Good Energy Group PLC
("Good Energy" or "the Company")
Zap-Map senior leadership appointments
Good Energy Group PLC (AIM: GOOD), the 100% renewable electricity supplier and innovative energy services provider, announces that Zap-Map, the UK's leading Electric Vehicle mapping service, has appointed an interim CEO and Commercial Director as part of an expansion of its senior leadership team.
As part of executing Zap-Map's growth strategy, the Zap-Map Board identified the requirement for further commercial and strategic leadership to consider long term opportunities, position the business for scale and continue to develop the commercial propositions.
Richard Bourne has been appointed as interim CEO and will work alongside the Zap-Map Board to develop the long-term strategic plan, positioning the business for scale and potential fund raising. Richard is a dynamic start-up to scale-up business leader who has operated across a broad range of industries. He has a proven track record of developing and executing sophisticated and disruptive go-to-market strategies to deliver high revenue growth and value creation in venture capital and private equity backed companies. This includes previous roles as CEO at Stratto Ltd and senior positions at Cisco, Ubiquisys, Ericsson and Marconi.
Alex Earl has been appointed as Commercial Director. Alex will be focused on driving continued growth of new revenues and services to Zap-Map's chosen markets and working in collaboration with the founders and board to embed commercial strategy, delivery, and target success. Alex has over 20 years' experience in a range of commercial roles, with the past ten years in electric mobility most recently setting up Alfen's business in the UK as their UK Country Manager and previously helping to start up New Motion as its Head of Product and Energy.
The five-person Board of Zap-Map consists of Juliet Davenport, Founder and CEO of Good Energy and Chair of Zap-Map, Tim Jones independent NED from the Good Energy Group plc Board, Charlie Parry from Good Energy, alongside the two founders of Zap-Map being Ben Lane, CTO, and Melanie Shufflebotham, COO. Good Energy has a 50.1% majority stake in Zap-Map's parent company Next Green Car Limited.
Juliet Davenport, CEO and Founder, Good Energy and Chair of Zap-Map said:
"Richard and Alex join at a crucial inflection point for the decarbonisation of transport. Their experience will help Zap-Map take the next leap in its exciting growth story and reinforce itself as a leading player in the EV market in the UK and beyond."
Richard Bourne, interim CEO, Zap-Map said:
"I'm delighted to join the Zap-Map team and have the opportunity to accelerate the go-to-market strategy in one of the most exciting companies in the UK. As a key enabler in the EV ecosystem helping all EV drivers to seamlessly search for charge points, plan their journeys and easily pay will be a crucial step in the mass adoption of electric vehicles."
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About Good Energy www.goodenergy.co.uk
Good Energy is a generator and supplier of 100% renewable power and an innovator in energy services. It currently owns two wind farms, six solar farms and sources electricity from a community of 1,600 independent UK generators.
Since it was founded 20 years ago, the company has been at the forefront of the charge towards a cleaner, distributed energy system. Its mission is to support UK households and businesses generate, store and share clean power.
Good Energy is recognised as a leader in this market, through our green kite accreditation with the and as a top rated Green energy supplier by Which?.
About Zap-Map www.zap-map.com/live/
Launched in June 2014, with a mission to accelerate the shift to electric vehicles (EV) and help the drive towards zero carbon mobility, Zap-Map is the UK's leading EV mapping service. The charging point map, available on desktop and iOS/Android apps, helps EV drivers to search for available charge points, plan longer journeys, share updates and pay for charging on participating networks.
In the UK, Zap-Map attracts more than 120,000 cross-platform users per month from a rapidly growing fleet of around 200,000 pure-EVs (Zap-Map's core user group) and 230,000 plug-in hybrids (SMMT: December 2020).