Energy storage company Field grows team by 213% to drive net zero ambitions

Written By: The Field Team
Posted 03 Mar 2022
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Field moves to accelerate the energy transition through a series of new hires from fast-growth startups

Field, a UK-based renewable energy storage company, has announced a flurry of recent appointments in its mission to create the renewable energy infrastructure and trading model to achieve net zero.

Field has made three senior hires - Elspeth Vincent, General Counsel; Ben Saward, VP of Supply Chain; and Tom Elvey, Lead Data Engineer - who will be instrumental in accelerating Field into its next stage of growth.

Elspeth Vincent will be responsible for setting up Field’s in-house legal function. Joining from Ecotricity, a UK-based green energy supplier, she brings over a decade of legal experience in the renewables sector across private practice and in-house. Her in-depth knowledge of the industry will be critical to Field in meeting its rapid growth ambitions, acquiring new sites across the country at speed.

Ben Saward comes from a background in leading infrastructure procurement at companies BT and Total, alongside fast-growth shaving subscription service Harry’s. He will lead the Field procurement and supply chain team, which is building a sustainable, ethical, and secure supply chain.

Tom Elvey joins from data-led insurance unicorn, Marshmallow and will work closely with Field’s team of data scientists to design and develop Field’s technology platform. The platform will integrate machine learning and statistical deployment into Field’s battery assets, allowing the company to optimise when they charge, and discharge their assets, for maximum efficiency, and higher returns.

The round of new hires equates to a 213% increase in headcount since November 2021. More expected hires are on the way, and Field continues to bolster its team with experienced talent.

With an ambitious goal of getting 1.3 GWh of battery storage operational across the UK by 2024, the company is deliberately targeting recruits with experience scaling fast-growth energy businesses. In less than a year, the team has already secured an attractive pipeline of projects, representing generation capacity of 420 MWh, including a 20 MWh site already in construction, with further sites in advanced talks.

Elspeth Vincent, incoming General Counsel, Field, says:

“It’s a privilege to bring my experience in renewable energy to a purpose-driven company with a clear ambition to achieve net zero and make a real impact on the lives of people around the world. We really are against the clock to avoid climate catastrophe, and I’m excited to be joining a team of people with the determination, innovation and expertise to make the renewables transition a reality with battery storage. Field is tackling this problem like no one else, and I look forward to being a part of the vision they’re building.”

Amit Gudka, CEO, Field, says:

“One of the best things about our team is that they’re from a wealth of different backgrounds, but the one thing they all have in common is they’re passionate, talented and scaling is what they do best. We’re absolutely set on creating change in the energy industry by financing, building, operating and monetising the renewable infrastructure that’s urgently needed. Our team is already proving that we can move extremely fast, and these new hires will help us continue to accelerate our progress.”