ELECTRIC vehicle charging specialist InstaVolt has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of Adrian Keen as CFO.
InstaVolt provides charging infrastructure for electric vehicles and is on track to introduce rapid charging points in more than 3,000 locations across the UK by 2020.
As CFO, Adrian will work closely with the senior management team to oversee all financial operations of the company.
A qualified chartered accountant, Adrian joins InstaVolt with a wealth of experience in both practice and industry. This includes being the former CFO of Anesco, one of the top 100 cleantech companies in the world. During his time there, turnover grew from £21million to over £200million, seeing Anesco ranked the fastest growing private company in the country.
Adrian has also been CFO at private-equity owned international consultancy business Alpha FMC Group, and financial controller at P2i Ltd, a rapidly growing company operating within the field of nano-technology. In both roles, he had responsibility for all day-to-day aspects of financial control, as well as managing relationships with external auditors and stakeholders.
His experiences also include finance roles in the logistics and education sectors, as well time spent as an auditor for KPMG.
Commenting on his appointment, Adrian said: “I’m delighted to join the team at InstaVolt and look forward to playing a role in its ongoing growth. The company has a fantastic vision – to help reduce carbon emissions by supporting the electrification of the UK’s transport system – and a strong and experienced team at its core.
“By combining a great product, with expert delivery and offering tried and tested funding models, InstaVolt is on track to make a real difference – and I’m proud to be part of that.”
InstaVolt CEO Tim Payne, commented: “Adrian is a fantastic addition to the industry-leading team we have pulled together at InstaVolt. He has an outstanding track record within the renewables sector and shares our passion for delivering excellence.
“The market for EVs is growing at a fast pace, as the government takes steps to reduce the country’s carbon emissions by moving away from a fossil fuelled transport system. With the right infrastructure in place that vision could soon be a reality and we’re working hard with our partners to make that happen.”
InstaVolt, based in Basingstoke, works with local authorities, businesses and land owners across the UK to install its charging points, which deliver a financial return for those who house them.
Its innovative ‘open charger’ model allows anyone to use its charging points on a pay-as-you-go basis. The 50kW rapid charging units can provide an 80% charge in just 30 minutes and are listed on popular website,zap-map.com.