Neil McDermott

Neil McDermott

Chief Executive

Neil McDermott has been the Chief Executive of the Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC) and the Electricity Settlements Company (ESC) since 2014.  With over 25 years in the energy sector, he brings to the team a breadth of strategic, commercial and leadership skills gained across a range of environments having undertaken roles in management consulting, development of energy infrastructure projects, energy trading, asset operations and commercial origination.  Previous companies include EDF Energy, Enron, Ernst & Young and National Power, the forerunner of RWE.  He has served as a Board Director for over 20 years and since 2017, he has been an independent member of the BEIS Project Investment Committee. 

George Pitt

George Pitt

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, George is responsible for multiple areas of the business, including Finance, Procurement, Risk and Assurance, Analytics, Technology, Settlement and Scheme Operations, and Change Management. His career spans more than 20 years of varied experience across the energy industry in finance and leadership roles.

Prior to joining LCCC in 2019, George held senior positions in Orsted, Centrica and Shell giving him a broad and deep knowledge of the energy industry, and also  how people in finance, technology and operations can come together to deliver excellent results. George’s commercial experience in sales-led businesses has also sharpened his ability to ensure that LCCC realises the best possible value for money in achieving outcomes on behalf of the end consumer.

George holds an M.Eng. in Engineering, Economics and Management from the University of Oxford, and subsequently trained as a management accountant.

Allison Sandle

Allison Sandle - General Counsel and Company Secretary

General Counsel and Company Secretary

Allison is a dual qualified lawyer and surveyor with over 20 years’ experience in the energy and construction sectors. She is a former Partner of an international law firm and currently a non-executive director of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Allison brings to the role extensive in-house legal and private practice experience and has particular expertise in long term contracts with stable income streams and renewable energy projects including wind, hydro, biomass and CHP. 

Cynthia Duodu

Cynthia Duodu

Director of People & Organisation Development

As Director of People and Organisation Development, Cynthia is responsible for driving our People Strategy, establishing the vision and leading on all people operations, systems and programmes.She also has responsibility for Internal Communications and Workplace Facilities. Cynthia brings a wealth of strategic and commercial experience gained within both the private and public sectors. She holds a Master of Arts (MA) in Marketing Management, is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (MCIPD) and a Freeman of the Guild of HR Professionals

Andrew Deeley

Andrew Deeley

Director of Strategy and Development

Andrew joined LCCC in November 2022 as Director of Strategy and Development. 

Andrew has worked in the energy industry for over a decade, specifically with National Grid Plc for over six and a half years and previously with RWE Group. Previously,  Andrew has led on a range of areas from developing HVDC electricity interconnector businesses across Europe, growing offshore wind in the Northeast US, as well as hydrogen and CCUS within the UK. Andrew’s roles have covered commercial/business development, directing large clean energy projects and developing strategy and growth ambitions.  

At LCCC, Andrew’s role will be to be to develop our company strategy, improve existing schemes, develop new schemes, and drive LCCCs stakeholder engagement and corporate affairs activities.  

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography from The University of Birmingham, various project management qualifications, and is currently on course to complete his Global Masters of Business Administration by the end of 2023. 
 

James King

James King

Director of Scheme Delivery

James is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer (CEng) with over 30 years of experience in delivering major infrastructure projects in the utilities sector. At LCCC James has responsibility for Scheme Delivery, which includes the CfD contracts and the New and Bespoke Schemes.

Prior to joining LCCC, James worked for a Tier 1 infrastructure contractor as a sector Commercial Director. James’ career has included engineering and environmental consultancies, windfarm development, water and wastewater commercial project development and operations via project finance.

James is a member of the Institute of Directors (IoD) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). He holds BEng (Mechanical Engineering), MSc (Engineering & Project Management), and MA (Leadership & Management) degrees.