In 2021, Octopus Energy set up a new autonomous research unit called Centre for Net Zero.

As a scale-up, I have held several roles within Octopus, mainly focused around data and strategy.

  • Jan 2022 - Present: Head of Strategy, Centre for Net Zero
  • June 2021 - May 2022: Data Scientist, Centre for Net Zero

Octopus Energy Centre for Net Zero

Head of Strategy

  • Advise and work with CEO on strategy and direction, including by gathering market intelligence and liaising with internal and external stakeholders (inc. OE group)
  • Set and ensure delivery of an effective, impactful and innovative research agenda
  • Coordinate activities across the team to ensure alignment against organisational goals and objectives, linking research and engagement teams and spotting opportunities to create additional value and have impact
  • Promote research dissemination and ecosystem building
  • Line manage 2 members of the research team

Data Scientist

  • Use the data science stack to identify, analyse and visualise Octopus Energy Data.
  • Help organise and maintain cloud data warehouses, using dbt.
  • Communicate my findings internally and externally.