Dan Burdett joins OVO to empower customers to drive UK decarbonisation and provide outstanding support through high energy prices
28 April 2022
- Dan will join in the newly created role of Chief Customer Officer, ensuring customers are supported during a difficult time of high energy prices and ensuring the company delivers on its Plan Zero aim to deserve its customers trust
- Since its foundation in 2009, OVO has been innovating for its customers and has grown quickly to become the third largest energy supplier in the UK
- High energy prices combined with the urgent need to decarbonise means it has never been more important to provide a world class customer experience and outstanding support for those that need it.
Thursday 28th April: OVO Energy, the company on a mission to drive progress to zero carbon living, has announced the appointment of Dan Burdett, Customer and Growth Officer for Pret A Manger to join its team as Chief Customer Officer.
OVO Energy is the UK’s third largest energy supplier with ambitious goals to decarbonise homes across the country and help lower the carbon footprint of its customers. The company is committed to supporting its customers through high energy prices, adapting its business model to ensure customers get the help they need whilst delivering on its net zero ambitions.
At Pret, Dan led on the transformation of its business model after it was forced to reinvent itself during the pandemic. At the heart of this transformation plan was a significant shift in the way the business serves customers, providing food and coffee through new digital and retail channels. Dan was part of the team that launched the UK’s first Coffee Subscription service other customer driven initiatives such as, click and collect, home delivery, and new app and digital loyalty schemes
Raman Bhatia, CEO of OVO said:
“The urgent need to decarbonise combined with the rising cost of energy means it has never been more important to provide a leading customer experience and support customers when they need it. Dan is a world class expert in his field, bringing with him an enormous amount of experience from some of the most customer-centric companies in the world. He will have a critical role in shaping OVO’s future and I’m looking forward to working alongside him”.
Dan Burdett commented:
“With costs of energy increasing and economic uncertainty backing up against a need to accelerate decarbonisation, the need to bring cheaper, greener, energy to customers will never be a bigger problem for the world to solve, than it is today. I couldn’t think of a more exciting opportunity right now than to join one of the most progressive, mission led, green energy businesses in the UK, and to play my part in helping to solve how we deliver outstanding customer experiences alongside our goals of being a sustainable business.”
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About OVO Energy
OVO Energy was founded in 2009 and redesigned the energy experience to be fair, effortless, green and simple for all customers. The company has spent the last decade investing in the market leading technology, customer service operations and digital products to help members cut their carbon emissions. 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 reduce their household emissions at the same time.