We are pleased to announce the appointment of former Npower CEO, Volker Beckers who joins the Igloo board as our new Non-executive Chairman, bringing with him a wealth of industry knowledge and experience. Volker will be working with us to further accelerate our growth and support our continued focus on delivering pioneering products and services to our valued customers.
With more than 25 years in senior positions across the energy sector, Volker’s non-executive experience spans across private and public sector as well as academia and work with charities. His key focus is still on energy and he brings with him additional knowledge of the technologies heralded as the future of energy.
This is the first role Volker has accepted with an energy supplier since leaving Npower in 2012. His wealth of experience in the UK and international utilities industries means he will be able to advise on our strategy as we look to accelerate our growth and scale rapidly yet sustainably as a supplier, while maintaining our same great level of service.
Volker’s background in future technologies will also support the development of our pioneering home services arm, Igloo Works, aimed at seamlessly reducing how much energy customers use at home, through the installation of low-carbon heating solutions such as air source heat pumps.
We were founded in 2017 to disrupt the traditional energy supply model: providing one simple tariff and actively helping our customers use less energy. Having grown rapidly we now supply over 130,000 customers across the UK, delivering outstanding service and receiving industry recognition along the way – such as our consistently high Citizens Advice ratings, and being crowned winners of the Inaugural Compare The Market Simples Awards for Energy Innovation.
CEO and Co-founder of Igloo, Matt Clemow, had this to say around the appointment: “We are delighted that Volker is joining the Igloo board as Non-executive Chairman. We are privileged to be able to support our customers in reducing their energy use and so their carbon footprint. Volker’s experience will be invaluable as we look to scale as an energy supplier and roll out alternative heating technologies to customers’ homes at scale. Volker shares our vision and has the expertise to support us in achieving our goals.”
On behalf of everyone here at Igloo, we would like to welcome Volker to the team, and we look forward to continue building on our successes so far.