As Head of Innovation in Blue Lab at EDF Energy Richard was responsible for energy storage development at the leading energy business for the past 3 years. Having recently left EDF he is now working as an innovation and strategy consultant. Richard has already started working with clients in the energy storage space, including two Industrial energy users and one technology provider.
Richard has over 20 years experience from strategy,marketing and insight to business transformation in the energy and financial services industries. He has significant experience in Internet and digital developments over the past 16 years. He has held key roles in organisations of different sizes from multi-national blue chips to independent start-ups.
Richard started his career working in marketing &advertising agencies, planning campaigns and brand development for clients across European markets. He has been responsible for two start-ups, to establish an Amsterdam-based subsidiary of a marketing services group, and the set-up of an independent agency in London which he ran as joint MD for five years. Richard worked for EDF Group from 2004-18, both in the UK and France.
Richard is currently involved with three start-up businesses including a new consultancy focusing on innovation and business transformation;design and testing of new business models, digital developments and integrating new technologies to create competitive advantage.