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Areas of Expertise

Leadership
Building confidence
Managing work/life (I’m a mother of 2)
Commercial/finance
Energy market/regulation

Jo Butlin

Location: Ipswich, Suffolk

Status: At Full Capacity

Career

I trained as an accountant at KPMG before moving to what became E.ON. I spent 12 years there in a variety of roles including procurement, finance, risk management, IT programme assurance and latterly P&L ownership of the large Corporates B2B business. In 2008 I joined Smartest Energy to build the retail business from a blank sheet of paper. I was responsible for strategy, sales/marketing, operations, IT and financial performance of retail. After 4 years, during which retail business became profitable I won several customer service awards and I joined Utilyx (now Mitie Energy) as MD. I was responsible for leading the business, the clients included many of the largest consumers of energy in the UK. I helped businesses with buying energy, consumption management and generation including PPAs. On leaving Utilyx, I spent a year as MD of Cornwall Insight before setting up my own consultancy (EnergyBridge UK Ltd) in 2017. Now focused on a supporting investors and businesses navigate complexity of UK energy markets.

Why I Became a Mentor

I’ve had mentors in the past and found them very useful in my career. I enjoy helping people develop and sharing experiences.

Areas of Expertise

Leadership
Building confidence
Managing work/life (I’m a mother of 2)
Commercial/finance
Energy market/regulation