When the sustainability agenda was still a novelty, Patrick saw the need to generate consumer interest and understanding of household energy consumption. He co-founded his current Cambridge based business in 2006 which helps consumers manage energy at home with smart home products and services. This is particularly the case in using data science to generate insight for consumers and channel partners alike. This interest has now evolved towards how ‘Hybrid Homes’ integrate with smart, flexible grids and providing systems in the home which provide demand response in the residential sector with integrated control of tariffs, energy storage and local generation.
Active with Industry Groups, Patrick is currently President and a director of the trade association BEAMA, chairs the Consumer Committee for ESMIG, chairs the Consumer Energy Data group at BEAMA and is a member of the Enterprise and Innovation Councils of the CBI. Patrick is a Chartered Engineer with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College and an MBA from Cranfield University. Prior to starting geo, Patrick’s career has been in manufacturing industry where he has run several international businesses as Managing Director.