Meet the Harmony Team

Peter Kavanagh, CEO

Peter founded Harmony Energy in 2010 having spent ten years in finance. He has over 16 years’ experience in the renewable energy sector, in financing and development. Peter is also a Director of Jones Food Company, Europe’s largest high care Hydroponics facility now majority owned by Ocado Group.

Alex Thornton, Operations Director

Alex has over 14 years’ experience managing fast growing businesses in the UK energy sector. He co-founded WindCare Limited – a leading Balance of Plant contractor to the onshore wind market.

Pete Grogan, Commercial Director

Pete is a City trained lawyer with over 14 years of business and legal experience. He has advised and worked for a broad range of companies across the energy sector including start-ups, hi-tech/high-growth companies and some of the largest energy providers in the UK. Pete’s project development experience includes over 5MWs of roof-top solar projects, over 200MWs of solar farm projects and over 500MWs of battery storage projects.

James Ritchie, Board Director

James is an award-winning serial entrepreneur with a strong background in renewables. He has over 12 years’ experience as an executive in the energy sector and worked supplying some of the largest companies in the industry. He was formerly founder and CEO of Tekmar Group Plc and is currently Chairman of Energi Coast and CEO of Ritchie Bland Energy Ltd.

Paul Mason, CIO

Paul has 12 years’ experience in the energy sector. In 2018, he co-founded REMAP with Max Slade, a specialist UK battery storage consultancy with a specific focus on revenue forecasting and financial modelling

Paul spent 4 years at Long Harbour Ltd as co-Director of Energy Investment Team and he has advised on energy-from-waste projects with investment value of over £2bn whilst a Partner at Prime Numbers Infrastructure Finance.

Max Slade, Commercial Director & General Counsel

Max has 7 years’ experience in the energy sector, three of which were spent at REMAP advising investors & developers on commercial aspects of UK battery storage sector.

Max spent 4 years alongside Paul at Long Harbour Ltd as co-Director of Energy Investment Team and years at Strand Partners, a boutique investment bank focussed on Energy and Infrastructure.

Max also spent 2 years as Fund Manager for a UK Private Family Office and is a qualified as a UK corporate lawyer.

Gary Camplejohn, Technical Director

Prior to joining Harmony Gary was a Commercial Engineer with Northern Powergrid where he worked with developers on new connections throughout Yorkshire and the North East England. He is an electrical engineer having spent his early career specialising in military avionic systems in locations around the world, before moving into the energy sector.

Louise Leyland, Planning Consultant

Louise is a chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and has been working on projects in the renewable energy sector for over 10 years. Louise’s planning project experience includes battery storage facilities and large scale solar and wind farms, where she has co-ordinated the planning process from the Pre-Application stage, through to consent.

Nick Merrick, Group Financial Controller

Nick is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He trained at EY and has five years of audit experience. Prior to joining Harmony Nick had an advisory focus, working in both corporate finance and business restructuring at Mazars.

Catherine Drury, Office Manager

Catherine has spent over 20 years in event management, starting her career as a legal secretary and cashier. She is an experienced administrator responsible for managing the office on a day to day basis.

Paul Osborne, Project Manager

Paul has over 30 years’ experience in the electrical industry of which 8 have been in renewables, having worked for H&MV Engineering and Smith Brothers.

A time served electrician, Paul has worked his way through to management and has been party to delivering large scale solar and battery schemes throughout the UK.

Elliot Lewis, Project Engineer

Prior to joining Harmony Elliott was a Mechanical Design Engineer at TGA Consultant Engineers where he worked on various projects ranging from school developments to residential builds. Following on from a placement at WSP, Elliott was offered an academic scholarship by the company for his final year of studying where he created a microbial fuel cell which ran on waste coffee grounds.

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