While continuing to expand its project pipeline, Cambridge Power has also evolved into a fully integrated developer, which constructs and operates a growing portfolio of utility-scale energy storage and renewable generation assets.
To support our growth and position ourselves at the forefront of the UK energy transition, we have established partnerships with leaders in their respective fields.
Partnerships are also key to success of the development side of our business. We pride ourselves on establishing relationships with landowners that seek to maximise income from their land and support the UK’s Net Zero ambitions, where supplies of clean power are expected to increase, underpinned by e-mobility and low carbon heating demand.
We are working industry leading optimisation teams to manage our growing energy storage renewable generation asset portfolio. These companies combine machine learning and artificial intelligence with deep knowledge of the energy market, battery storage and renewable energy assets, to optimally transact power and gain the best returns.
Our construction partners are leading EPCs experienced in constructing BESS and solar sites, incorporating HV (High Voltage) electrical works.
The Cambridge Power team have a proven track record of taking projects from a potential site through grid, land, planning with a team built in-house, and also using strategic external consultants who are industry leading.
Giles HanglinChief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer
Giles leads the Cambridge Power Ltd business. He developed his energy expertise during 10 years at Savills (UK) Ltd where he set up and ran part of the Savills Energy national team specialising in commercial solar investment and deployment for private and institutional clients.
James DixChief Financial Officer
Chief Financial Officer
James joined Cambridge Power in February 2022 as Chief Financial Officer. James spent 6 years at energy company, Drax Group plc, where he held several senior finance roles including SVP Finance for the newly created biomass manufacturing business based in the USA overseeing the development, construction and early operations, as well as 4 years as Finance Director for Stansted Airport. Most recently James was Group CFO for global fresh produce company, G’s Group. James is responsible for managing the financial management for Cambridge Power.
Richard has a wide range of commercial experience gained from leadership roles in the property, agricultural, cleantech and financial sectors. Having co-founded Pigeon, Richard manages the day to day Pigeon business and is Chairman of Cambridge Power
James joined Cambridge Power in 2022. He is a well recognised figure in the national property market having advised landowners, developers and institutions on all aspects of property development and promotion. James leads the land promotion activity for Pigeon.
William is a co-founder of Pigeon and was formerly a Board member of Savills (L&P) where he had overall responsibility for the Eastern Region. He has extensive knowledge and experience of the property markets, identifying opportunities and providing financial solutions to complex property matters. William leads Business Development for Cambridge Power.
Paul CarseHead of Project Delivery
Head of Project Delivery
Paul joined Cambridge Power in October 2022 as Head of Project Delivery. Paul has spent the last 8 and a half years working for a leading ICP in the HV infrastructure Industry progressing himself up from Project Manager to Head of Major Projects, initially managing project builds from 33kV to 132kV to eventually managing a team of Project Managers and overseeing the operational running of the company. Prior to that Paul spent a number of years at National Grid as a Substation Engineer starting out through their Engineering Training Programme which included AP/SAP training and basic introduction to TP141. Paul will bring a wealth of knowledge to the construction of Cambridge Powers sites in the future.
Neil WatersonHead of Planning
Head of Planning
Neil joined Cambridge Power in 2021 bringing over 20 years of experience from a planning consultancy background within London and the Eastern Region; most recently within the Pigeon team. During his time in consultancy, Neil gained extensive experience in land promotion and was responsible for delivering a wide range of schemes including residential, commercial, infrastructure, retail and leisure developments. Neil’s specialist knowledge and experience helps lead the Cambridge Power planning team.
Frances DicksonGeneral Counsel
Anthony PalmerTechnical Manager
Anthony moved full-time to Cambridge Power in August 2022 after previously working at Pigeon, where he was responsible for a wide variety of projects. Previously, Ant had worked for consultants and house builders on a wide range of technical disciplines. Anthony’s engineering background, technical knowledge and broad experience across land and house building makes a valuable contribution to the team.
Sean HarrisonDesign Co-ordinator
Sean joined Cambridge Power in April 2022 and was brought in to oversee the design process. Sean currently undertakes a range of drawing and design work to support the development of site proposals from conception to construction. Sean previously worked in utilities and more recently with solar farm developers and ICPs.
Jenna CunninghamProject Controller
Jenna joined Cambridge Power with over 10 years’ experience within the utility industry in a variety of co-ordination and management roles. Having worked closely with DNOs, iDNOs and Highway Authorities to deliver projects from inception to completion, her knowledge will be invaluable in running the coordination of the Cambridge Power pipeline.
Connie TurnerEnergy Projects Development Surveyor
Energy Projects Development Surveyor
Connie joined in January 2021 to assist predominantly with the rapid growth of Cambridge Power Ltd. Connie works with the team to identify and secure new energy storage and generation projects. Connie previously worked as a land agent in the Eastern region and is a qualified Chartered Surveyor.
James GowingEnergy Projects Development Surveyor
Energy Projects Development Surveyor
James joined Cambridge Power in August 2022. He is a qualified Chartered Surveyor with significant expertise in offering strategic land and property advice to the utility and infrastructure sector. With recent project experience focused on large scale offshore wind, interconnector and nuclear schemes. Most recently James has worked for a national consultancy progressing to a senior operational level with a proven track record of delivering business growth. James works closely with all members of the CPL team and wider consultants to deliver new energy storage and generation projects.
Graham KalninsConstruction Project Manager
Construction Project Manager
Graham joined Cambridge Power in November 2021 and is responsible for the physical delivery of the multi-site BESS and hybrid projects. He has a broad range of construction knowledge and management experience gained through civil engineering activities across several industries including renewable energy, HVDC, water, telecommunications, infrastructure and commercial building. Graham has an MSc in Construction Management.
Luke SutherlandFinancial Controller
Luke joined Cambridge Power in August 2022 as Financial Controller. Luke is a qualified chartered accountant who has worked in senior finance roles across a range of industries, including energy sector experience gained from 3 years spent working at BUUK Infrastructure overseeing the finances of its construction and capital divisions. Luke has also worked for large businesses within financial services, property services and healthcare and most recently worked as Commercial Director for Norfolk’s largest residential care company, NorseCare. Luke is responsible for the day-to-day financial management of Cambridge Power, as well as the strategic financial planning and reporting activities to support the growth of the business.
Ellen WalkerManagement Accountant
Ellen joined Cambridge Power in June 2023 as Management Accountant. Prior to this, Ellen graduated in Mathematics and started working at a retail solutions company where she was for almost 6 years. She completed her qualification to become an accounting technician there and gained experience in system implementation, data analysis and a variety of financial procedures. At Cambridge Power, Ellen works closely with the rest of the accounts team to deliver monthly reporting to the board and to help optimise the use of the company’s new accounting system.
Lisa MeltonAccounts Assistant
Lisa joined Cambridge Power as Finance Assistant in April 2023, Lisa’s role involves purchase ledger and liaising with suppliers.
Following a long career in finance within a fast paced hospitality sector business, Lisa took time out to help remodel and refurbish the family home before returning to the workplace and joining Cambridge Power
Away from work Lisa likes to be active, loving nature and long countryside walks, spending time with her sport loving daughter.
Sarah SmithExecutive Assistant
Claire NorrisSenior Communications Manager
Senior Communications Manager
Claire joined Pigeon in March 2018, having worked in a number of roles with communications, marketing and events at their core. Claire is a skilled and experienced communicator who will be managing community and political engagement on Pigeon and Cambridge Power projects. Her extensive experience of communication within both the private and public sectors, to a wide variety of audiences, makes a distinct contribution to Pigeon and Cambridge Power.