UK Power Reserve’s management team has a unique breadth of expertise which provides the company with first-class leadership and strategic direction. Their experience spans a wide range of roles within private sector energy and engineering companies and the public sector.

Tim Emrich

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Tim Emrich

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Tim Emrich was named Chief Executive Officer in 2014 and previously served as Chief Operating Officer and has been a member of the Board of Directors of UK Power Reserve and its operating subsidiaries since co-founding the firm in 2010.  He is responsible for the day-to-day development, operations, and management of the business and has helped to drive UKPR’s significant growth in the niche UK energy security of supply industry. 

Prior to UKPR, Tim held the role of Director of Business Development for US-based power developer Walters Power International LLC. Throughout his time at Walters Power, Tim was involved in the development of power projects and power generation asset transactions globally, including the UK, US, Western Europe and emerging markets. He was instrumental in establishing the Walters Power UK business in 2009 when he led the development, construction, and delivery of the first purpose-built Short Term Operating Reserve (STOR) power generation plant in the UK. Walters Power UK was ultimately absorbed by UK Power Reserve in 2010.

Prior to his work in the power sector, Tim worked for US President Bill Clinton at the White House in Washington DC from 1998-2001, and continued his work for the former President throughout 2001 in New York City. Tim obtained a Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing from The University of Oklahoma.

Jon Addis

Chief Financial Officer

Jon Addis

Chief Financial Officer

A qualified ACA, Jon Addis joined UK Power Reserve in 2013 as part of its ambitious plan for growth in the UK energy sector. He was appointed to its Board of Directors in 2014. Jon has a proven track record of working with investors and senior management to develop and implement successful corporate growth strategies. As CFO, Jon is driving forward the business' strategy of continued expansion in the UK energy market.

With a career spanning roles across global accounting firm Arthur Andersen; the private equity division of RBS Group, RBPE; heavy equipment rental, Hydrex Group; the private equity division of Lloyds TSB, LDC; property consultancy, DBK; and business centre operator, Citibase PLC, Jon has a breadth of experience raising finance in the markets and leading successful buy and build and investment-led growth strategies.

Sam Wither

Commercial Director

Sam Wither

Commercial Director

Sam Wither joined UK Power Reserve in 2010 at the early stages of its story and joined the Board of Directors in 2014.  Sam is responsible for driving forward development, growth and commercial opportunities to generate strong revenue performance from all assets within the business. 

Prior to joining UK Power Reserve Sam spent the majority of his career within the UK power sector working for National Grid. Sam’s experience has breadth and depth across Gas and Electricity markets developed through roles specialising in Network Operations, Contract Management, Business Development and Regulatory Affairs.

Janine Freeman

Business Development Director

Janine Freeman

Business Development Director

Janine Freeman joined UK Power Reserve in September 2016 in a newly created position and leads on strategy and helps achieve the Company’s growth plans. She was formerly at National Grid where she worked for 16 years in a series of high profile roles culminating in her position on the company's UK Executive Committee as UK Corporate Affairs Director. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has previously worked at Deloitte.

Janine is recognised within the energy industry for leading the way in producing biomethane from organic waste and injecting it into the gas grid (BtG). This highly acclaimed initiative was recognised at the Renewable Energy Awards, where she was awarded “British Renewable Energy Champion 2010".

Sarah Ward

General Counsel

Sarah Ward

General Counsel

Sarah Ward joined UK Power Reserve as General Counsel in 2013 continuing a 15 year law career spanning private practice at Halliwells, Eversheds and latterly as a partner and head of the corporate department at Bevan Brittan.

Sarah then moved to a role as Legal Manager at Bicester Village in Oxfordshire before joining UKPR. During her time in private practice as a corporate specialist Sarah focused on IPOs, secondary fundraisings, public company takeovers and M&A – both domestic and cross border.

David Broome

Operations Director

David Broome

Operations Director

David Broome joined UK Power Reserve in December 2016 as Operations Director. David is a qualified Chartered Accountant and initially held financial roles both in the UK and abroad. Prior to joining UKPR, David enjoyed a 12-year career in the Power Systems division of Finning (UK) Ltd.

During his time with Finning, David held a variety of commercial and operational roles, most recently being the General Manager responsible for a number of business units within the Power Systems Division, as well as being the director responsible for two Finning subsidiaries. As Operations Director, David is responsible for optimizing the performance of the operational team and power generation assets.

Nigel Jefferson

Programme Director

Nigel Jefferson

Programme Director

Nigel Jefferson joined UK Power Reserve in 2017 after 34 years in the British Army.  His military career was broad and varied and included the delivery of large, complex, multi-million pound Ministry of Defence programmes and projects, including whilst deployed operationally overseas.  

As UK Power Reserve’s Programme Director, he leads on the delivery of future programmes as part of the Company’s ambitious plans for growth in the UK energy sector. 

Nigel obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and Management Studies from Leeds University, a Masters in Defence Technology from the Cranfield Institute of Technology, is a fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and holds the APM Practitioner Qualification.

Sue Turner

Corporate HR Manager

Sue Turner

Corporate HR Manager

Sue Turner joined UK Power Reserve in 2016 as Corporate HR Manager. She is a Human Resources professional with over 10 years HRM experience, is MCIPD qualified and has a Master's Degree in Employment Law and Employee Relations.

Sue has worked in a variety of industries including construction, engineering, sales, IT, logistics and social care involving strategic planning, restructures, TUPE transfers, people development, recruitment and employee relations.

Before joining UKPR, Sue was a National Facilities Management HRM, assigned to an MOD contract as part of the operations team. Other projects include outsourcing of an international IT department where Sue was part of the TUPE team and also a panel member involved in selecting the new IT provider.

Sean Greany

Project Development Director

Sean Greany

Project Development Director

Sean Greany joined UK Power Reserve as a summer intern while studying at the London School of Economics. Sean continued on working at the Company and was critical in developing the business case which allowed UKPR to secure 364MW of new build contracts in the 2014 Capacity Market Auction.

Sean moved permanently to the UK in January 2015 to oversee and manage UKPR's first phase of 22 newly-contracted power stations. More recently, he has been given responsibility for the financial and contractual risk management of UKPR’s newly contracted gas and battery developments, while also developing the company’s strategic growth platform.

Sean graduated at the top of his class from the University of Oklahoma’s Energy MBA program, and he also holds a degree in finance from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

Jeni Oppenheimer

Chief Strategist

Jeni Oppenheimer

Chief Strategist

Jeni Oppenheimer joined UK Power Reserve in 2016 as Chief Strategist. She is responsible for optimising opportunities across departments, driving internal growth and igniting innovation. Jeni holds a global MBA from Hult and has worked across four continents in international strategy.

Before returning to the UK, Jeni served as Director on the Partner Solutions team at Global Impact in Washington DC where she worked with Fortune 500 companies and international non-profits in emerging markets. Jeni currently serves on the board of US companies of Mary’s Place and the GrowFund.

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