Mike is Managing Director of Vattenfall Heat UK, and lead Vattenfall’s successful UK Market entry in 2018 – taking the business from paper to pipes installed in under three years. The team has secured a number of the largest district heating development opportunities in the UK including securing the contract to deliver the heating and cooling solutions for Brent Cross Town with Argent Related in London, establishing a joint venture with Midlothian council in Scotland, and securing the exclusive rights to offtake heat from the Cory Riverside Energy EFW plant with joint plans to deliver the largest district heating network in the UK backed by funding from the Heat Networks Investment Programme. Mike is a non-traditional senior director in the energy industry having started his career as a theatre director in 2001 where he loved the team building element of the role but not the lack of creativity! Since then, he has spent nearly 20 years bringing his diverse point of view and creative approach to the low carbon and infrastructure space, always working within dynamic growth environments. Over the past 5 years he has held various Directorships, proving successful at establishing new solutions, propositions and ways of working. Alongside his work in the UK, Mike has worked internationally, setting up the US operations of Natural Capital Partners between 2007 and 2010.
Vattenfall & Vattenfall Heat UK
Vattenfall is a European energy company with approximately 20,000 employees. For more than 100 years we have electrified industries, supplied energy to people's homes and modernised our way of living through innovation and cooperation. We now want to make fossil-free living possible within one generation.
Vattenfall Heat UK creates partnerships with like-minded property developers and local authorities who share our vision for a fossil free future. We design, build and operate city-wide heat networks, supporting our partners on their journey to a fossil free future.
Our way of working ensures that developers, local authorities and consumers all benefit from a successful, cost-effective project while hitting emissions targets. The result is a truly consumer-centric solution: sustainable, reliable and affordable district energy designed around the people who use it.