Inspired Energy: founder steps down, new CEO

Published by Directorzone Markets Ltd on October 11, 2017, 9:00 am in People, Movers


Wednesday January 1st 2020


AIM-listed energy procurement consultant, INSPIRED ENERGY, has announced that its founder and CEO, Janet Thornton, has resigned for personal reasons and will step down from the Board with immediate effect.


COO, Mark Dickinson, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect.


Full announcement:

Michael Fletcher, Non-Executive Chairman, commented:


"On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Janet for her years of dedication to the Group, from founding the Company 17 years ago to leading the IPO of the business on AIM in 2011, she has been an intrinsic part of the success to date. During this time the Company has grown from a small enterprise with 31 staff and an initial market capitalisation of £11 million to one currently in excess of £100 million with offices in the U.K. and Ireland and with over 260 employees."

"We are delighted that Mark Dickinson, who joined the Board in September 2016, will today assume the role of Chief Executive Officer of the Group. Mark's experience as an energy consultancy specialist, with over 20 years of leading and advising companies in the sector, will be invaluable in the next phase of the Company's continued development. With the Group structure now firmly embedded, and a proven strategy which combines organic growth with selective acquisitions, we have a very strong platform from which to continue our growth, as demonstrated in the robust performance of the Group in the first half of 2017."