Meet Our Board

Meet our board

Since its conception in 2001, the blueprint for
Green Energy UK has always been an ethically sound
business that contributes to the wider issues of life.
Our values still reflect this vision today.

Doug Stewart

Founder and CEO

Doug spent his formative career at Ford Motor Company in a number of sales and service roles, followed by a move to a start-up IT company and eventually setting up his own business retailing Volkswagens and Audis as a franchised dealer.

Having sold the motor business at the turn of the millennium, Doug found himself in the fortunate position to choose what to do next. The blueprint for his venture was an ethically sound business model that contributed to the wider issues of life through commerce.

The newly deregulated electricity market offered this opportunity and so Green Energy (UK) plc was born with the express intent of rewarding consumers who took active steps to do something about the wider environmental issues we face. Whilst the business has evolved, these values have remained.

Tim Smith

Financial Director

Tim started his career in insurance and moved through a diverse range of businesses holding both FD and Commercial Director roles. On gaining an MBA during this time, Tim spent time working around the globe with Gildemeister AG. He started as CFO with European responsibilities, then moved on to work and live in the US moving from CFO to President of the sales and service business - this quickly followed with a move to Asia as CEO.

Having returned to live in the UK in 2005 he has strived to bring a diversity of interests into his life. Green Energy UK fulfils this with a challenging business model, dynamic marketplace and a very interesting share ownership structure.

Charlie Crossley Cooke


Charlie has a long track record in the energy Industry most recently at Opus Energy which he founded in 2002 and was Chief Executive until the successful sale of the business in early 2017.

Charlie is also a Trustee of the Heaton-Ellis Trust, a charity striving to find a cure for Motor Neurone Disease. He has been a non-executive Director since October 2014 and became chairman in October 2017.

Sir Peter Thompson

Non Executive Director

Previously Chairman of Green Energy UK (2001- 2017), Sir Peter Thompson has an exceptional business record, being one time chairman of NFC Plc, F.I. Group Plc, Community Hospitals Plc and Proshare.

His success presiding over different and innovative companies, including his previous involvement in transport, has added a ’gamekeeper-turned-poacher’ dimension to the environmental benefits green energy can generate.

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