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Tim Humpage

Managing Director

Tim joined BSR in 2014 having previously worked in various Construction and Civil engineering roles globally for over two decades. Starting as a Site Engineer for Balfour Beatty, on major civil engineering projects in the UK, his career has taken him to a number of countries and through a variety of senior management roles within various disciplines and large-scale projects, including time as Director: Projects for UNISA in South Africa.

Tim has 25 years experience in Construction and Civil Engineering experience on projects up to $500million

Fran Button

Director of Legal

Fran joined BSR in 2015 as Director of Legal.

Prior to that she was a solicitor in private practice, spending 14 years with Pinsent Masons LLP (latterly as a partner). Her specialism is in drafting and negotiating building contracts and operation and maintenance contracts for major infrastructure projects.

Her particular expertise is in renewables having being involved in the sale, financing and development of large-scale solar projects, energy storage and energy from waste projects.

She is responsible for risk management and contracts within the group. Recent achievements include the negotiation of a number of EPC and O&M contracts for large-scale solar internationally, including 3 projects in Australia and 1 in the Netherlands.

Gary Phillips

Finance Director

Gary Joined BSR in April 2013, progressing to Group Financial Controller in February 2014.  Whilst managing the daily financial functions of the Group he has gained extensive experience in the acquisition, disposal and funding of some of the UK’s largest solar and energy storage projects.  He has also been pivotal in the Group’s expansion into international markets and internal restructuring of its core business.  He was appointed as Finance Director in November 2019.  Gary is responsible for the overall financial strategy for the BSR Group and manages all central services functions including HR and IT.

Prior to joining BSR Gary worked in the wholesale drinks industry for 12 years obtaining significant commercial insight and management experience as a Regional Finance Manager responsible for 11 distribution depots across 3 trading regions with 11 sales and admin teams.

Rob Peters

Commercial Director

Since joining BSR in 2014 Rob has coordinated the corporate set up of BSR group international businesses in multiple jurisdictions.

These include a utility scale solar EPC business set up in Australia (+$32million turnover) and the Netherlands (+$1million turnover). Rob has implemented end to end procurement and supply chain process on c.+$15million of product procurement negotiation in 2019.

As Head of Commercial Robs activities include; Business Development, Client Management and Business orientation to U.K. Solar-PV Development, EPC and O&M, Energy Storage Development and O&M. Also international utility scale solar EPC and Energy storage EPC services.

Rob joined BSR after a successful 12 year early career with the bio-gas renewable energy sector from 2003 to 2014.

Mark Hollands

Director of Energy Strategy

Mark has over 17 years of experience in the energy industry in roles covering electricity trading, forecasting and pricing, project valuation, debt finance and corporate M&A with British Energy, Ecotricity and BSR.

Mark leads the negotiation of PPA’s on behalf of Energy Suppliers and corporate companies, most recently agreeing a PPA with Shell Europe and previously working with UPM and Engie on a corporate PPA and sleeved arrangement and agreeing a 15-year sleeved PPA with HSBC.

Colin Ramsay

Head of Development

Colin joined BSR in 2012 working in several roles from Procurement through to and residing as Head of Project management.

Colin, as Head of Development advances unsubsidised ground-mount solar PV and energy storage projects from inception through to operation.

He is an experienced Programme Manager with over 20 years’ experience in managing complex Electro/Mechanical projects from high-speed production lines through to Aerospace manufacture.

Steve Chapman

Head of Design & Engineering

Steve joined BSR in 2014. Steve worked as a Project Manager, however has market expertise was soon discovered and he transitioned into the Head of Design & Engineering role where he has flourished.

After nearly 15 years working in IT infrastructure engineering roles for a global bank, Steve completed a part-time Masters in Renewable Energy at Loughborough University. He was closely involved in the construction of West Solent Solar (a community solar project) before joining BSR.

Charlie Murray

Head of UK Construction

Charlie joined BSR in 2013 after 10 years developing property and has gained over 6 years’ experience within renewables. Charlie started in the business as the Quality Manager and has worked his way through various roles to Head of UK Construction

He manages the UK & Europe construction team, overseeing all aspects of the construction phase.

Delivering in advance of 450MW of projects including the 4 largest solar parks in the UK and a 50MW Battery Energy Storage System.

Mark Hancock

Head of Post Construction

Mark has worked for BSR for 6 years, starting in the construction team and part of site management that built Hadlow Solar Park (18.9MW). Mark continued his progression to the Head of Commissioning during Shotwick (63MW) and Wroughton (72MW) as well as over 120MW on other parks through TOC and multiple projects through FAC.

Wanting a new challenge Mark joined the O&M team as Head of O&M Account Management team, he was responsible for client relationships and O&M contract P&L for over 50 projects.

Mark now sits as the Head of Post Construction, he is responsible for the overall management of the EPC and O&M contracts for projects in operation. The role brings together the management of all O&M functions and EPC contracts regarding post construction milestones for projects completed by the BSR Group, as well as those contracts being carried out for external clients.

Olli Dixon

Head of EPC Australia

Olli joined BSR in 2012 as Site Manager delivering several large-scale solar farms across the UK.  Staying within the company, Olli progressed to the Client Project Management team, developing projects through to shovel ready delivery and operation.

Olli re-joined the EPC team as a Contracts Manager, delivering solar and BESS projects for the company until his relocation to Australia in 2018. He has now progressed to Head of EPC Australia, where the BSR construction portfolio continues to grow.

Olli has over 8 years of solar experience and has worked on some of the biggest renewable (solar and BESS) projects in the UK.