Meet the team
Greg Jackson, Founder & CEO
Greg is the founder and CEO of Octopus Energy Group, the green energy tech pioneer and certified B Corp based in the UK with over 2.4 million customers, further operations in 11 countries and 15 million accounts licensed worldwide to its green technology platform, Kraken. Launched in 2016, the company’s mission is to bring cheaper, greener power to all and is currently growing at over 100,000 customers per month. In 2021, Octopus also entered the renewable energy generation market.
Greg's vision of using technology to disrupt the energy market has enabled Octopus Energy to create tariffs which unlock the power of the green grid - offering cheaper electricity when the sun is shining and wind is blowing. Its technology also achieves dramatically lower cost to serve than rivals, so cheaper, green power is delivered hand in hand with unbeaten customer satisfaction levels. With its smart tariffs proving customer appetite for flexibility, Octopus is pioneering a global system change to enable a cheaper, faster transition to renewables.
Following significant investment from Tokyo Gas and Origin Energy in December 2020, Octopus became a tech ‘double unicorn’ valued at well over $2 billion. With operations in the US, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, Octopus expects to expand into many more markets over the next few years.
Greg is an experienced digital entrepreneur, passionate about using technology to make positive change. He’s founded a number of successful businesses, including e-commerce company C360, and is an angel investor in a wide range of tech start-ups. He also served as Director of several innovative businesses, including Zopa, the world’s first peer-to-peer lender, which has now lent almost £2bn fairly and responsibly.
Stuart Jackson, CFO
Stuart Jackson is the Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer of Octopus Energy. At Octopus he has responsibility for finance, procurement & market risk management, customer acquisition and data science.
Before Octopus he ran a business with Octopus' founder and CEO Greg Jackson (no relation, honestly!) that helped retail financial services businesses re-invent product offers online. Prior to that Stuart spent 6 years with Barclays Bank, including a stint running a £5bn credit card business and 10 years as a strategy consultant. Stuart has a degree in Economics from Cambridge University.
James Eddison, CTO
James is an e-commerce specialist who was the brains behind a number of high profile tech platforms for clients such as the UK Labour Party, Citroen and Hermes, among others. Following his CTO role at Tangent plc, James & the other founders thought up Kraken, a technology platform that would rival all others in the energy market. James has been instrumental in the creation of Octopus Energy’s proprietary technology, digital-first offerings and its global expansion.
Rebecca Dibb-Simkin, CMO
Rebecca is a highly experienced marketer and known for breathing new life into technology products. She leads global marketing and product development at Octopus Energy. Alongside its tech, all Octopus marketing is developed in-house, from design and copy through to booking, sitting side by side with operations and customer support.
Octopus’ online presence consistently scores highly with consumer watchdogs and thanks to Rebecca, our customer-centric marketing has helped us achieve exceptional customer growth and the Which? Recommended Provider accolade four years in a row.
Rebecca came to Octopus Energy following an eight-year career at UK energy company British Gas. There, Rebecca was Head of Marketing for Dyno Rod, and Head of Product for Hive 2 Thermostats, one of the most sought-after energy products of its time. Rebecca holds a Bachelor's degree from Nottingham University Business School.
Zoisa North-Bond, CEO of Octopus Energy for Business & Octopus Energy Generation
Epitomising the agile leadership that is synonymous with disruptive businesses, Zoisa leads both the generation the business retail arm of Octopus Energy - the 'EnTech' pioneer and fastest-growing energy retailer in the UK, now supplying more than 2.2m household customers in the UK.
Octopus Energy for Business works with companies to provide future-proof energy services, supplying them with 100% renewable and fairly priced power. Since launching in 2018, Zoisa's team has accrued 25,000 customers, from SMEs to large organisations such as Arsenal FC. In May 2020, her team launched the Electric Juice Charging Network, the UK's first consolidated network of charge point providers that allows users to charge their EVs across the UK with all costs appearing on a single bill.
Zoisa also runs Octopus Energy's renewable generation arm, which recently announced the acquisition of a 2.8GW portfolio of renewable energy assets across 5 countries. The division is also behind Octopus Energy’s ‘Fan Club’, a local energy tariff that provides cheaper energy when the wind blows.
Prior to Octopus Energy, Zoisa was the UK Managing Director of the Dutch Utility, Eneco B.V. At Eneco, Zoisa helped grow the UK’s renewable asset portfolio which consisted of more than 250MW of wind and solar projects, including a direct wire project with Honda of the UK Manufacturing Ltd. Eneco UK also supplied blue-chip companies such as Mars, Unilever, Heineken and AkzoNobel.
Fiona Howarth, CEO of Octopus Electric Vehicles
Fiona studied Engineering, Economics and Management at Oxford, and initially worked at BMW on a hydrogen fuel cell for an auxiliary power unit, as part of a hydrogen car that used a combustion engine. She spent some time consulting for a FTSE 100 energy company, followed by a secondment to the Department for the Energy & Climate Change (DECC), and then launching market-leading connected home products - starting at British start-up Alert Me, who became part of the leading smart home provider Hive, a British Gas innovation.
It was at that point she founded Octopus Electric Vehicles, and since then has been building a team of experts passionate about helping consumers and businesses make that transition to electric vehicles. They’ve secured excellent leasing rates on leading EVs, designed a great EV salary sacrifice scheme to help businesses increase the uptake of EVs, created energy tariffs designed specifically for EV drivers, and have partnered with smart charging tech companies to enable customers to access cheap and green energy rates with ease.
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