Meet the team

Our experienced Generation team work closely with generators, green gas producers and businesses to monetise generation assets. As well as developing PPAs or flexibility contracts to suit your needs, the team also support you throughout, ensuring a customer first approach.

For more information about how we could help your business, please contact us.

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Angus Widdowson: Head of Generation Sales, SmartestEnergy Limited

Angus joined SmartestEnergy as a Generation Account Manager in October 2014, providing Power Purchase Agreements for independent generators across Great Britain. He is now leading the Generation Sales team to develop and grow our portfolio of renewable generation customers to meet the growing demand for deep green power from our consumer base.

Angus has been instrumental in growing our renewable generation volumes by 25% and is keen to implement the next phase of growth for SmartestEnergy underpinned by a re-balancing of risk through product and market innovation.

Before joining SmartestEnergy, Angus spent 4 years developing and operating an extensive range of wind turbines, hydro schemes and biogas plants across the UK, so has a range of energy experience.

Matt Neve: Strategic Account Manager, SmartestEnergy Limited

Matt Neve joined SmartestEnergy in 2008 as an Account Manager, before working as Business Development Manager, and finally moving into his current role in 2017.

Matt works closely with Generation customers, negotiating and structuring Power Purchase Agreements to help them maximise return on their projects across a combination of existing and bespoke products and services. He also deals with the provision of flexible trading and risk management strategies tailored to individual projects or customer circumstances, budgets and board risk profiles.

Before joining SmartestEnergy, Matt was part of the B2B Industrial & Commercial Sales Team working in Commercial Pricing and Account Management at E.ON Energy and also spent some time at Powergen. Starting his career in 1998, he has amassed over 24 years of experience in the energy industry.

Leigh Brown: Senior Business Development Manager, SmartestEnergy Ltd

Leigh joined SmartestEnergy in 2022 as a Senior Business Development Manager and is responsible for helping Smartest Energy reach its ambitious growth targets by helping renewable generators maximise returns and providing PPA solutions to generators, developers and investors.

With almost 25 years of experience in the UK gas and power markets, Leigh is an experienced energy professional. He is commercially focused and skilled in trading, deal structuring, analysis, budgeting, sales, commercial negotiation and product development, and is keen to continue to develop key contacts within the renewables sector.

Before joining SmartestEnergy, Leigh's most recent roles include Business Development Manager at SSE and Head of Commercial Performance at Infinis and has also spent time at Orsted, Drax, Engie and Alkane Energy. He is a strong business development professional with a Bachelor of Arts in Enterprise and Innovation from Staffordshire University.

James Clark: Business Development Manager, SmartestEnergy Limited

James Clark joined SmartestEnergy in 2015 as a Sales Support, working his way up to an Account Manager and then a Business Development Manager in 2020. Working up through the company has given James a unique perspective on Operations, Account Management and Business Development.

As a Business Development Manager, James works closely with a range of Developers, Asset Managers and Third-Parties to help tailor the best Power Purchase Agreements for them and maximise returns on their projects.

More recently, James has been responsible for proving the route to market for large subsidy-free wind and solar assets, helping the UK transition to net zero. He regularly attends industry events, providing a recognised point of contact for SmartestEnergy’s renewable customers.

Sian McGrady: Channel Development Manager, SmartestEnergy Limited

Sian joined SmartestEnergy in 2019 as a Renewable Business Development Manager in the Generation team, focusing on working directly with generators and TPI’s to negotiate Power Purchase Agreements that will optimise generation value.

Having been within the energy sector for 5 years previously working at Opus Energy before joining SmartestEnergy, Sian has gained experience in account management, data analysis and contract negotiation for retention and new business customers.

Ryan Carr: Account Manager, SmartestEnergy Limited

As an Account Manager at SmartestEnergy, Ryan's primary responsibilities revolve around building and nurturing strong relationships with our valued clients. He plays a pivotal role in our business strategy by ensuring client satisfaction and facilitating the renewal of PPAs.

Ryan's current focus is to continue strengthening our client relationships and helping them navigate the energy landscape effectively. He aspires to contribute to the growth and success of SmartestEnergy by further expanding our client portfolio and promoting sustainable energy solutions. With a commitment to our company's ethos, he aims to pursue a long and prosperous career here.

Before joining SmartestEnergy, Ryan gained valuable experience in various roles that honed his skills in customer service, sales, and relationship management all of which have equipped him with the skills needed for effective account management.