Toby is co-founder and CEO of Engensa.
Toby has a long history of working in the energy and renewables arena. Prior to co-founding Engensa he worked for Bain & Company in their Energy Practice advising clients around the world on strategy development and working with utilities in the UK to develop their renewable energy businesses.
In addition to Bain, Toby has worked with Cleantech Venture Capital funds in New York and advised the government on domestic policy. Toby holds an MA from Cambridge University.
Toby (a passionate advocate of the green agenda) is constantly frustrated by the fact that he lives with his girlfriend Justine, in a third-floor flat in a central London conservation area with hardly any roof space (so useless for solar). Engensa is partly his way of dealing with this frustration.
Toby is co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Engensa.
Toby leads our procurement and installation teams and has responsibility for the operational side of Engensa's business. He has experience working for General Electric building their renewable energy business in Munich nestled in the heartland of the German solar industry.
Prior to GE, Toby worked for New Energy Finance in London
Toby has a BA and MSci in Physics from Cambridge and a PhD in solar technology from Imperial College, London
Estee joined as the Head of Marketing in February 2012. With a proven track record of strengthening customer experiences within Retail, Travel, and Renewable industries around the world, she has already become a vital member of the team.
She firmly believes that sustainable acts of kindness start in the home and is on a mission to educate others on how to do this. She also has helped the Brondesbury Park School for Boys place 2nd in the Mosaic Network Enterprise Challenge and recently organised a Global Sustainability Jam weekend.
Estee has a BSc in Hospitality Administration from Boston University and an MBA in International Business from University of Edinburgh.
Ian is Chairman of Engensa. When not working with us, he is a Partner at the Miles Partnership.
Ian started his career at McKinsey & Co, the global strategic consultancy and from there progress into industry where he held brands marketing and general management for a number of blue chip FMGC multinational corporations including Glaxo and Tambrands. Following from here, He has 13 years of board experience, ten of which were at CEO level. During this time he led businesses within the technology sector through IPO and MBI transactions.
Ian holds a BSc in Materials Science from Sussex University and a DPhil in Engineering.
Ben is Engensa's founder investor and has been with us since the very beginning.
With nine years' clean technology investment experience Ben Goldsmith is recognised as a leading clean technology investor and a pioneer in the sector. In 2002 Ben co-founded WHEB with Rob Wylie and Kim Heyworth with the intention of building Europe's leading specialist green investment business.
In 2003, Ben founded the Environmental Funders' Network (www.greenfunders.org) which now brings together more than 80 grant-making organisations with a combined annual budget of more than $80m.
Peter Davies joined Engensa as an investor and senior adviser in 2010.
He started his career at Hambro in the 1970s before joining Mitt Romney at Bain in the early days of the Private Equity business. Since Bain, Peter has founded and ran scores of businesses all over the world and was nominated and awarded the British Venture Capital 'Entrepreneur of the year 1993' Cartier award for the large start-up category where he developed a company from a £500,000 start-up to world-wide market leader.
He also lectures and mentors at the Judge Business School in Cambridge just down the road from Corpus Christi where he read Engineering as a young undergraduate.