Eric Brown is an independent consultant in energy systems. In his work he focusses on projects and initiatives that address the challenges and opportunities of energy system transformation in pursuit of Net Zero. He is the former Chief Technology Officer at the Energy Systems Catapult, having been part of the team that established the organisation. He remains engaged with the Catapult as Executive Adviser.
Eric became involved in the energy sector after having gained many years’ experience in the telecommunications industry. He began his career in product and technology roles with major international organisations including Nortel Networks and Hewlett Packard. He then worked as an independent consultant with start-up network operators in various European countries as they sought to build the infrastructure that would enable them to deliver innovative digital services in competitive markets. This led to co-founding a company that supported operators and their partners in defining, designing and delivering systems to respond to the demands of substantial technology and business change.
Eric is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of The Institution of Engineering and Technology and a Fellow of the Energy Institute.