Head of Ideas Lab and Commercial Director of Home Energy Management Ventures, Centrica Innovations
Nicola is responsible for internal venture creation in Centrica Innovations – a £100m investment fund targeted at changing the way we live, work and move through energy. Alongside this role, Nicola is the Commercial Director of Home Energy Management Ventures – a Centrica business created to transform the way energy is generated and managed in the home. In 2018, Nicola incubated Centrica Mobility Ventures, a business providing energy solutions for the electrification of the transport sector.
Prior to her time at Centrica Nicola spent 7 years in a sustainable energy social enterprise and launched two new business opportunities through social accelerator programmes. Nicola joined Centrica three four ago, where she was responsible for designing, developing and securing investment in the £19m Cornwall Local Energy Systems demonstration project, and over the course of her career, has raised nearly £50m for innovation projects and business investment.
Further to this, Nicola is leading efforts to establish a venture capital fund for women in cleantech, has a B.Eng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering with Business, an MSc in Sustainable Development and is a student at Cambridge Judge Business School studying for an MSt. In Entrepreneurship. In her spare time, Nicola is a long distance sea swimmer and in 2017 successfully completed a solo crossing of the English Channel.