London, Wednesday 5th August 2020: OVO Energy, the UK’s largest independent energy supplier serving nearly 5m customers, announces the appointment of Jonson Cox as Non-Executive Director of the recently created OVO Energy Board.
Following the acquisition of SSE‘s supply business in January 2020, OVO Energy established a new Board chaired by Stacey Cartwright, for its UK retail business which oversees customer brands OVO Energy, SSE Energy Services, Boost, Spark and CORGI Homeplan. This is in addition to the existing OVO Group Board.
Jonson Cox has wide experience in commercial and regulated businesses. After an early career with Shell, Cox has led two major turnarounds in the water industry taking both companies to high ranking positions in the sector: Yorkshire Water in the late 1990s, and returning to the sector from 2004 to 2010 as Group Chief Executive of AWG plc, owner of Anglian Water Services and Morrison plc. He has served as Chair of Ofwat since 2012 and is a senior adviser to global fund I Squared Capital.
Commenting on the appointment, Stacey Cartwright, Chair of OVO Energy Board said:
“Jonson brings a wealth of valuable regulatory experience to the OVO Energy Board. This combined with strong experience in improving the customer experience and driving operational excellence makes him a fantastic addition. I’m delighted to welcome Jonson to OVO.”
Jonson Cox said:
“OVO is one of the most innovative companies in the energy market and it's an exciting time to join and help support the team. With ambitions on climate change that have much relevance to all of us, I’m looking forward to getting started”.
OVO Energy was founded in 2009 and redesigned the energy experience to be fair, effortless, green and simple for all customers. Today OVO Energy and its Retail partners serve nearly 5 million customers, all striving to deliver more affordable clean energy for everyone. OVO is on a mission through its sustainability strategy Plan Zero to tackle the most important issue of our time; the climate crisis, by bringing our customers with us on the journey towards zero carbon living. OVO Energy has committed to being a net zero carbon business and achieve bold science-based carbon reduction targets by 2030, while helping members halve their carbon footprint at the same time.
OVO Energy includes the retail brands: OVO Energy, SSE Energy Services, Boost, Spark Energy, CORGI HomePlan.