Verco

Energy and sustainability advisory services

Management team

Dave Worthington, Managing Director, London

Dave is a leading advisor on organisational carbon management, building integrated renewables, energy services and sustainable building design providing input to low carbon building policy development via work for DECC and the Zero Carbon Hub. He is also involved in the manufacturing and industrial sectors advising multi-national clients on energy services and FM procurement as well as supply chain carbon reduction.

Dave is on the Institute of Mechanical Engineers’ Renewable Power Committee, the UK-GBC’s Policy Committee, the Zero Carbon Hub’s Energy Working Group, and is a regular speaker on the CRC, zero carbon buildings, and energy efficiency in non-domestic buildings.

Recent projects include; working with British Land since early 2009 on the management of their CRC liabilities as well as a district energy study for Broadgate Estates; the provision of strategy advice on energy and climate change to Crest Nicholson and the Duchy of Cornwall; the assessment of low carbon potential in the public sector in England for DECC, the development of a Low Carbon Workplace standard for the Carbon Trust; and technical and financial businesses planning for various renewable energy projects. He has also worked on a number of projects for clients in China and South East Asia including the Jinshan One Planet Community, a zero carbon 5,000+ mixed-use project near Guangzhou in southern China.

dave.worthington@vercoglobal.com

Keith Regan, Director, Asia

Keith’s deep knowledge of global carbon markets comes from working with advisory clients including DECC (carbon market policy), DFID (energy efficiency trading scheme in India) and the Carbon Trust (innovations strategy for activities in China). He has also worked on projects defining global strategic approaches to energy reduction, water efficiency and carbon reduction in the supply chain.

Keith has been invited to speak at several international conferences including Point Carbon, Carbon Forum Europe and the IEA.
He trained as an economist at Cambridge University before starting his career at Arthur Andersen and Deloitte Consulting.

keith.regan@vercoglobal.com

Paul Stepan, Head of policy, strategy and compliance

Paul is head of policy, strategy and compliance at Verco. Paul leads projects with FTSE 250 companies and major public sector clients, advising them on carbon policy and strategy.  These include DECC, British Land, Welsh Government, JCB, Aggregate Industries, Murco, Gerber Juices, Mahle GmBH, Peel Holdings, BNP Paribas and BAE.

Paul is an expert in UK policy instruments. He advises clients on the impacts of mechanisms ranging from EUETS and CRC to Green Deal and FIT.  Paul is an experienced project manager. He regularly delivers major programmes on behalf clients.  These range from large scale stakeholder engagement exercises, such as managing the development of the Low Carbon Workplace standard, to complex analytical commissions, Paul developed a global energy strategy on behalf of the board of major commodities trader.

Paul also leads complex modelling commissions. He was in charge of the carbon revenue analysis team in a major study with Transform UK. The project considered the impact of hypothecating EUETS revenues to energy efficiency initiatives. His work focused on modelling forward prices of carbon and the likely value of revenues associated with the scheme. He has also worked with Department of Energy and Climate Change playing key project management and technical delivery roles. He recently produced a marginal abatement cost curve for emission reductions in the wider public sector.

Paul is a regular speaker at conferences, training events and online networking forums. He is also a visiting lecturer at Cranfield University, where he gives talks on national Carbon markets.

paul.stepan@vercoglobal.com

Andrew Todd, Head of Energy Resource Management

Andrew is head of industrial energy efficiency at Verco. His primary focus is delivering energy, carbon and water savings through onsite technical auditing, monitoring and targeting (M&T) implementation and training. His specialist areas include boiler and steam systems, refrigeration, compressed air, water and processing and product losses. Andrew has extensive process analysis capability and has a deep knowledge of brewing, dairy processing, meat and frozen food processing. Andrew has delivered many strategic sub metering assessments at processing plants where his ability to understand process engineering has allowed him to determine the most effective M&T metering specification.

Recently the majority of Andrew’s focus has been split between delivering large energy and water strategy programmes for international clients and the implementation of Verco’s M&T software at a number of sites within the UK and Africa.

Prior to joining Verco, Andrew worked for Unilever within a site engineering department. His role involved operating and managing a site wide M&T system to generate energy, water and waste water reports to operational staff and senior management. During this time Andrew was also responsible for the day to day operation of a waste effluent plant as well as managing specific energy reduction campaigns.

andrew.todd@vercoglobal.com

Tim Kay, Head of building energy management

Tim is Head of Buildings Energy Management at Verco. Tim is a Chartered Engineer and works across the sectors of buildings and industry to deliver energy management services to reduce utility costs. Tim’s background is in low carbon building design and he has several years’ experience in building and energy performance simulation and analysis, as well as energy surveys and audits. Tim has a track record in project management and the delivery of energy and carbon savings programmes, both in the UK and abroad.

Tim has managed and delivered a number of utility saving programmes and is conversant at a range of levels on technical and management change improvements. He is experienced in delivering utility reduction strategies, opportunity development and utility balance analysis.

Tim has worked across a number of sectors and has been involved in projects from early-stage conception, through to identifying and implementing opportunities at operational sites. In particular Tim has experience in implementing and delivering monitoring and targeting strategies to deliver tangible utility, cost and carbon savings.

tim.kay@vercoglobal.com

Matt Reay, Head of software development

Matt joined the company in 2005 and leads Verco’s software development team. He is an accomplished IT specialist, with extensive experience in software solution design, development and implementation primarily around the delivery of web-based enterprise level platforms to the commercial and industrial sectors.

In addition to managing the development of Verco software products he has successfully directed multiple software development projects, including integration and implementation of software and hardware solutions across several international blue-chip organisations. Matt oversees the development, maintenance and continuous improvement of our software packages, including energy management & analysis tools; heath, safety & environmental reporting systems; real-time SCADA solutions; and celluar network based automatic meter data collection systems.

matt.reay@vercoglobal.com

Alastair Scott, Finance Director

Alastair is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Banker and has a BA in Accountancy and Computer Science from Heriot-Watt University and an MSc in Information Technology from University of Glasgow. Prior to working with Baxi Partnership, Alastair held senior posts in retail banking, the drinks industry and IT consultancy.

Alastair has extensive experience in Group reporting, consolidation, internal reporting, process improvement, business integration and change management. Alastair provides financial support and expertise to companies within the Baxi Partnership family of companies.

alastair.scott@baxendale.co.uk

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