heading up the project management team and finally adding a specialism in health and safety.

Outside of work, Kirsty is kept busy by her two young children, but finds time to wind down through Yoga practice and seeks solace in her garden!

Director of Projects
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DIOGO NUNES

DIOGO NUNES

Diogo has been at Syzygy since January 2015 and heads up the Asset Management team.

He graduated in Portugal as an Environmental Engineer in 2010. Since then, he has studied and worked abroad in Spain, Saudi Arabia and France.

He has a wealth of experience in a range of different areas and disciplines within the renewable energy and construction world. He has undertaken research and development into various solar technologies, and managed construction supply chains on huge projects as well as over-arching project management of many renewable energy projects.

Away from work, Diogo loves outdoor and sporting activities. He is a brilliant tennis player [these are not his words!] and is a handy midfield general on the football pitch, having played in some national and international competitions.

Director of Asset Management
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CECILE BOUSQUET

CECILE BOUSQUET

Cécile joined Syzygy back in 2017 and worked in the Asset Management department for 2 years. As Syzygy developed its activities around EV charging, Cécile joined the EV charging department and helped developed our award-winning software evlab®. She is now leading on all things EV charging, from initial feasibility studies for clients up to organising tenders and delivering projects.

Cécile has a master’s degree in Energy and Environmental Engineering from both the engineering school Mines de Nancy in France and the Swiss Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). Prior to Syzygy, Cécile worked for a French consultancy specialised in energy storage. Her work included market research on global opportunities for energy storage, as well as techno-economic analyses on battery energy storage.

Outside work, Cécile likes cooking, reading and staying active! She loves hiking and exploring the beautiful British countryside.

Senior Consultant - Project Management
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REBEKAH NEEDHAM

REBEKAH NEEDHAM

Rebekah joined Syzygy as Project Manager in the summer of 2020 and quickly established strong relationships with clients and brought a wealth of experience to the team. A Chartered Engineer, Rebekah brings with her broad international experience in project development and delivery in the construction industry.

Rebekah has managed major hydropower projects across South East Asia, large solar farms in the Philippines and was a Climate Resilience Champion for the region whilst working for Mott Macdonald.

In a previous life, Rebekah was an Engineering Geologist holding a Master’s Degree from Imperial College London. Since transitioning to the world of project management, she has achieved PMP status and has delivered a number of large renewable energy projects with some carbon resilience strategic planning on the side.

During her time off, Rebekah loves to explore the world on her bike and in her campervan (her biggest adventure to date was cycling the length of South America) and she has a huge passion for adventure and the outdoors.

Senior Consultant - Project Management
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JAMES FOSTER

JAMES FOSTER

James achieved a 1st in Mechanical Engineering (MEng) from University of Bristol  where he focussed on renewable power generation technologies in his master’s year.

After graduating he cut his teeth in the demand side of the energy industry, as an Energy consultant at Matrica where he provided energy suppliers with forecasts for their customers demand, as well as forecasting renewable generation from their assets.  He also completed an Agile Project Management course, earning the Practitioner qualification.

He’s another big sports fan, and follows rugby and football, but his main love is cricket. In the summer James can often playing cricket, watching cricket at the Oval, or simply on a street corner harassing passers-by with obscure cricket stats. HOWZAT!?

Graduate
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CHARLIE SINGER

CHARLIE SINGER

Charlie is a Project Manager and Engineering Geologist with 4 years’ experience in engineering and management consultancy, delivering geo-environmental risk models for renewable energy projects, project feasibility assessments, and data analysis and data management for international infrastructure projects using PowerBI, Python and SQL. He is an experienced technical operations and asset manager for climate resilient civil structures, highly motivated to apply problem solving skills into designing and managing renewable energy projects.

He gained a 1st Class Honours degree in MSci Geology from Imperial College, London where he was a Scholarship Student and STEM Ambassador. Charlie conducted fieldwork in  southern Spain, Sardinia, Italy and conducted geohazard assessments across southern California.

Outside of the office, Charlie has a huge passion for outdoor and sporting activities. He is a keen tennis player and also plays touch rugby from time to time. When he can, Charlie can be found travelling, exploring or hiking up any hill in sight!

Consultant - Project Management
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JULIANN CANTY

JULIANN CANTY

Juliann is the a highly accomplished technical Project Manager. In her previous role at SRP, she managed end-to-end development, manufacture and installation of highly innovative products for renewable energy development projects in Australia, the UK and West Africa.

She gained a 1st Class Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering at Queen’s University, Belfast after which Juliann began her career as a Field Engineer at Schlumberger Well Services. She is currently studying part time for an MSc in Energy Policy.

Juliann is a keen cyclist and runner and competes in running and triathlon events in the UK and abroad. You can also catch her at the front of the weekly Syzygy running club pack pounding the streets of Bermondsey!

Senior Consultant - Project Management
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CYRUS TITINA

CYRUS TITINA

Graduate

Graduate
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TIFANY LAGOS

TIFANY LAGOS

Tifany graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Renewable Energy Engineering from Oregon Institute of Technology in the United States.

Driven by a passion to undertake a lead role in the deployment of sustainable and low carbon technologies, she pursued a Master of Science in Operations and Project Management from the University of Bristol, where her dissertation examined the current state of circularity in the food packaging industry.

Having undertaken Field Engineer and Assistant Project Manager roles in solar PV industry, she has helped with the engineering, procurement and construction of approximately 50MWdc solar PV projects across the United States and has joined Syzygy to broaden her experience at an international level.

During her time off, Tifany enjoys traveling and sightseeing around London.

Consultant - Project Management
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ELLIE LOCKHART

ELLIE LOCKHART

Ellie joined us as a Graduate, having recently graduated from Newcastle University with an upper second-class degree in Geography. Her passion lies in aiding the transition to more sustainable ways of energy consumption. This stemmed from her several modules, where she explored solutions to the issue of climate change, specifically focusing on renewable energy and the fundamental concept of sustainability. Not only has this research provided her with a solid grounding in sustainable behaviour principles, but it has also enabled her develop extensive data analysis skills.

A gym goer, Ellie also enjoys a spot of horse riding and skiing. She’s fascinated by different cultures in particular the environment contexts affecting them and enjoys travel.

Graduate
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WE ARE HIRING!

WE ARE HIRING!

We are hiring!
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MEGAN ATKINS

MEGAN ATKINS

After graduating with a BSc in Physics at the University of Edinburgh, Megan realised her calling was not for academic sciences but instead for the environment and fighting to minimise the impacts of the climate crisis. This led her to pursue a masters in Sustainable Energy Technology, focusing specifically on Solar Power.

As a recent graduate, Megan joined the Asset Management team for Syzygy in October 2020, currently looking after Syzygy’s solar installations and is hoping for a bright future in the company.

Outside work, Megan loves outdoor activities and sports, including running, cycling and hiking in the Scottish highlands. She also takes part in community groups that are fighting for social equality and environmental justice within her local borough.

Ever the enthusiast, she’s the perfect person to head up our Social Committee at Syzygy!

Consultant - Asset Management
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FABRICE MAZEAU

FABRICE MAZEAU

A passionate Frenchman, Fabrice is driven to help in the fight against climate change by using expertise in renewable energy to help create cost effective solutions in a sustainable and expanding market. 

Fabrice graduated from the University of Reading in 2009 with a first-class MSc in Renewable Energy: Technology and Sustainability.

For the last 12 years, he gained valuable experience in the solar PV industry, working as a design engineer, project manager, sales engineer and asset manager across a range of projects from domestic retrofit installations, new residential developments to large-scale public and commercial buildings and solar farms.

Outside work, Fabrice is a keen runner and loves walking and mountain biking on the South Downs, where he lives. Fabrice is French and has lived and worked in the UK for more than 20 years.

Senior Consultant - Asset Management
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DAFYDD LLOYD

DAFYDD LLOYD

Dafydd is an Environment Consultant with experience in large-scale housing developments. After completing a BSc in Environmental Science, Dafydd went on to achieve a Masters in Energy at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh.

He went on to use his extensive knowledge of the construction industry to implement energy reduction measures while working for Willmott Dixon. Following his passion for renewable energy, he is now looking to develop renewable energy opportunities with Syzygy and help the transition to a low-carbon economy.

At Syzygy, he is part of the team carrying out an analysis of the potential to generate on-site renewable energy (particularly from solar PV) for a major client with an extensive portfolio of office, retail and leisure assets.  Additionally, he has worked for a large retail client which occupies a large number of leasehold properties along with some larger freehold warehouse sites.  Dafydd was part of the team carrying out a study to quantify the potential for reducing operational carbon across all buildings.

Another huge rugby fan, Dafydd is also big into travel and experiencing different cultures.

Consultant - Project Management
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PADDY GIFFORD

PADDY GIFFORD

Paddy* is a consulting mechanical engineer with  experience of technically challenging projects in the built environment. He has a BEng in Mechanical Engineering, an MSc in Sustainable Energy, and 4 years of engineering experience, more than three of which have been spent working at engineering consultancy Hoare Lea LLP. During his time there, he helped design cutting-edge laboratories for the world’s top universities and research facilities.

Keen to apply his skills in the emerging renewable energy space, Paddy joined the Project Management team in 2021 and has been project lead for identification and assessment of site-wide decarbonisation initiatives for flagship industrial asset and installation of a large PV Solar Array within a multilet office development.

Another enthusiastic rugby player and fan, Paddy also likes to sail and is into woodwork— creating bespoke furniture pieces (such as desks, tables and picture frames) for friends and family!

*proud owner of office dog.

Consultant - Project Management
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PIPPA FAITHFULL

PIPPA FAITHFULL

Marketing Manager

Marketing Manager
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LAUREN HUTCHINS

LAUREN HUTCHINS

Lauren works hard to keep Syzygy HQ running efficiently as well as being Exec PA to John, our CEO. No mean feat!

She’s got extensive experience whipping offices into shape and has worked as a personal assistant for over 8 years, most recently at Turner and Townsend.

She attended the University of Sussex and studied Psychology… which is probably why she has the measure of us all!

Outside of work Lauren enjoys checking out all of London’s new restaurants and comedy clubs. As well as the odd festival.

Executive PA
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RICHARD PALMER

RICHARD PALMER

Richard is responsible for leading and delivering Syzygy’s strategic projects. With over 25 years’ industry experience in energy, real estate and consultancy he has an excellent understanding of the development process, and value chain, for implementing flexible energy asset solutions.

Richard has held senior energy commercial roles involving energy procurement, demand forecasting, hedging and trading strategies, renewable generation and retail tariff pricing, product development and risk management.

He is also a chartered surveyor with specific energy asset experience including freehold valuations, negotiating options, leases and easements and providing expert witness reports.

Richard has led the development of complex investment and analysis models, project managed embedded and directly connected low carbon projects. He is also chair of the Electricity Storage Network’s (ESN) Markets and Revenues working group.

Associate Director

Working for us.

We are always looking for good people to join us, 3 of our team found us by picking up the phone (old school – we like that)!

Syzygy is a people business, so if you feel you can be a positive addition to our team then call us today on +44 (0) 203 697 6488 or fill out the form provided...

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