About us

Building a better world for generations to come

A full-service Independent Power Producer (IPP), Conrad Energy delivers power to the National Grid and commercial customers.

We contribute to a more sustainable future by supporting renewable energy growth through installing flexible generation, battery storage and renewables. We also now supply electricity from the grid.

Conrad Energy is the UK’s largest flexible power producer with over 600MW of generation across 45 plants while our development pipeline includes a growing list of storage and solar assets.

There is more to us than you might think.

We work with commercial clients to maximise the potential of on-site generation and energy import arrangements. We reduce your energy costs by implementing improved energy efficiency measures, optimizing existing infrastructure and installing a range of technologies appropriate to your needs.

Talk to us today to find out how we can help you optimise your energy needs.

Owning and operating assets gives us the insight to manage third party assets. Our Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) give customers peace of mind and optimal outcomes, whatever the technology, as we treat the generation like our own.

We believe that value can only be fully unlocked by having access to all markets. Our trading desk and optimisation team has the industry experience and technical know-how to make the most of all market opportunities. Using our innovative ‘Vision’ algo-trading platform, we deliver market leading results. Our services allow owners of all generation assets to gain access to the markets, maximising revenue and minimising cost.

Contact us to discuss your PPA requirements

As a portfolio company of I Squared Capital, Conrad Energy is a financially stable partner for short- or long-term plans to help you save money and maximise your energy assets.

Our people

Damian Darragh

Damian Darragh

Executive Chairman

Damian has a highly successful track record of setting up and sponsoring IPPs having built out 3 successful power generation companies in Infinis (UK), Everpower (USA) and RTR (Italy) through organic and buy-and-build growth strategies. He had a 20 year career with Terra Firma Capital Partners where he was latterly a Managing Director. He is also an advisor to I Squared Capital, a non-executive director at Cory Environmental and a non-executive at the Viridian Group.

Steven Hardman

Steven Hardman

Managing Director

Steven is a corporate lawyer by profession but has spent the last 15 years in the waste and energy sectors. Formerly the Commercial Director at Infinis he is skilled in all aspects of legal and regulatory aspects of the UK energy market and has previously had responsibility for the Infinis wind development team and has built out in excess of 300MW of landfill gas generation and 400MW of onshore wind.

Chris Shears

Chris Shears

Development Director

Chris was formerly Chief Development Officer at Everpower in the USA responsible for the initiation and delivery of over 2GW of project pipeline. He previously worked at RES in the UK and is a hugely experienced power development professional.

Neil Filkin

Neil Filkin

Technical Director

Neil has 23 years’ experience successfully delivering change and improvement into operational environments, across energy, engineering and manufacturing sectors. Formerly the Operations Director of Viridis Power, he has also worked for Infinis, Rolls-Royce and Philips. Neil holds a PhD from Cambridge University and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Lee Priestley

Lee Priestley

Commercial Director

Lee spent 18 years at Centrica working in Energy Marketing and Trading. During this time he spent 10 years as a UK Power Trader and 6 years as Head of Power Origination. After leaving Centrica Lee spent a year at National Grid as Head of Business Development.

Steve Conry

Steve Conry

Operations Director

Steve has 18 over years experience developing and operating power generation projects based on gas reciprocating engine technology. Having worked previously for Viridor, Cory Environmental and Alkane Energy Steve has worked on LFG, AD, Biomethane, Coal Mine Methane and Natural Gas Projects with over 400MW in total successfully delivered to date.

Sarah Appleby

Sarah Appleby

Chief Financial Officer

Sarah is a Chartered Accountant with experience across a broad variety of sectors and over ten years working at Board level, specialising in rapid-growth, private equity backed businesses.

Catherine Martin

Catherine Martin

Head of Portfolio Delivery

Catherine previously worked at Falck Renewables as a Development and Construction Project Manager delivering on-shore wind farms across the UK, and in large scale regeneration development on behalf of the South East of England Development Agency. As our Head of Portfolio delivery she is responsible for both the Project Management Office, facilitating delivery of all sites into construction, and the Compliance function including Planning, Permitting and Due Diligence. Catherine is a civil engineer by training and holds an MPhil from the University of Cambridge.

Mike Denman

Mike Denman

Head of Construction

Mike has over 20 years experience in the construction of energy projects and waste management facilities, having worked previously for Viridor Waste Management and SLR Consulting. Mike is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Waste Management and holds a Masters Degree in Geotechnical Engineering.

Mark Kelly

Mark Kelly

Head of Power Solutions

Mark joined us from Siemens in early 2021 and has previously held management positions at SSE and Honeywell. An experienced energy specialist, he was an instrumental member of the team that grew ENER-G into a market leading technology provider that was acquired by Centrica for £145m. As Head of Power Solutions, Mark helps our customers reduce their energy costs and carbon emissions whilst improving their energy resilience.

Philip Silk

Philip Silk

Head of Development

Phil’s experience in energy development includes a broad spectrum of projects, ranging from upstream oil and gas, geothermal, gas storage and flexible power generation assets and he has worked for Centrica, EDF, SSE, Storengy and Sirius Minerals (Anglo American). As our Head of Development, he is responsible for driving the origination and development of new generation projects across various technologies. Phil holds an MSc from Oxford Brookes University.

Sonia Quiterio

Sonia Quiterio

Head of New Business

Sonia has global experience across a range of generation technologies and joins Conrad Energy from Sembcorp Energy UK where she worked as Senior BESS Asset Manager. As Head of New Business, Sonia is driving our strategy to introduce energy storage and net zero technologies to our portfolio. Sonia holds an MBA from Nottingham Business School.

Tim Foster

Head of Energy Services

Tim joined us from Sembcorp UK where he was Head of Origination, working as Head of UK Services for the ElectroRoute. The former Head of Renewable Origination at Statkraft, where he established their UK Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) business, Tim has a strong track record in the energy sector. As Head of Energy Services, he is responsible for developing our PPA and energy supply business. Tim holds a PhD from the University of Leeds.