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.

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.

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JOHN MACDONALD BROWN
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JOHN MACDONALD BROWN

CEO

John was inspired to launch Syzygy as a specialist consultancy in 2010 in order to bridge the gap between commercial real estate and green tech. His vision is to lead the market and deliver commercially viable and practical renewable energy solutions for property owners, investors and occupiers.

With a background in commercial property fund management – he spent 15 years of his career at Ashtenne Holdings PLC and Spitfire Estates – he has extensive experience managing investments for some of the biggest names in the industry. He understands real estate as well as the challenges and issues the sector faces in futureproofing, safeguarding and optimising assets.

In his leisure time John loves the water, enjoying cold-water swimming every morning at Tooting Bec Lido, as well as sailing. He plays cricket and golf – preferably at Trevose in Cornwall – when he isn’t needed for Dad duties and will watch most London-Scottish home rugby games.

john@syzygyconsulting.eu
CEO
Peter Massie Director of Operations
PETER MASSIE
Peter Massie Director of Operations

PETER MASSIE

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer for Syzygy, Peter plays a key role in achieving our vision to be the largest renewable energy consultancy in the real estate sector, ensuring the business performs at the highest level for the benefit of our team, clients and partners. He is passionate about driving efficiency and value through innovation and the use of data and technology.

On projects, he supports clients on stakeholder engagement and procurement strategy, combining his technical knowledge with a commercial, pragmatic approach. He has worked in property for many years, studying Architectural Technology at university before going on to undertake Design Management and Project Management for Bouygues, Berkeley Homes, and Turner & Townsend.

He loves rugby – he’s a Scotsman after all! You might also find him hiking and trail running or competing in the odd duathlon.

peter@syzygyconsulting.eu
Chief Operating Officer
Kirsty Berry
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KIRSTY BERRY

Director of Major Projects and Head of ESG

Kirsty joined Syzygy in 2017 and is responsible for overseeing Syzygy’s major construction projects.

As one of the country’s leading experts on renewable energy, her advisory role underpins our ambition to drive the real estate sector to meet the UK’s net zero targets. Strongly believing that how we do business is of equal importance to what we do, Kirsty also leads on ESG.

Kirsty brings a wealth of experience for the benefit of clients, having worked in the sector since 1998. She has delivered some of the UK’s most noteworthy Solar projects, including the Solar PV array over London’s Blackfriars Bridge station platform and one of Europe’s largest Solar Facades at the CIS Tower in Manchester.

Following an electronic engineering degree and a Masters in Renewable Energy Systems, Kirsty has built an extensive project-based career, with a specialism in health and safety.

A busy mum to two children, Kirsty loves to escape into her garden and keeps her head in the game using mindfulness and yoga to relax.

kirsty@syzygyconsulting.eu
Director of Major Projects and Head of ESG
Diogo Nunes
DIOGO NUNES
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DIOGO NUNES

Director of Asset Management

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.

diogo@syzygyconsulting.eu
Director of Asset Management
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AMY KNOTT
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AMY KNOTT

Assistant Project Manager

Prior to joining Syzygy, Amy worked for an embedded solar, battery and EVCP company, designing and managing residential systems. She became well versed with solar and battery design, and was ready to take on commercial sized projects at Syzygy! She is currently focusing on feasibility work and portfolio reviews for our real estate clients.

She studied BSc Geography at the University of Nottingham, which took her around the world for fieldwork, with the highlight being the Yucatan Peninsula, in Mexico.

Amy loves being outdoors, and is a keen climber and hiker. She is also a practicing yogi, with plans to complete her yoga teacher training in the future. Who knows, perhaps lunchtime office yoga will soon be on the cards!

amy@syzygyconsulting.eu
Assistant Project Manager
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BART SLUSARCZYK
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BART SLUSARCZYK

Senior Consultant

Bart is a Senior Consultant in our Project Management Team.

Prior to joing us, Bart spent six years as a Project Engineer with McDermott’s primarily based in the UAE. Much of Bart’s early career was spent in the oil and gas sector – taking him around the world to Australia, Singapore and Europe. Happily for us, Bart’s passion for renewable energy engineering led him to complete his MSc in Renewable Energy Engineering at Kingston University and join the great fight!.

Bart grew up in South Africa and has a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Johannesburg.

Bart’s focus will be looking at our larger multi-technology projects.

Besides Renewables, his passions are Formula 1 and braaing (South African BBQ) and Bart is another avid runner and is thrilled to be the newest member of the Syzygy lunchtime running club (Wednesdays at 12pm if you fancy joinging us?)

bart@syzygyconsulting.eu
Senior Consultant
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BEN PAKENHAM
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BEN PAKENHAM

Assistant Project Manager

Ben has been passionate about renewable energy since a young age and holds a Masters in Renewable Energy Engineering from the Cranfield University. His Thesis on Offshore Wind turbines was published and recently included within the EU’s Blue Economy report

Ben is currently supporting our busy EV team who work with broad range of commercial real estate clients to look at the feasibility of and delivery of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Prior to joining Syzygy, Ben worked within Building Management systems, working as the team lead in the roll out of web systems that aggregate, manage and optimise all devices and systems found within commercial buildings.

Outside of the office, Ben is an avid Ultimate Frisbee player and also is a big Arsenal fan.

ben@syzygyconsulting.eu
Assistant Project Manager
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BRAMBLE (Oxon)
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BRAMBLE (Oxon)

Head of Wellbeing

Bramble is Head of Wellbeing – and she’s rather good at making us all feel happy when she’s around. She’s also qualified with a Masters in Engineering in 2021 from Oxford University. She is so talented she has decided that she will only come to the office when she fancies it. It is rare to find a colleague that can chew through the toughest of assignments as quickly and efficiently as Bramble.

When Bramble is not at work, she is either asleep, scampering around London parks or found putting on performances in various pub gardens across Putney under the beady gaze of her parents Paddy and Jen.

Good Dog Bramble, keep up the good work.

bramble@syzygyconsulting.eu
Head of Wellbeing
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CALLUM WHITEFORD
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CALLUM WHITEFORD

Assistant Project Manager

Callum is an Assistant Project Manager with experience working for a solar O&M company and has been an Asset Manager for the past two years, responsible for 12 solar sites across the UK with a combined output of 120MW. He is perfectly placed to support our clients with their renewable energy projects.

With an BSc in Environmental Resource Management with University of Plymouth, he is  involved in the exciting project for The Wave and for our client Goodman as well as a growing number of Solar Farm projects Syzygy is delivering.

Outside of work, he keeps fit via a number of sports (mainly football), and is a proud new signing of the newly formed Syzygy football team. He also likes to travel as much as possible and explore new places at the weekend.

callum@syzygyconsulting.eu
Assistant Project Manager
Cecile Bousquet
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CECILE BOUSQUET

Associate Director

Syzygy welcomed Cécile to the Asset Management team in 2017. She worked with the projects team, using her analytical skills to lead the development of our award-winning software evlab®, our desktop site analysis assessing suitability of sites for EV charging. Over the years, Cecile has managed a range of EV charging projects (from small offices up to large rapid charging hubs on retail parks), conducting feasibilities studies, organising tenders and delivering projects. She now leads our EV charging services as Associate Director.

Cécile gained a master’s 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, she worked for a French consultancy specialised in energy storage and conducting market research on the worldwide opportunities for energy storage, as well as techno-economic analyses of battery energy storage.

In her leisure time, Cécile enjoys hiking the British countryside, practicing yoga and regularly volunteers with the charity Foodcycle, cooking delicious meals for the community.

cecile@syzygyconsulting.eu
Associate Director
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CHARLIE SINGER
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CHARLIE SINGER

Consultant - Project Management

Charlie’s background as a Project Manager and Engineering Geologist means he offers our clients unique problem-solving skills in the design and management of their renewable energy projects. He is an expert in geo-environmental risk and feasibility assessments for international infrastructure projects, using data analysis and management including PowerBI, Python and SQL.

Now part of our EV team, Charlie specialises in strategic deployment of EV charging across client portfolios. He works across the full life cycle of projects, from initial feasibility, through tendering, contract negotiation and asset management. He is building wider decarbonisation strategies for some of the UK’s largest real estate investors, implementing green technologies to meet clients’ net zero targets.

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

Outside of work Charlie enjoys activities in the great outdoors, including hiking hills, exploring, and travelling. He is a keen tennis player and sometimes plays touch rugby.

charlie@syzygyconsulting.eu
Consultant - Project Management
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Cynthia Riha

EA / Office Manager

Cynthia is Executive Assistant to our Senior Team and looks after everything and anything we need for the office. That’s some role!

She’s responsible the day-to-day administrative, IT, HR, safety and operational functions and also tasked with ensuring frequent supply of treats!

Outside work she relishes time with family and friends, and enjoy a spot of bowling.

cynthia@syzygyconsulting.eu
EA / Office Manager
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CYRUS TITINA
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CYRUS TITINA

Graduate

Cyrus boasts a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Waterloo, Canada and with Masters in Mechanical Engineering specializing in Design and Product Development from the University of British Columbia, Canada.

During his studies, he was intern at several companies in energy sector in areas of nuclear power, combined cycle generation, mining, oil sands and renewable energy. Whilst interning at Engie’s Strategic Business development team (focusing on the development and feasibility of utility scale wind farms in Canada) he developed a passion for the renewable energy industry and made him want to be a part of the move to developing sustainable/renewable sources of energy and related infrastructure. Just the passion we seek!

Outside of work, he’s into London (usually with a cup of tea or coffee). An avid traveller, football fan and he enjoy learning new sports and activities – most recently golf and surfing.

cyrus@syzygyconsulting.eu
Graduate
Dafydd Lloyd
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DAFYDD LLOYD

Consultant - Project Management

Dafydd is an Environment Consultant with experience in large-scale housing developments. After completing a BSc in Environmental Science, Dafydd then studies his 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.

dafydd@syzygyconsulting.eu
Consultant - Project Management
David Gilby
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DAVID GILBEY

Grid Consultant

David is working with us to provide additional electrical engineering capacity, offering a depth of knowledge of electricity grid connections and sound technical assistance. With an experience and deep understanding spanning over 40 years right across the energy sector. David assist clients and supports end users in obtaining well-engineered, ethically sourced, and cost-effective energy solutions and connections. His experience ranges from connecting EV Charging Point connections, large Heat pumps and battery storage solutions to the grid for large industrial and commercial clients.

With the opening of the Energy Connections Market, David works not just with the established DNO’s but also Independent Connection Providers (ICP’s) and Independent Distribution Network Operators (IDNOs) realising significant reductions in grid connection costs and time frames.

When we asked David what his interests were out of work,…’Family, beer and biking on my Bonneville. In that order!’ he said.

david@syzygyconsulting.eu
Grid Consultant
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DEVANJAN CHAKRABORTY
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DEVANJAN CHAKRABORTY

Associate Director

Dev is a highly qualified member of the Syzygy Project Management Team, offering clients the benefit of more than 15 years’ experience of Global Project Management. He is responsible for developing, implementing, monitoring, and controlling our clients’ portfolios, to ensure their projects are delivered successfully across Europe. He is instrumental in training Syzygy’s next generation of project managers on the execution of highly complex projects.

Dev hails from India and is PMP, Prince2 and a Lean 6 Sigma Black Belt certified professional with a 1st in Instrumentation & Control Engineering. He is also a Post Grad in Executive Management. He has worked on a range of projects across EMEA & SEA, including utility-scale renewable energy, electrification, instrumentation, automation, and cyber security.

Dev enjoys exploring London with his wife and daughter and is a keen badminton player.

devanjan@syzygyconsulting.eu
Associate Director
Ellie Lockhart Graduate
ELLIE LOCKHART
Ellie Lockhart Graduate

ELLIE LOCKHART

Graduate

Ellie graduated from Newcastle University with a 2:1 in Geography. Her research gave her a solid grounding in sustainable behaviour principles, and has informed her extensive data analysis skills, to the benefit of Syzygy’s clients. 

Since she joined us, Ellie has worked on a variety of projects with some of our largest clients such as abrdn, Nuveen and BMO REP. Her passion, which she brings to her work for clients, lies in aiding our global transition to more sustainable means of energy consumption.

In addition to her technical role, Ellie is also a key player in our Social Committee and part of the CSR team.

Ellie enjoys an active life, horse riding and skiing, as well as regular trips to the gym. She loves to travel and enjoys learning about other cultures and their unique environmental concerns.

ellie@syzygyconsuling.eu
Graduate
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HENRY CODY
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HENRY CODY

Assistant PM - Project Management

Henry is an Assistant Project Manager. He works closely with occupiers, supporting them on their portfolio reviews and feasibility studies for renewable energy projects as well as delivering projects. Internally, he helps with the onboarding process for new members of our team.

Henry graduated from the University of Reading with a 2:1 in Human and Physical Geography. This sparked his passion for global environmental issues and an interest in work that supports decarbonisation. His dissertation explored the social and economic factors around sustainable production within the fashion industry.

Outside of work Henry enjoys exploring the South Downs by bike or on foot with his dogs. He is a keen supporter of Liverpool FC and has set up our Syzygy six-a-side football team, which plays every Wednesday.

henry@syzygyconsulting.eu
Assistant PM - Project Management
James Foster Graduate
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JAMES FOSTER

Graduate

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.

James is another of our enthusiastic graduates, bringing to Syzygy an interest and experience in demand side energy management from his time as an energy consultant at Matrica. There 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.

Nicknamed ‘Foz’, James graduated with a 1st in Mechanical Engineering (MEng) from the University of Bristol where he focussed on renewable power generation technologies in his master year. At Syzygy he undertakes modelling for bespoke strategic projects and is working on solar farm models, addressing the bid process for forthcoming projects.

In his free time James is a fan of rugby and football, but is a keen cricketer, as well as a regular member of the crowd at the Oval.

james@syzygyconsulting.eu
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JAMES STAMMERS
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JAMES STAMMERS

Head of Development (UK & Europe)

James has overall responsibility for the delivery of our projects across the UK and Europe. He brings more than 20 years’ experience working on major public and private sector capital projects and programmes.  He is passionate about developing high-performing, collaborative teams to drive project delivery.

James has worked on complex real-estate and infrastructure projects, taking responsibility for the full project lifecycle. He leads our team to deliver projects from feasibility stage, through planning and grid connections, to delivery and completion.

Having completed a degree in Geography & Applied Environment Science, James began his career managing community-led regeneration projects with local authorities and UK regional development agencies. He became a director with the global real estate consultancy Turner & Townsend and prior to joining Syzygy, set up and led a new project management division at UK based consultancy, Bristow Consulting.

Outside of work, James enjoys spending time with his young family as well as travelling.

james.stammers@syzygyconsulting.eu
Head of Development (UK & Europe)
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JASON BLANCHARD
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JASON BLANCHARD

Senior Consultant - Asset Management

Jason has extensive experience in renewable energy, both in operations and system design, which is a huge benefit to Syzygy’s clients exploring the renewable energy potential of their portfolios.

Jason graduated with a Masters in Renewable Energy Engineering from the University of Exeter and remains committed to the community energy movement, volunteering in his spare time as a technical director for South East London Community Energy (SELCE).  Before joining our Asset Management Team, he worked in the community-owned renewable energy sector, acting as the technical lead for 45 MWp of operational solar farms around the UK. He was also a technical consultant across a range of renewable energy technologies including solar PV, heat pumps, battery storage and EV charging.

Jason adores Cornwall and makes regular trips there, as well as visiting National Trust properties. He loves playing football and is a Chelsea FC fan.

jason@syzygyconsulting.eu
Senior Consultant - Asset Management
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JOEL AWUAH
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JOEL AWUAH

Graduate

Joel brings innovative thinking for clients considering future-facing solutions to renewable energy challenges. He is already working on ground-breaking projects.

He gained a 2:1 in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Liverpool in 2021 and secured an internship with Tullow Oil in the Information Systems Department. There he wrote a report on the future of robotics in the oil and gas industry and spent time researching the different apps that could help employees reduce their carbon footprint.

Outside of work, Joel enjoys watching MMA and kickboxing and has begun training in boxing and Muay Thai and is a keen member of the Syzygy footie team!

joel@syzygyconsulting.eu
Graduate
JORGE STEVENSON

JORGE STEVENSON

Graduate

Jorge studied Mathematics, Statistics and Business at LSE, and has long held a strong passion for environmentalism. He was involved reviewing the socially responsible investment policy for LSE’s endowment fund and helped to incorporate sustainability within all their courses.

He spent time with us in the summer of 2021 an intern, researching the EV market and analysing excel data to generate forecasts of energy usage. We were so impressed with his work, we snapped him up him before he’d finished his degree. He’s currently focusing on data migration for our new software pvlab and will then be learning the ropes from Rob Nicholson in the project delivery team.

He’s sporty is Jorge, so will be fully immersed in our Syzygy sporting activities in no time!

jorge@syzygyconsuling.eu
Graduate
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JULIANN CANTY
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JULIANN CANTY

Associate Director

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!

juliann@syzygyconsulting.eu
Associate Director
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LISA MCDONALD

HR Business Partner

Lisa is an experienced HR/Recruitment Business Partner working most of her career either in-house or in an RPO setting. She has experience recruiting roles of all levels within various industries and has recruited throughout the UK, Europe, and the APAC region.

As well as recruiting Lisa is a great HR practitioner and is qualified to CIPD level 5. She prides herself on being a true business partner and loves helping organisations reach their goals through the hiring, onboarding and retention of great employees.

From the Midlands but having also lived for a number of years in Australia, in her spare time she loves to travel and spend time with her young family.

If you’d like a new challenge, want to join a fantastic team and leave a lasting positive legacy, get in touch at careers@syzygyconsulting.eu

lisa@syzygyconsuling.eu
HR Business Partner
MARK TIDMARSH

MARK TIDMARSH

Head of Account Management

Mark is a highly accomplished customer experience practitioner, having worked to deliver customer-centric improvements in a variety of high-profile companies for nearly 30 years.

He has developed user-designed programs that transform customer experience with the likes of Microsoft, the UK government’s Department of Health and Social Care, Orange Business Services, France Telecom, Equant, GB Group and Citigroup. He brings this expertise to Syzygy, where he will manage our client experience to support projects that aim to deliver local and global sustainability gains.

Mark was born in Sydney, raised in Bristol and gained a Mechanical Engineering Degree from Manchester Metropolitan University. He lives in Yorkshire with a family of three children, a cat and dog. He enjoys taking part in charity endurance events, as well as cycling, rugby and rowing.

mark@syzygyconsulting.eu
Head of Account Management
Megan Ansell
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MEGAN ATKINS

Consultant - Project Management

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.

Megan worked in our Asset Management team on joining and recently moved across to Project Management to work on fantastic projects for our client GLP across the UK and Netherlands.

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 be on the Social Committee at Syzygy as well as playing a key role in the CSR team.

megan@syzygyconsulting.eu
Consultant - Project Management
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MIKE EPPS
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MIKE EPPS

Senior Consultant - Project Management

Mike is a Senior Consultant, Client Partner and the Occupier Engagement Lead within the Project Management team, supporting Syzygy’s work to help clients decarbonise their portfolios with innovative thinking and solutions.

After a gap year spent travelling, Mike went to Kingston Upon-Thames University and Loughborough University to gain his degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has eight years’ experience within the aerospace industry, working in Procurement, Systems Engineering and Mechanical Architecture, providing a balance of commercial and technical knowledge. He was recently elected as an Incorporated Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Outside of work Mike enjoys sports and has a working cocker spaniel that keeps him and his wife busy. He is a keen cook and a season ticket holder for Spurs!

mike@syzygyconsulting.eu
Senior Consultant - Project Management
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OSEI AKOTO
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OSEI AKOTO

Assistant Project Manager

Osei joined Syzygy to focus on the production of feasibility studies for new and existing clients. He makes recommendations for how we can work to improve clients’ energy efficiencies, so their buildings can achieve net zero targets.

After gaining an MEng degree in Chemical Engineering from Newcastle University, Osei moved to Ghana to explore his heritage. There he was employed as an Asset Integrity Engineer for Eni, within the fast-paced West African petroleum industry. He gained experience on the use of predictive maintenance schedules to extend asset lifetimes, while ensuring optimal performance and the safeguarding of workers and the environment. During his downtime Osei loved exploring Ghana’s forests and blissful beaches.

Here in the UK, Osei enjoys tennis and is a keen photographer.

osei@syzygyconsulting.eu
Assistant Project Manager
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PADDY GIFFORD
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PADDY GIFFORD

Senior Consultant

Paddy is a mechanical engineer with experience of technically challenging projects in the built environment, he has led on projects to identify and assess site-wide decarbonisation initiatives on major industrial assets and managed the design and installation of numerous large PV Solar developments across the country. Outside of project management activities, Paddy acts as the client partner to Syzygy’s oldest client, abrdn, helping guide its carbon reduction ambitions across a range of fund portfolios and asset classes.

Paddy has a BEng in Mechanical Engineering and an MSc in Sustainable Energy.  Before joining Syzygy, he spent four years honing his engineering consultancy experience working at Hoare Lea LLP where he helped design cutting-edge laboratories for the world’s top universities and research facilities.

Paddy is an enthusiastic rugby player and also enjoys sailing. He is a handy carpenter, producing bespoke furniture for friends and family, as well as secretary to the head of wellbeing, Bramble. Within this role, Paddy helps organise regular team meetings in the park and acts as lead chauffeur for the daily commute.

paddy@syzygyconsulting.eu
Senior Consultant
Pippa Faithfull Marketing Manager
PIPPA FAITHFULL
Pippa Faithfull Marketing Manager

PIPPA FAITHFULL

Marketing Manager

Pippa manages the ever-evolving marketing function at Syzygy, including producing content for clients that showcases their renewable assets to potential investors and stakeholders. She handles Syzygy’s branding, website, social media accounts, production of films and branded content for us to highlight our work to prospective clients.

Pippa’s background lies in BTL & Experiential Marketing, and she has worked in-house and agency-side across a range of sectors including energy, technology, automotive, luxury, beauty, retail & NGOs.

At home she is a busy mum to a lively nine-year-old and loves to escape for a few hours gardening when she can.

pippa@syzygyconsulting.eu
Marketing Manager
Richard Palmer
RICHARD PALMER
Richard Palmer

RICHARD PALMER

Associate Director

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

Richard is a chartered surveyor. He is chair of the Electricity Storage Network’s (ESN) Markets and Revenues working group, and has held senior commercial energy roles involving procurement, demand forecasting, hedging and trading strategies, renewable generation and retail tariff pricing, product development and risk management. He has experience project managing embedded and directly connected low carbon projects.

Richard enjoys spending time with his young family (and spends most weekends as a caddy to his son on a golf course!), going for an early morning run and occasionally driving his Fordson Major.

richard@syzygyconsulting.eu
Associate Director
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ROB NICHOLSON
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ROB NICHOLSON

Senior Consultant

Rob joined is a Senior Consultant in our Project Management Team. He works with our clients across Europe on a range of Solar PV projects, as well as EV projects in the UK. He is Account Manager for Logicor, which has assets all over Europe.

He has 11 years’ experience in the Defence Industry but was keen to make the transition from defence to renewables and clean energy, playing his part in the fight against climate change.

With an engineering background, and an MEng in Aerospace Engineering, he has worked on system performance modelling, mechanical architecture and sub-system delivery activities.

Rob is a keen gym-goer and a key player in the Syzygy Football Team.

rob@syzygyconsulting.eu
Senior Consultant
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SAM BARTLETT
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SAM BARTLETT

Consultant

Sam offers Syzygy clients the benefit of his experience delivering energy efficient laboratories at the forefront of life sciences and clean energy research.

Sam holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and is highly motivated to use his skills to help us and our clients tackle climate change challenges within the construction industry. He chose a career in engineering because he believes that the way to make green solutions ubiquitous is for them to be commercially viable, chiming perfectly with the ethos.

In his leisure time, Sam captains a highly successful mixed netball team. He enjoys running and plays touch rugby on weekends. He is especially interested in rewilding processes and ecological regeneration.

sam@syzygyconsulting.eu
Consultant
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STEVE CORCORAN
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STEVE CORCORAN

Accounts & Book Keeping

Steve is responsible for our accounts and book keeping – a critical role overseeing the financial health of our company as we grow exponentially.

He’s an experienced, hands on FCCA accounting professional and passionate about working with business owners, putting finance on the front foot to help them achieve success.

accounts@syzygyconsuling.eu
Accounts & Book Keeping
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TOBY HALLIFAX
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TOBY HALLIFAX

Consultant - Asset Management

Toby is a Mechanical Engineer and Account Manager for a portfolio of solar PV assets, developing and cementing relationships between client and contractor. He is passionate about improving how clients and wider society use renewable energy, making it a commercially irresistible proposition and enabling technological progression.

He was also involved in testing, developing and enhancing our pvlab technology platform, ensuring portfolios can be added and deliver meaningful insights that in turn increase client revenue. Toby studied Mechanical Engineering at Loughborough and gained a 1st Class MSc in Engineering with Finance at UCL.

Away from the office Toby is a football fan and a foodie, enjoying finding great restaurants and loving to cook himself.

toby@syzygyconsulting.eu
Consultant - Asset Management
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VISHNU PADMAKUMARY
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VISHNU PADMAKUMARY

Technical Asset Manager

Vishnu holds the important role of Technical Asset Manager at Syzygy and his focus is proactive management of and improving the performance of of Syzygy’s rapidly expanding portfolio of managed assets. He is also responsible for identifying, evaluating and solving any technical issues as well developing new systems and processes within the Asset Management services we offer. He holds a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) in India and brings 12 years of renewable energy industry experience.

Previous employers include Statkraft AS, Engie Solar, and Schneider Electric where he managed assets with a combined capacity exceeding 500 MW. His strengths lie in the technical analysis of renewable energy plants and maximising performance assets and has experience establishing remote monitoring of numerous portfolios. He has strong project management and construction management skills and is certified in Solar Financial Model Analysis and Leadership Foundation certifications. A total asset to the team!

He has recently moved to London with his daughter and wife and are still exploring the city. During his free time, he loves to cook and enjoys playing cricket! Howzat?!

vishnu@syzygyconsulting.eu
Technical Asset Manager
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WE ARE HIRING!

Working at Syzygy.

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

Syzygy and our continued success is all about the people we have in the team.  If you feel you can be a positive addition to our team then call us today on +44 (0) 203 964 2830 or email us with a covering letter and your CV at careers@syzygyconsulting.eu

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