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.

photos web 17 2 17
JOHN MACDONALD BROWN
photos web 17 2 17

JOHN MACDONALD BROWN

CEO

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…

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

PETER MASSIE

Chief Operating Officer

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!

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

KIRSTY BERRY

Director of Projects

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!

kirsty@syzygyconsulting.eu
Director of Projects
Diogo Nunes
DIOGO NUNES
Diogo Nunes

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
bart bart
BART SLUSARCZYK
bart bart

BART SLUSARCZYK

Senior Consultant - Project Management

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 - Project Management
syzygy team photos web 1 24
BRAMBLE (Oxon)
syzygy team photos web 1 24

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
Cecile Bousquet
CECILE BOUSQUET
Cecile Bousquet

CECILE BOUSQUET

Senior Consultant - Project Management

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.

cecile@syzygyconsulting.eu
Senior Consultant - Project Management
syzygy team photos web 1 charlie
CHARLIE SINGER
syzygy team photos web 1 charlie

CHARLIE SINGER

Consultant - Project Management

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!

charlie@syzygyconsulting.eu
Consultant - Project Management
syzygy team photos web 1 22
CYRUS TITINA
syzygy team photos web 1 22

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
DAFYDD LLOYD
Dafydd Lloyd

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
syzygy team photos web 1 devanjan
DEVANJAN CHAKRABORTY
syzygy team photos web 1 devanjan

DEVANJAN CHAKRABORTY

Senior Consultant - Project Management

We are thrilled that Dev has joined us at Syzygy, all the way from India. A seasoned Project Manager with 15 years of Global Project Management experience in internationally fast paced environments including Utility-scale renewable energy, electrification, instrumentation, automation and cyber security projects for EMEA & SEA.

Devanjan is PMP, Prince2 and Lean 6 Sigma Black Belt certified professional with 1st in Instrumentation & Control Engineering. He is also a Post Grad in Executive Management. In his previous life, he worked with Emerson, Caterpillar, Siemens, L&T and Holcim-Lafarge and managed EPC, Consulting, Product Development, Source Introduction and Cost improvement projects, programs, and portfolios.

He is a key player in our Project Management team and is responsible for developing, implementing, monitoring, and controlling portfolios to ensure projects are delivered successfully across Europe. He will be instrumental in training, and sharing his knowledge with Syzygy’s next generation PM on the execution of highly complex projects.

Dev is busy getting to know London with his wife and daughter, and no doubt acclimatising to our weather! He is also a keen Badminton player, who might convert Diogo from his love of Tennis?!

devanjan@syzygyconsulting.eu
Senior Consultant - Project Management
Ellie Lockhart Graduate
ELLIE LOCKHART
Ellie Lockhart Graduate

ELLIE LOCKHART

Graduate

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.

ellie@syzygyconsuling.eu
Graduate
Fabrice Mazeau
FABRICE MAZEAU
Fabrice Mazeau

FABRICE MAZEAU

Senior Consultant - Asset Management

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.

fabrice@syzygyconsulting.eu
Senior Consultant - Asset Management
henry cody
HENRY CODY
henry cody

HENRY CODY

Assistant PM - Project Management

Henry is Assistant Project Manager in our busy PM Team and is currently focussed on delivering portfolio reviews and feasibility studies.

Henry graduated from the University of Reading with a 2:1 in Human and Physical Geography – which sparked Henry’s passion for glabal enironmental issues, and decarbonising industry. Henry’s dissertation explored the social and economic factors of sustainable production within the fashion industry.

Trainer obsessed Henry spends many weekends on the South Downs on bike (when it’s sunny) or by foot with his dogs. Failing that, if Liverpool is playing he’ll be stuck into that!

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

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.

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.

‘Foz’ is 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!?

james@syzygyconsulting.eu
Graduate
jason blanchard
JASON BLANCHARD
jason blanchard

JASON BLANCHARD

Senior Consultant - Asset Management

Jason has been passionate about sustainability and renewable energy since a young age and holds a Masters in Renewable Energy Engineering from the University of Exeter.

Prior to joining Syzygy, Jason worked within the community owned renewable energy sector, acting as the technical lead for 45 MWp of operational solar farms across the UK. He also has great experience in syztem design and technical consultancy across a range of renewable energy technologies including solar PV, heat pumps, battery storage and EV charging.

He remains committed to the community energy movement and in his spare time acts as a voluntary technical director for South East London Community Energy (SELCE). 

He makes regular trips back to his beloved Cornwall and enjoys exploring National Trust properties. Jason is also an avid football player and like John M-B is a big Chelsea fan!

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

JOEL AWUAH

Graduate

Joel joined us as a Graduate with another cracking degree. He gained an impressive 2:1 in MEng Mechanical Engineering from the University of Liverpool in 2021 and as part of his degree, Joel managed to secure an Internship with Tullow Oil in the Information Systems Department. There he wrote a report about the future of robotics in the oil and gas industry, and another about different apps that could help employees reduce their carbon footprint – we’re going to be tapping into this!

Since graduating, Joel has had his head down competing for a sought after Graduate role and we’re thrilled we found him – he received glowing references from his previous Internship and is already getting stuck into some exciting projects.

Outside of work, he’s into watching MMA and kickboxing, and I has recently started training in boxing and Muay Thai himself!

joel@syzygyconsulting.eu
Graduate
Juliann Canty
JULIANN CANTY
Juliann Canty

JULIANN CANTY

Senior Consultant - Project Management

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
Senior Consultant - Project Management
Megan Ansell
MEGAN ATKINS
Megan Ansell

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 head up our Social Committee at Syzygy!

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

MIKE EPPS

Senior Consultant - Project Management

Mike is a Senior Consultant within the Project Management team and was recently elected as an Incorporated Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.  He has 8 years experience within the aerospace industry working within Procurement, Systems Engineering and Mechanical Architecture providing a balance of commercial & technical knowledge.

Prior to getting a job, Mike enjoyed a gap year after school interrailing around Europe and backpacking in Australia (with some work along the way to pay for it all). He then attending Kingston Upon-Thames University and Loughborough University to obtain a degree in Mechanical Engineering – as well as a purple belt in Jiu Jitsu!

Mike and his wife have a working cocker spaniel who keeps them extremely busy. However, when the dog is taking a nap, Mike can either be found cooking or watching Spurs play (he is a season ticket holder (COYS!)).

mike@syzygyconsulting.eu
Senior Consultant - Project Management
new starter
NARJ BRIAH
new starter

NARJ BRIAH

EA / Office Manager

Narj 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!

Narj joined us in the Spring of 22, having worked within the construction industry for over 9 years and is happy to have found a position within renewable energy so “I can do my part in preserving our planet!”

Outside work she relishes time with family and friends, and also enjoys swimming and reading.

narj@syzygyconsulting.eu
EA / Office Manager
syzygy team photos web 1 10
PADDY GIFFORD
syzygy team photos web 1 10

PADDY GIFFORD

Senior Consultant - Project Management

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 the office dog Bramble (who’s Head of Well Being)

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

PIPPA FAITHFULL

Marketing Manager

Pippa looks after the ever-evolving marketing function including branding, website, social media accounts, production of films and branded content for us to showcase our work to clients and for them to be able to show off their renewable assets to investors and stakeholders.

With a background in BTL & Experiential Marketing Pippa has worked in-house for and agency side across a range of sectors including Energy, Technology, Automotive, Luxury, Beauty, Retail & NGO’s.

She’s got a rambunctious 9 year old that keeps her more than busy, and loves nothing more than an hour or two of solitary gardening these days!

pippa@syzygyconsulting.eu
Marketing Manager
website photo rasol
RASOL FAQIRI
website photo rasol

RASOL FAQIRI

Graduate

We’re thrilled to have Rasol join us as Graduate. He’s currently supporting the Syzygy EV Charging team, working on evlab and our data analytics.

He gained an MSc in Finance and Management from Cranfield School of Management and a Bachelor in Business Management after attending High School in Kabul and further studying in Malaysia.

He’s a keen cyclist and also an extremely nifty bike technician by all accounts (he has built a few!). We’re also looking forward to our next social Bowling event and having Rasol whoop every single one of us!

rasol@syzygyconsulting.eu
Graduate
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 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.

richard@syzygyconsulting.eu
Associate Director
syzygy team photos web 1 23
SAM BARTLETT
syzygy team photos web 1 23

SAM BARTLETT

Consultant - Project Management

Sam has five years’ experience delivering energy efficient laboratories for clients at the forefront of life sciences and clean energy research. Prior to that, he spent four years studying for a master’s degree in mechanical engineering.

Sam chose engineering to help solve the world’s biggest problem, climate change, and believes that the way to make green solutions ubiquitous is to not only make them commercially viable, but commercially superior. Exactly where Syzygy come in!

Outside of work, he captains a mixed netball team, that has been so successful he can barely make the team! He plays casual Saturday morning touch rugby and enjoys running. He also has an interest in the process of rewilding and ecological regeneration.

sam@syzygyconsulting.eu
Consultant - Project Management
steve corcoran
STEVE CORCORAN
steve corcoran

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
syzygy team photos web 1 toby
TOBY HALLIFAX
syzygy team photos web 1 toby

TOBY HALLIFAX

Consultant - Asset Management

Toby is a Mechanical Engineer with 4 years experience working within energy storage, product development and renewables.

Prior to joining the world of clean energy, Toby studied Mechanical Engineering at Loughborough followed by a 1st Class MSc in Engineering with Finance at UCL.

He is driven by a passion and desire to get stuck in and really change the way society utilises renewable energy, making it a commercially irresistible proposition and enabling technological progression – so a perfect fit for Syzygy!

Outside of work, Toby loves to cook and will probably be obsessing over the next best place to eat, or watching the football!

toby@syzygyconsulting.eu
Consultant - Asset Management
photos web 19
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) 203 697 6488 or email us with a covering letter and your CV at careers@syzygyconsulting.eu

Scroll to Top