Who

The Penso Power team comes from career backgrounds in energy, private equity and investment banking.  We are well positioned to optimise all aspects of our projects, de-risking returns to provide certainty for our investors.

Chairman - John Wybrew OBE​

John served as an Executive Director on the boards of British Gas and its successor companies, latterly National Grid.

For 8 years thereafter, he was a non-executive Director of the energy regulator, Ofgem.

John chaired the British Energy Association from 2005 to 2007 and the Foundation for Management Education from 2000 to 2013.

Until 2009, he was Chairman of a government-backed Sector Skills Council for which he was awarded an OBE.

John has taken an active part in the development of new ventures seeking to apply innovative technology to the drive for sustainability and energy conservation. 

CEO - Richard Thwaites

Richard started his career in the M&A department at Morgan Stanley, he has worked in an in-house corporate development role for a FTSE-100 pharmaceutical company, ran the European Consumer and Leisure sector investment banking team at HSBC and latterly was Managing Partner and Head of Energy and Renewables at Emergent Capital Partners. 

Most recently Richard was Chairman at Limejump, a VC-backed digital energy innovator that manages one of the world’s largest portfolios of distributed battery assets through its virtual power plant.  Limejump was sold to Shell in February 2019.

Richard founded Penso Power in 2017.

CFO/COO - Andrew McAleavey​

Andrew has over 20 years experience in a range of finance roles of which the last 10 years have been as CFO and board member.​ Andrew is also a qualified management accountant.

He started his career in the Mergers & Acquisitions department at Morgan Stanley and then worked in an in-house corporate development role for a NYSE listed group.​

He has worked as CFO of a Fidelity International backed healthcare group and Carat Security, a PE backed manufacturing group.  

Andrew has raised growth capital, overseen investment decisions and lead business planning. 

Most recently Andrew was interim CFO of Limejump.

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