Ken Temple - Chairman
Ken worked for the John Lewis Partnership for over 25 years including six years as Personnel Director for Waitrose, eleven years as Chief Registrar/Partners’ Counsellor (a role concerned with JLP’s values and constitution), and then following retirement from full-time work four years as president of the Partnership Council, until 2010. He has been involved with Baxi Partnership since 2000, first as a Trustee and more recently as a non-exec director on the Board.
Peter Stocks - Managing Partner
Peter became Chief Executive of Baxi Partnership in 2010, after more than 12 years in the employee owned sector. He was a Senior Vice President and UK Chief Executive at SAIC, a US-based, 45,000-strong employee owned firm specialising in technology innovation. While there he oversaw major employees transfers to employee ownership at organisations including Scottish Power, BP and Andersen Consulting. He is a current Non-exec Director, and former Chairman (2007-2010), of the Employee Ownership Association (EOA). Between 2006 and 2010, Peter operated either as an independent consultant or through Godrevy Ltd (which he co-founded), advising mostly public sector projects on transition into mutual and social enterprise delivery models, including work with the Youth Justice Board of England and Wales.
Alastair Scott - Financial Director
Alastair is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Banker and has a BA in Accountancy and Computer Science from Heriot-Watt University and an MSc in Information Technology from University of Glasgow. Prior to working with Baxi Partnership, Alastair held senior posts in retail banking, the drinks industry and IT consultancy. Alastair has extensive experience in Group reporting, consolidation, internal reporting, process improvement, business integration and change management. Alastair provides financial support and expertise to companies within the Baxi Partnership family of companies.
John Alexander - Investment Director
John is a Chartered Accountant with an extensive background in practical business solutions. His expertise lies in the creative design of ownership structures and the creation of realistic funding packages for companies moving into employee ownership. He is also expert in aligning governance with business objectives so that the most effective structures are implemented. John has worked closely with a number of employee owned companies, pre and post business transfer, and has advised government departments and public services on the feasibility of implementing co-ownership into their organisations. John is responsible for our co-investment relationships and raising project finance.
Annette Rowe - Director of Partnership Development and People Engagement
Annette Rowe worked for employee owned energy providers Eaga plc for over 20 years, having been one of four original employees who founded the company in 1990. Annette was Customer Engagement and People Engagement Director through a period which saw Eaga become the second largest employee owned company in the UK after the John Lewis Partnership with over 5,000 employees. In that time, Eaga consistently won national awards for employer of the year and customer service, featuring in the Times 100 Best Companies to Work list from 2005 to 2008, when the Eaga subsidiary Heat took the No1 spot. Annette has over 30 years experience in creating employee engagement programmes in both the public and private sectors. She currently sits on the boards of a number of organisations, including the South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust.
Ewan Hall - Legal Director & Managing Director, Transition Services
Ewan was previously Partner at Scottish law firm Wright Johnston & Mackenzie LLP, where he worked with Baxi Partnership for over ten years before moving full time to our Partnership. As well having broad knowledge of general corporate, commercial, banking and security work, Ewan has extensive experience in transitions to employee ownership and investments in employee-owned businesses. Ewan has also worked in in the renewables sector – primarily acting for landowners, communities and investors where corporate or funding advice was required.
Campbell McDonald - Director of Communications & Managing Director, Baxi Partnership Advisory
Campbell joined Baxi Partnership from Luther Pendragon where he led teams providing communications and public policy support to the John Lewis Partnership and the Employee Ownership Association. Other clients included Central Surrey Health, the Department of Health, local authorities and large charities. Before that, Campbell was at the Cabinet Office for five years (including a brief stint in the No10 Press Office), and left as Chief Press Officer and Press Secretary to Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP. Prior to government, Campbell was a journalist for three years. He has a BA in Politics from Durham University, an MA in Transnational Communications from Goldsmiths College, University of London, and a CIPR Post-Graduate Diploma.
Peter Matthews - Managing Partner, Baxi Partnership Professional Services
Peter has worked in, managed and built a number of successful consulting and advisory businesses over the past 25 years. In 2000, Peter joined global employee owned science and technology experts SAIC, to build SAIC Consulting into a thriving business providing products and services to clients in the UK, Europe and the USA, across both public and private sectors. Peter has worked with clients across a range of sectors, but has particular experience in IT services, utilities and the sustainability and renewable energy sector. He has a degree in agriculture and an MBA from Strathclyde Business School.
Dave Worthington - Managing Director, Verco
Dave is a leading advisor on organisational carbon management, building integrated renewables, energy services and sustainable building design providing input to low carbon building policy development via work for DECC and the Zero Carbon Hub. He is also involved in the manufacturing and industrial sectors advising multi-national clients on energy services and FM procurement as well as supply chain carbon reduction.
Dave is on the Institute of Mechanical Engineers’ Renewable Power Committee, the UK-GBC’s Policy Committee, the Zero Carbon Hub’s Energy Working Group, and is a regular speaker on the CRC, zero carbon buildings, and energy efficiency in non-domestic buildings.