Last mile multi-utility network owner and operator, Leep Utilities, has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Peter Whittaker as Technical Director.
Whittaker has over 35 years’ utilities experience, including six years as a Director at Freedom Group.
As Technical Director, Whittaker is responsible for implementing robust legislative and technical processes across the business. He will also be responsible for directing onsite technical operations across electricity, gas, water and district heating projects.
The appointment follows a period of sustained growth for the business, including a number of recent site wins, new hires and being awarded its Independent Gas License expanding the business’ multi-utility adoption offering.
Commenting on the hire, Managing Director of Leep Utilities, Louise Manfredi, said: “Peter is a fantastic addition to Leep Utilities’ senior management team, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge from leading on complex programmes throughout his career.
“With a proven track record of unifying multiple disciplines, Peter will be a real asset to Leep Utilities as we continue to grow.”
Whittaker added: “I’m delighted to be joining Leep Utilities at such a significant time for the business. I’ve been really impressed by Leep’s commitment to providing a flexible and adaptable utility adoption offering to clients. Having the chance to take an active role in the business’ expansion is an exciting prospect.”
Leep Utilities has recently been awarded contracts to energise landmark sites across the UK, including Liverpool Waters and Wood Wharf, the Canary Wharf Group’s New District.
Leep Utilities was formed as a joint venture between Ancala Partners LLP (‘Ancala’), an independent investment management firm and The Peel Group, one of the UK’s leading private real estate investment and infrastructure companies.