Our Team

Eelpower operates as a small executive team backed up by longstanding outsourced partners.

Governance is provided by a board with diverse experience of investing, finance, technology, trading, regulated industries, renewables, sustainable generation and industrial consumption.

Stephen Partridge-Hicks

Stephen Partridge-Hicks

Chairman

Co-founder of Gordian Knot, a London and NY based asset management company that specialises in credit, fixed income and derivative markets.  SPH is also Chairman of Yorkshire Hydropower & Northern Hydropower, two EIS funded, run-of-river hydropower companies that operate generation and storage assets in England which he co-founded with Mark Simon. Previously at Citibank, educated at Harvard Business School and London School of Economics.  Keen pilot (gliding, racing, display and vintage aircraft). Lives in London and in Suffolk.   Typically seen with a pair of black Labradors; Nimbus & Niro.

Mark Simon

Mark Simon

Chief Executive

Mark is an experienced entrepreneur, who has been dedicated to establishing environmentally responsible, renewable energy generation in the United Kingdom since 2010.   Following an early career at IBM culminating in the Chairman’s office in Armonk NY, Mark has grown a broad range of businesses through inception to market sale. Mark holds a degree in Physics from Oxford University.

As Managing Director of Farm Power Apollo and Barn Energy, Mark has pioneered solar PV and low head hydropower, with the first co-located electricity storage assets in the UK.  Eelpower emerges from this experience of transforming the viability and returns of renewables using electricity storage.

Magdalena Markiewicz

Magdalena Markiewicz

Chief Financial Officer

Magdalena has a wealth of international corporate finance experience having spent most of her career building capital structure solutions for companies. She has also held senior roles in several high growth entrepreneurial businesses where she established their finance functions.

During seven years at Rothschild, working in their Global Financial Advisory Group, she helped companies structure and raise capital across a broad spectrum of global industries – with particular focus on the energy sector. Earlier in her career, Magdalena worked as a consultant for Arthur Andersen and Deloitte (Brussels), followed by various roles at Morgan Stanley (New York), Goldman Sachs and Lehman Brothers (London).

Magdalena is fluent in Polish, French, and Spanish and she holds an MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona.

Graham Peacock

Graham Peacock

Shareholder Non Executive Director

Graham co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer at the leading independent UK filling station business, MRH GB Limited, until its sale in early 2016.

Stuart McKee

Stuart McKee

Non Executive Director

Stuart is an ex UK and Global Head of Corporate Finance at PwC. Since retiring from the Firm in 2020, he has built a portfolio of Non Executive and Advisory roles in the Energy, Consumer Brands, Marketing Services and Private Equity sectors.

Jamie Vernon

Jamie Vernon

Asset Manager

Joined Mark in 2015 to build hydropower business. Experienced asset manager of energy storage, hydropower and solar sites with a background in site development as well. Previously worked in energy management and carbon reporting for the likes of British Land, Barclays, Heineken and H&M. 

Holds a degree in Anthropology and Geography from UCL.

Scarlett Di

Scarlett Di

Commercial Operations Manager

Scarlett is responsible for pipeline acquisition and technology assessment and procurement. She has extensive experience in the development, deployment and operation of renewable energy and flexible energy projects, having spent nine years in the industry. Prior to her role at Eelpower, she held roles with key industry players such as Anesco and Lark Energy, with specialities including DNO grid connections and contract negotiation.

She holds an MSc from Loughborough University and a BSc in International Trade and Economics from Anhui University of Finance and Economics.

She is fluent in Mandarin.

Kevin Denham

Finance