The Kensa Group announces new CEO appointment

The Kensa Group has announced the appointment of Tamsin Lishman

The Kensa Group has announced the appointment of Tamsin Lishman as its new Chief Executive Officer from the beginning of October, and the planned departure of Dr Matthew Trewhella, current CEO.

Tamsin’s appointment as CEO designate has been confirmed by the company’s Chairman, Lord Taylor, following a rigorous selection process. Tamsin will go through a transition period from the start of September.

Dr Matthew Trewhella will remain CEO in the meantime, continuing to focus on delivering the Kensa vision and strategy. He will work closely with Tamsin to ensure a comprehensive handover and a smooth transition. Matthew will take up the position of Director of Strategic Business Development prior to his planned departure.

Tamsin is a visionary leader with an excellent track record of building high performing businesses. An Oxford graduate of Engineering Science and fellow of the Energy Institute, she will join from her previous role as Chief Revenue Officer at ENERGYNEST. In this role, she has developed customer offers to provide green, reliable and affordable industrial heat, specialising in thermal energy storage and power to heat solutions across the UK and EU. Prior to that, she held senior positions at Northumbrian Water Group, Centrica, and BP.

Tamsin Lishman, CEO designate, The Kensa Group, says, “I am delighted to be joining Kensa and to be part of a strong, successful and purpose led team. The mass deployment of Kensa’s networked ground source heat pump solutions is the 21st century alternative to gas, enabling the transition from fossil fuels and supporting energy security. Kensa’s offer of affordable, decarbonised heat and cooling to keep our homes and buildings comfortable is an essential part of the energy transition and I’m excited about leading the company in the next stage of growth.”

Dr Matt Trewhella, who has been with the Kensa Group since 2013, has announced that he will be stepping down from the position of CEO. The decision comes after Matt’s considerable years of dedicated service and tremendous contributions to the organisation, recently affirmed by a £70m investment into the company by Octopus Energy and Legal & General Capital.

Through Matt’s tenure, the technology and The Kensa Group have gone from niche to mainstream, with the realisation of networked ground source heat pumps and shared ground arrays becoming a credible alternative to the UK’s sustainable and affordable transition away from gas.

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