Meet The Whole Team

Andrew helped to start and lead a software and data company serving the US health-care industry. Before that he was a Principle at BCG advising in distributed energy business models and acquisitions in the UK and US. He has a Masters in Aerospace Engineering from MIT and a PhD in Physics from Oxford University.

Dr Andrew Luers

Co-founder, CEO

Phil previously served as the Head of Commercial at Calon Energy, optimising a 2GW thermal portfolio. Before that he was Head of Energy Market & Credit Risk at EDF Energy and Portfolio Analysis at EON. He has Economics degrees from Manchester (MSc) and Nottingham (BSc).

Phil Robinson

Co-founder, Director

Ben has deep experience in the economics and investment case for battery storage and flexible assets. He previously founded the consulting arm of Aurora Energy Research where he advised battery developers and investors on forecasting and strategy and developed the flexible and distributed energy service line. Ben has also held roles as a director at Centrica Energy, and energy consultant at McKinsey in London. He has a PhD in Economics from Oxford University.

Dr Ben Irons

Co-founder, Director

Greg joined Habitat Energy to launch our Australian and New Zealand office in January 2020. Greg was previously and Executive General Manager of ENGIE Australia overseeing strategy development, mergers and acquisitions, business development and trading activities. Prior to his work in Australia, he spent nearly six years in the United Kingdom as Energy Trading Manager of ENGIE portfolio. He has an MBA from Melbourne University.

Greg Billman

Managing Director, Australia

Dave advises the Habitat team and clients on battery degradation management. He is an Associate Professor in Engineering Science at Oxford University, leading a battery research group with a focus on degradation modelling. He has an engineering degree from Cambridge and PhD from Imperial College.

Dr Dave Howey

Battery Technology Advisor

Ralph leads Habitat's Business Development activities, introducing our clients to the services Habitat can offer and supporting the contracting process. Prior to joining Habitat, Ralph was Senior PPA Business Development Manager at Reactive Technologies. Ralph also has 12 years of experience at EDF Energy in a variety of roles covering origination, pricing, risk management and financial reporting. Ralph has an MSci in Astrophysics from University College London.

Ralph Johnson

Head of Business Development

Grace leads Habitat's finance function. She began her career in infrastructure & utilities M&A before leaving to work for a smaller company in the renewable energy industry. Grace was previously Finance Director at Green Hedge Energy, a battery storage developer. She has a first in Geography from the University of Oxford (MA).

Grace Toms

Finance Director

Keano oversees our data science, software and technical teams. He has more than 10 years' leadership experience in the tech industry leading multidisciplinary teams, designing and building complex technical architectures. Keano was most recently Software Director at Pod Point (Electric Vehicle Chargers) prior to its acquisition by EDF.

Keano Lane

Technical Director

Lois is responsible for helping the Habitat team to thrive, overseeing our team, culture and business operations. Lois started her career in management consulting, before moving back to Oxford to work with start-ups in energy and fintech. She has a BA from Warwick University.

Lois Stamps

Director of People and Business Operations

Eoin has joined Habitat to lead our expansion into the US, and later to additional markets. Eoin brings with him a wealth of experience in algorithmic trading, gained through his roles as Head of Trading at Naturgy Ireland and Head of Algorithmic Trading at Geneva Trading. Eoin holds an MSc in High Performance Computing from Trinity College, Dublin.

Eoin Mooney

New Markets Director

Eleonora oversees our trading operations. She brings deep knowledge of the UK day-ahead and intraday markets, as well as the balancing mechanism, gained from 3 years as a power trader in Neas Energy. Eleonora studied engineering at the University of Padova, Italy, and has a masters from Aalborg University, Denmark.

Eleonora Pilla

Head of Trading Development

Chris is an asset optimiser in the Habitat Energy team, while also supporting origination and business development activities in the UK. Prior to Habitat Chris was a UK power trader at Centrica covering asset optimisation, intraday and balancing mechanism strategy as well as proprietary trading. He has degrees from Imperial College and Oxford Brookes, as well as an MSc in Energy Management from University of Strathclyde Business School.

Chris McLeod

Head of Trading

Josie works on asset optimisation and trading as well as assisting on new business development. Josie has a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Politics from the University of Sheffield.

Josie Massara

Senior Trader

Darion is an experienced gas and power trader with experience spanning physical, financial and derivatives markets, P+L responsibility, portfolio risk management, and route-to-market product development. He has also been involved in new market entry, trading desk set-up and book structure design. He holds degrees in Chemical Engineering and Renewable Energy Engineering and is a Certified Financial Technician.

Darion Turner

Senior Trader

Kyle joins the Habitat Energy team from the B2B Supplier Yu Energy where he worked as a trading analyst, managing the day-ahead and intraday power and gas positions. Kyle has a Masters Degree in Mathematics from the University of Nottingham.

Kyle Widnall

Junior Trader

Aaron leads on risk management and reporting for our operational asset portfolio, as well as policy and regulation and financial analysis. Before joining Habitat Aaron worked for renewables companies including Opus Energy, FIM Services, and startup Renewablee. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Financial Economics with first class honours from the University of Coventry.

Aaron Polley

Risk Manager

Duncan is the lead data scientist for Habitat Energy, developing machine learning algorithms for battery dispatch and optimization in both the UK and Australia. Previously, Duncan worked as post-doctoral researcher, and holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Oxford.

Dr Duncan Fraser

Head of Data Science

Jonny is a machine learning expert, helping to build our forecasting and optimisation tools for the Australian version of our PowerIQ platform. He has a PhD and MEng degree from Oxford University.

Dr Jonny Downing

Data Scientist

Thomas is a data scientist at Habitat Energy, developing optimisation and forecasting algorithms for our PowerIQ trading platform. Before joining Habitat, Thomas worked within the Carnot network on research partnerships. He has a PhD in Applied Mathematics from University College London.

Dr Thomas Boiveau

Data Scientist

Neil has been a developer for 10 years, most recently as the lead developer at the Institute for Environmental Analytics. Neil has an Mphys in Physics from Warwick and PhD from the Open University.

Dr Neil Parley

Head of Software Engineering

Philip is a software engineer with 12 years experience across a range of industries including retail, pharmaceuticals and energy. He has a degree in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from the university of Birmingham.

Philip Couling

Software Engineer

Rene is the cloud platform engineer at Habitat Energy. Rene has worked as an IT management consultant for over 20 years in banking, telecoms & defence industries and has a great passion for cloud computing technology. He is also an AWS certified solutions architect.

Rene Goodchild

Cloud Engineer

Chloe is a Frontend software developer for Habitat Energy, building out the customer and trader interfaces with our PowerIQ algorithmic trading platform. She has BSc in Anthropology from UCL.

Chloe Ho

Full Stack Developer

Liza is a project and product manager for Habitat Energy, responsible for on-boarding battery assets to our platform, developing new products and managing the Energy Superhub Oxford project. Before Habitat, Liza worked as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, and as the Head of Vietnam / the Philippines for Alter Global, a venture capital firm. Liza has a Bachelor's Degree in History from Yale University.

Liza Lebedev

Product Manager

Wilson is a Business Analyst for Habitat Energy, supporting business development and our client advisory services. Prior to joining Habitat, Wilson worked in the US in congressional politics and for Modern Energy, a clean energy holding company. He has an MSc in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford and a BA in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Wilson Sink

Business Development Lead

Suseen joins Habitat Energy's Australian office to support data science, business analysis and business development. Suseen has a Masters in data analytics from Melbourne Business School and and Masters in engineering from the University of Adelaide.

Suseen Babu

Business Analyst, Australia

Bee Cheng is responsible for financial and bookkeeping processes at Habitat Energy. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Accounting and Finance and a Postgraduate in Tourism: Environment and Development both from Oxford Brookes University.

Bee-Cheng Khoo

Accounts Manager

Rowan is part of the Habitat team in Melbourne, Australia in the role of Energy Trader. Rowan is responsible for monitoring and optimising physical and financial trading positions for our Australian clients.

Rowan Gaze

Energy Trader, Australia

As a Data Scientist at Habitat, Michael is responsible for helping to develop our forecasting and optimisation tools for the UK and Australian versions of our PowerIQ platform. Michael has a DPhil in Statistics from the University of Oxford.

Michael Golden

Data Scientist

Tim completed his MSC with King’s College London in Artificial Intelligence, before joining Habitat as ML Engineer. Tim is responsible for managing the deployment of our models in live environments and developing our data architecture.

Tim Heller

ML Engineer

Qayyim joins Habitat from Centrica, where he worked as part of the energy trading and asset optimisation team. Qayyim has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde.

Qayyim Khan

Junior Trader