IMServ appoints former British Gas CEO, Ian Peters, as Chairman.
- Ian Peters currently Chair of the UK Health Security Agency (UKSHA).
- IMServ technology today is managing more than 25% of all the electricity that goes through the National Grid.
- This is IMServ’s first major announcement since it was acquired by energy-focused private equity firm Bluewater.
Steve Brown, IMServ MD: “With his distinguished career history to date, we are confident Ian will be a fervent and adept ambassador for IMServ. In addition, he is a strategic thinker and a great personality fit with an engaging, innovative, and people-centric leadership style.”
Peters is a technology-focused Chairman with a successful track record of growing businesses across multiple sectors – ranging from energy to financial services, regularly leveraging software, information, and data analytics to improve efficiency. It is that experience in particular that fits so well with IMServ’s business model.
Since 2015, Ian has worked on a portfolio of advisory roles. In addition to his new role as a Chairman at IMServ, he currently holds the Chair of the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), an executive agency of the Department of Health and Social Care. Before this, Ian was a former Chief Executive of British Gas, Managing Director of NatWest Small Business Services, and Chairman of several data-driven growth technology companies.
Ian also holds advisory roles with several start-up businesses, which all have in common the aim to create transformational change through technology.
IMServ is one of the UK’s largest independent energy data management providers, and is enabling the decentralisation of power generation and digitalisation of the electricity market. The company has gone from strength to strength as smart meters have become a virtual platform to deliver data that helps reduce carbon emissions.
IMServ was acquired by Bluewater, the specialist international private equity firm focused on the middle-market energy sector, in September this year. Ian Peters’ appointment is the company’s first major announcement since then.
Welcoming Ian’s appointment as a Chairman, Steve Brown, Managing Director, IMServ, says, “We are extremely pleased to welcome Ian as a Chairman at IMServ. Ian knows the energy sector like the back of his hand and his proven successful track record will be a great asset to the company. Amongst his vast experience is his history of working with and growing private-equity owned companies, which we’ll be looking forward to tapping into.”
Ian Peters, Chairman, IMServ, says, “I am honoured to take up the role of Chairman of IMServ – a company with huge potential that I believe I can really contribute to. I have known the company for a while thanks to its reputation for industry-leading data collection and smart meter technology. IMServ will without a doubt play a considerable part in the UK energy transition, helping the country become more energy efficient and bring down emissions.”