Tom Pakenham is Head of Electric Vehicles at OVO Energy. Since joining OVO in January 2017, he has been instrumental in the transition of OVO from a pure energy retail business into a diversified energy services company. He has lead the move into the electric vehicles market with the launch of the EV Everywhere energy bundle, the and ongoing development of smart-charging customer propositions, overseeing OVO’s strategic partnership with Chargemaster (the UK’s biggest provider of electric vehicle charging infrastructure), along with investments into electric vehicle charge point installer, ChargedEV and Indra Renewable Technologies, providers of electric vehicle components and services.
Prior to joining OVO, Tom founded greentomatocars in 2006 – the world’s first low emission taxi company, which he sold to global transport conglomerate Transdev. After selling greentomatocars, Tom launched greentomatoenergy – an energy efficiency and micro-renewables business – which was acquired by a private equity firm in 2013. After this, Tom led the Business Development and Innovation team at Transdev Plc.
Tom graduated from Cambridge University with an MA in history and has a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from BPP Law School. He is a qualified solicitor and an active angel investor.