Meet our experts

Our net zero ambassadors

We’ve brought together world-class technical specialists with a deep understanding of the technologies that drive their industries, as well as the frameworks, structures, and standards that underpin them.

Our teams include industry experts from government, academia and science, engineering and the energy sector. Together we have a broader perspective on the priorities, trends and innovations shaping the industry.

If you'd like to discuss any specifics about decarbonising heat, transport or energy or about the markets in which we operate then you can reach out to one of our experts here or connect with them on LinkedIn.

Claire Fowler


Environmental and Sustainability Manager, Distributed Energy

Claire transitioned from a high carbon company in 2021, bringing 15 years of environmental, social, governance and safety management experience to SSE.

She's responsible for developing and delivering our sustainability plan in alignment with UN Sustainable Development Goals and Science Based Target 1.5°C pathway, as well as assessing and mitigating the environmental and social risks and potential impacts of our renewable projects.

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Lamé Verre

Lamé Verre

Head of Strategy, Innovation and Sustainability, Energy Customer Solutions

Lamé tackles some of the big strategic questions for SSE’s customer businesses, driving the innovation and sustainability agenda.

A Fellow of the Energy Institute (FEI), Lamé has over 22 years of experience working across the energy industry value chain. She founded Alaric & Associates and co-founded ScanTech International. Lamé won an ALLY Energy GRIT Award in 2021, as well as making Africa Oil Week and Lean In Energy’s Power List, Transition Economist’s TE100, and African Shapers’ 100 Female Executives.

Kevin Welstead

Kevin Welstead

Sector Director – EV

With over 30 years' experience in the energy, utility and contracting environment, Kevin has expertise in developing and delivering large scale strategic opportunities in the B2B, electric vehicle, high voltage, smart grid and portable power space.

He recently spearheaded our drive and commitment to deliver 300 EV charging hubs across the UK and Ireland over an ambitious time-frame. This supports UK Government ambitions to have an additional 10 million EVs on roads by 2025.

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Seán O’Callaghan

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EV Project Development Manager, SSE Airtricity – Distributed Energy

Renewable energy systems specialist Sean is leading SSE Airtricity’s ambition to remove one of the biggest barriers to electric vehicle adoption at present – the charging infrastructure – and bring 100% funded ultra-rapid EV infrastructure to the island of Ireland.

Sean still drives the first-generation Nissan Leaf he bought way back in 2012.

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Tunde Olaoye


Sector Director – Smart Energy Systems

Tunde is a leading expert on smart cities and places. He specialises in optimising economics and sustainability by integrating multiple energy vectors which allow transfer and storage for full utilisation.

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Jody Pittaway

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Sector Director – Heat Networks

A believer in the low carbon potential of heat networks to support the UK net zero target, Jody understands the importance of our role in the wider market and how the industry needs to work collaboratively to decarbonise heat in homes and business.

Jody been operating heat and cooling networks in the UK for over 11 years, designing, building and adopting in new builds and retrofits. He's committed to an integrated approach considering long term asset management, operability, delivery and commercial models from the outset.

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Eunice Mabey


Director of Digital Services

Eunice and her team deliver a full range of first class energy optimisation services to help your organisation reduce consumption while maintaining operational standards.

With over a decade of energy management experience, Eunice is a Chartered Energy Manager, ESOS Lead Assessor and Certified Measurement and Verification Professional.

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Kerry Maisey

Kerry Maisey

Head of Smart Metering

Specialising in managing smart metering programmes and the transformation of operations to integrate and leverage the benefits of smart for business customers, Kerry has worked in the energy industry for over 20 years for large and small domestic and B2B suppliers. She's also a Non-Executive Director for Smart Energy GB.

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