Utilitywise Appoint New CEO

Utilitywise plc, independent utility cost management consultancy, have announced the appointment of Brendan Flattery as Chief Executive Officer, effective 1st October 2016.

Brendan joins Utilitywise from integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems market leader, The Sage Group plc ("Sage"), where he was responsible for leading a 7,000-person business unit operating across 11 countries which generated annual revenues of circa £800 million from a customer base of more than two million. Former roles during his thirteen years at Sage included CEO, UK & Ireland, and Managing Director, Small Business and Mid-Market Divisions.

Prior to joining Sage, Brendan held senior positions at a number of businesses, including Yates Group plc, Intercare plc and Park Group plc.

As previously announced, Geoff Thompson, founder and current CEO of Utilitywise, will become Executive Chairman. Richard Feigen, who has chaired the Group since flotation in 2012, will remain on the Board as a Non-Executive Director.

Commenting on the announcement, Geoff Thompson, incoming Executive Chairman, said: “I look forward to working with Brendan in my new role as Executive Chairman, which will enable me to focus on Group strategy and key client relationships whilst remaining firmly involved in the business.”

Brendan commented: “This is an exciting time in the evolution of the Group. Although it has already made significant progress in building out its market leading procurement and energy services businesses, there remains considerable potential to generate further substantial growth across the Group.”

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