Key Staff

Peter Whitton - Managing Director

More than 35 years' experience in senior commercial, energy trading, business development, project management, strategy and technical management positions in the electricity and energy supply industry.  Peter is a Founder Director and has lead the development of the company including its interface to Government and industry.  Peter is currently chair of the Carbon Capture and Storage Association.


Chris Manson-Whitton - Director

An energy expert with a particular focus on taking innovative technologies from concept to deployment. Much of Chris' recent work has been driving forward demonstration projects in the low carbon gas sector, notably the development and delivery of the HyDeploy project. He has a strong technical background, combined with skills in forming consortia and bringing stakeholders together to enable project delivery. 


Andy Brown - Engineering Director

Extensive operational, maintenance and engineering power station experience within CEGB and its successor companies.  Andy is currently directing the technical elements of the Liverpool-Manchester Hydrogen project for Progressive. He chairs the Energy Institute‚Äôs Carbon Capture and Storage Technical Committee, and is the UK Expert Representative for CO2 transport in the production of an ISO Standard for Carbon dioxide capture transportation and storage.


David Hanstock - Commercial Director

Senior business development, strategy and technology roles within CEGB. A founding director of Progressive Energy leading on project financial appraisals and complex process analyses. Instrumental in a number of EU Framework programmes, on executive boards, active in the formulation of EU policy for the Emissions Trading Scheme and UK Governmental bodies focused on carbon mitigation.


David Parkin - Director

David is a recognised industry leader in the development of low carbon energy infrastructure and joined Progressive Energy as a director in 2019. As Network Strategy Director for National Grid Gas (subsequently Cadent), he led the formation of the Future of Gas programme which first set out a strategy for decarbonisation of heat and led to the development of numerous projects in the sector, including the HyDeploy and HyNet hydrogen projects. A chartered engineer, David spend the early part of his career at BAE Systems / Airbus, before moving to Atkins in 2008, where he became Director of Power and Renewables. David holds degrees from Cambridge, Warwick and MIT.


Adam Baddeley

Nearly 20 years of consulting experience for Government and the private sector. An accomplished project manager, currently working on several hydrogen-related projects funded by the GDNs and on a range of energy storage projects to deploy batteries in industry. Adam also has significant commercial experience, leading bids and due diligence projects on behalf of DONG Energy, RWE Npower, SSE, Lloyds and Barclays.


Trevor Croft

Business Operations Manage at Eggborough Power Station and other roles within CEGB. Founding team of Rolls-Royce Power Ventures, and project developer with Advanced Power. Trevor developed and delivered complex power projects in the UK and Europe, including evaluating and structuring projects, risk assessment, project financing, technical and commercial contract negotiation, plant construction, plant operations and maintenance.


Philip Cozens

Experienced project manager, developer and highly respected technical expert. 40 years' experience in the energy industries including oil and gas, followed by over ten years in waste and sustainable energy. With Progressive Energy Philip has participated in technology developments in carbon capture from industrial processes, the validation of novel power generation technologies, due diligence for investors and the evolution of a novel technology for production of bio-substitute natural gas (BioSNG).


Mike Cairns-Terry

An energy engineer whose work has focused increasingly on the production and use of hydrogen as an energy vector. Mike has project managed studies into production of hydrogen from waste and use of steelworks gases in novel CCS technologies. He has also undertaken due diligence work on a range of related novel technologies, overseeing experimental test programmes, and producing process models to inform wider project development.


Tommy Isaac

A chartered chemical and mechanical engineer with consulting and operational experience within the nuclear power, oil and gas, and clean energy sectors. Notable expertise includes optimisation and troubleshooting of process industries and first principle technical due diligence of novel technologies Tommy is currently focused on the delivery of the HyDeploy project and technical lead for a variety of Whole Systems projects to integrate decarbonisation strategy between gas and electricity networks.