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 where management of the whole home can work to the benefit of the consumer and commercial partners.
Active with Industry Groups, Patrick is currently a director of the trade association BEAMA and it’s former President, chairs the Consumer Energy Data group there and is a member of the Enterprise and Innovation Councils of the Confederation of British Industry (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. In his spare time Patrick is an avid ocean racer and enjoys skiing and country pursuits.