Our People

Our talented & experienced team delivers amazing results

Our people are the bedrock of our business and their professional integrity keeps our customers happy and business growing. Sure our people like a laugh – balance between work and play is vital, but the business is built on firm foundations. We were voted ‘Best Place to Work’ in the UK on the highly-respected Glassdoor. While we invest in our people with industry-leading training and development.

Fokhrul Islam

CEO

Geoff Moses

Global Operations Executive

Leah Barrett

Global Operations Director

Andrew Laird

UK Sales Director

Chris Baty

Group Finance Director

Scott High

Global People Director

Paul Barrett

Director of Customer Service

Martin Nicholson

Global Head of Business Development

Michael Tansey

UK Operations Director

Lynne Smith

Group Finance Manager

Matthew Koziol

Operations Director, France

Crystal Cameron

Operations Director, US

Umesh Deenadayalan

Director of Technology

Asif Ahmed

Global Executive

Kevin Anderson

Global Head of Legal

Kelly Convery

Global HR Manager

David Bootle

Head of Corporate Marketing

Stacey Robson

Global Head of People

Amy Jukes

Administration Manager

Jeremy Seront

Team and Project Manager, France

Jim Parsons

Senior Account Manager, US

Jamilla Johnson

Administration Manager, US

Emma Steele

Sales Approval Team Leader

Fokhrul Islam

CEO

Fokhrul Islam. CEO, is a leader who delivers outstanding results and inspires his team to achieve the very highest standards.

Self-confident, organised, highly driven, energetic and resourceful, he has achieved incremental growth with his business Global Procurement Group, developing its presence across three continents, providing focused, entrepreneurial and innovative leadership. GPG employs 550 people across the globe with growth projected for 750 and 1,250 respectively over the next two years. GPG achieved compound annual growth over the last four years of 148%. Its revenues reached £29m for the year ended 2018; and are on track for a projected £44m for 2019 and £62m in 2020. This year, Fu (to his colleagues) is a finalist in several national entrepreneurial awards – the EY ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ and also the NatWest ‘Scale-Up Entrepreneur of the Year’.

Geoff Moses

Global Operations Executive

Geoff Moses, Global Operations Executive, is a results oriented professional business leader with a strong background in selling into emerging markets. With over 19 years of experience gained in sales he has 15 years in senior management roles with a proven track record in: Strategic management and development of significant multi-million-pound business in several diverse market sectors including energy trading, energy procurement, renewable energy technologies, SMART and real-time energy monitoring systems, cloud based technologies and energy bureau solutions. He is involved in the development and implementation of complex, sales management operational processes with key focus on drivers for success and performance measurement.

Leah Barrett

Global Operations Director

After joining Northern Gas and Power in 2016 as a Sales Team Manager, Leah quickly proved herself as a driven and capable leader. She was promoted to the role of Service Operations Director in 2017 where she quickly established an award winning compliance process and demonstrated leadership and dynamism whilst overseeing the Service and Operations Department. Securing Platinum Accreditation from supplier partners and industry wide recognition, including being highly commended nationally at the Energy Efficiency Awards 2018 for Quality Management, Compliance & Training, Leah quickly demonstrated positive impact at a strategic level.

The Global Procurement Group are now proud to appoint Leah Barrett as our Global Operations Director. With a unique blend of entrepreneurial flair, business acumen and a dynamic approach to all elements of the energy industry, Leah will now drive performance, innovation and standards across our European, Asian and American operations.

Andrew Laird

UK Sales Director

Andrew Laird is Northern Gas and Power’s UK Sales Director, with over 10 years experience in the energy sector, he brings a wealth of knowledge of the global business utilities market to NGP.

Providing strategic direction on business vision and planning. He works with both the senior directors of the business and the Board to deliver input on the technology roadmap that the business is taking to drive key future growth.

He has operated at a high level in the energy industry for the past decade having worked for PLCs and helped grow start-ups into multi-million business operations. Building his knowledge in this time he has developed a strong network of relationships with stakeholders, customers and suppliers internationally and ensures the extremely high quality standards of service levels are maintained throughout all of NGP’s international operations.

Chris Baty

Group Finance Director

Chris Baty, Group Finance Director, is an experienced Chartered Accountant who qualified with PWC over 20 years ago. Since 2001, Chris has been the Group Finance Director of a number of high growth, award winning, international businesses all with technology assets.

Chris joined NGP in Jan 2017 and has overseen the company growing its turnover from under £10m to over £30m resulting in multiple business scale up award nominations including the ‘Scale-Up’ category in the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards.

Scott High

Global People Director

Scott High, Global People Director, is responsible for the colleague life-cycle, including Employer Brand, Recruitment, HR, Learning & Development, Employee Engagement, Internal Communications and Health & Safety. He is an integral part of the senior director level team inputting daily in the direction of the business.

He has years of experience in the  people engagement and talent acquisition space and is an accomplished leader who has a collaborative work ethic driving his teams forward to achieve excellence at all levels.

Paul Barrett

Director of Customer Service

Paul Barrett is the Director of Customer Service at Northern Gas and Power. With a career spanning 23 years, Paul has operated at a strategic level performing senior management roles across the public, private and third sectors. Paul possesses a track record of exceptional achievement in performance management and customer service, having operated across the globe to deliver the highest level of customer service within the police service, locally based charities and within international corporations. He recently joined Northern Gas and Power and quickly developed a Customer Service Department, which blends market leading energy management solutions with an exceptional and experienced team.

Martin Nicholson

Global Head of Business Development

Martin Nicholson is the group’s Global Head of Business Development and has been in this role for four years. He is a consummate leader with vision to tackle challenges whether they are software, R&D or strategic planning. He offers strategic insight at a senior level into exploiting new sectors and markets. He helps build customer relationships and supports on web developing and content with particularly focus on new technology and secure data storage.

Michael Tansey

UK Operations Director

Michael Tansey is the UK Operations Director and manages our team of B2B account managers and energy procurement professionals. Michael is a highly capable and experienced senior manager with extensive experience in the energy sector.  His role primarily focuses on the day to day management of cellular level sales process and account manager development, in line with Northern Gas and Power’s corporate KPIs.  Michael’s vast sector knowledge provides him with the a high level of insight in his responsibility as a key decision maker for corporate commodity purchasing for our clients.  He joined NGP in early 2015.

Lynne Smith

Group Finance Manager

Lynne Smith is the Group Finance Manager, overseeing the day-to-day financial management of the business. Reporting to the Financial Director, she manages the control frameworks within the finance department and the collation of key financial data. In her three years with NGP, she has ensured key KPI’s are delivered in a timely manner to the Group Finance Director and the CEO. She supports the preparation of the monthly management accounts, annual financial statements, manages the budgeting and forecasting process, staff payroll, customer and supplier invoices and cash flow requirements.

Matthew Koziol

Operations Director, France

Matthew Koziol is our French Operations Director, with over six years’ experience in the energy sector. Having previously worked for a PLC, he uses his extensive knowledge of the French and British markets to help develop and provide structure to the team’s interaction with the French energy market. His key skills include nurturing supplier relationships and identifying new market streams.

Crystal Cameron

Operations Director, US

Crystal Cameron is our US Operations Director, based in the US office in Texas and has 12 years’ industry experience from sales to operations. She brings knowledge from working with consultancy firms to energy suppliers all across America, as well as developing key relationships with some of the top suppliers, including Engie. Her role involves recruiting some of our key sales people. Combining many years of experience, she has established channel/supplier partnerships, managing finances, negotiating operational costs, payroll, invoicing, HR duties, recruitment, creating policies and procedures to greatly support the growth of the US operation.

Umesh Deenadayalan

Director of Technology

Umesh Deenadayalan leads the business process to technology adoption that fuels Global Procurement Groups digital agenda. A key part of the Energy Lab, based in India, he has a Masters in E-Technology for Business from the University of Sunderland, in the UK, and specialises in transforming business requirements into robust solution architectures. He has over 10 years’ experience leading high-potential matrix teams across software design and embedded systems development.

Asif Ahmed

Global Executive

Asif Ahmed is one of the longest serving people at Northern Gas and Power. During his varied career he has worked his way through diligent hard work to now oversee all the daily tasks required to help run the Global Operations in every department across the entire group. Working closely with all Directors and the Management Team, his 15+ years of sales and customer care experience has been used to recruit, secure supplier relationships and embed stringent policies to fulfil the objective of the growth of the operation, to one now spanning three continents.

Kevin Anderson

Global Head of Legal

Kevin Anderson has been a commercial and dispute resolution solicitor for circa 20 years and has a wealth of experience at helping to ensure that our business runs smoothly. He ensures our commercial contracts are fair and reasonable for all concerned. His experience is deep and this enables him to manage queries professionally and effectively to ensure they are resolved before the prospect of a dispute arises. He manages a small team of legal experts and oversees the implementation of training and development, ensuring his team and the wider global businesses are fully up to date with all of the legislation and laws that apply to our sector.

Kelly Convery

Global HR Manager

Kelly Convery, as Global HR Manager, Kelly is responsible for people attrition and supporting performance across the HR function. Streamlining processes and improving engagement with NGP’s people is integral to her role. Her flair has enabled her to support the move away from admin based functions to making HR more flexible and responsive to the operations needs and a staff force of 500.  She is instrumental in implementing and overseeing on-going recruitment strategies, retaining key players and managing their well-being. She has recently been awarded Forward Ladies – Yorkshire, North East & Scotland’s ‘Emerging Leader’ and has also been nominated for the Forward Ladies – National & Summit ‘Emerging Leader’.

David Bootle

Head of Corporate Marketing

David Bootle is the Global Head of Corporate Marketing and with roughly 20 years’ experience. Formerly both a regional and national journalist, he now leads corporate marketing with extensive experience of international marketing and an equally extensive network of media, broadcast and advertising contacts. By developing a content strategy he has helped to position the company as an innovator and thought-leader in the international utilities sector.  He builds lasting relationships which provide positive brand profile with trade and international media, Chambers of Commerce and the CBI to name a couple. 

Stacey Robson

Global Head of People

As Global Head of People, Stacey brings 14 years of sales experience to the operation, spending half that specifically focused on the energy sector. Since joining earlier in 2019, her main area of focus has been to review the current on-boarding process and on-going training and support given to our people, to ensure on-going improvement of performance through coaching and development.

Stacey has built up an enviable depth of experience in energy procurement with a wealth of knowledge in the energy sector and wider global utilities industry. This has included outbound calling, coaching consultants to strengthen their performance, rolling out new products/services, running operations both digitally and internationally as well as developing systems and processes that enable business growth and improved profitability.

Amy Jukes

Administration Manager

Amy Jukes joined Northern Gas and Power in March 2015 as the Administration Manager. With over 10 years’ experience in the energy industry, Amy has successfully developed our Admin Department into one of the best in the industry.

After four years successfully managing and developing our Administration Department, Amy was selected to head up and develop the new Point of Sale Team, which gives our Account Managers direct access to her and her teams’ vast knowledge of the energy industry. This role plays a vital link between the sales consultants and the services team, ensuring robustness of sales and that our rigorous compliance standards are constantly met.

 

Jeremy Seront

Team and Project Manager, France

Jeremy Seront, Team and Project Manager, has built up four years of experience in the global energy sector. Managing teams of consultants in the UK and France for 2 years, he adds to the calibre of the French teams. He has helped identify and create new relationships with the French supplier networks and is also heavily involved in developing new services and technologies for the French market.

Jim Parsons

Senior Account Manager, US

Jim Parsons is a Sr. Account Manager at NGP Americas. Over 17 years in the telecom industry he has developed experience through account management responsibility for Fortune 500 companies such as Pepsico, Dr. Pepper, JC Penny and Toyota becoming the lead Senior Business Development Manager. Jim brings a vast wealth of knowledge and expertise in sales, marketing and business development, and has developed new customer relationships to help grow the US business in his three years in the role with  NGP Americas.

Jamilla Johnson

Administration Manager, US

Jamilla Johnson is the Administration Manager at NGP Americas. Having built up experience in energy management for 15 years in the real estate world at Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp/Freddie Mac, she now oversees client handling and sales operation in the US operation. Her skills are built around a forensic attention to detail in data entry and pricing models and in her time in real estate, she has built her way up to senior sales specialist managing REO Outsourcers. Her ability to rapidly develop and widen her skills set has enabled her to transition seamlessly into the gas and power industry where she works with various clients and commercial businesses small and large, helping them to find competitive energy tariffs and better manage their utilities strategies.

Emma Steele

Sales Approval Team Leader

Emma Steele, Sales Approval Team Leader, has 10 years’ of energy sector experience.

She has been with Northern Gas and Power over 3 years starting as an Energy Consultant but her dynamism and enthusiasm for achieving the highest levels of customer service led to a role as Team Leader in the services department. She has helped develop the service department by improving the quality of service to customers, suppliers and colleagues across the globe.

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