Juliet Davenport - Founder of Good Energy
Meet Juliet Davenport, our founder
Once upon a time, there was a great storm. It was 1987 and Juliet Davenport was sat in an Oxford University library as a student, pondering climate physics. It was here that Juliet’s passion for climate change, environment and, ultimately, energy began.
Fast forward over a decade and Juliet became founder and Chief Executive Officer of Good Energy – a 100% renewable energy company with a mission to power a greener, cleaner future together.
Juliet has always been a trailblazer. Rather than follow the traditional route of training to be a lawyer or study for an MBA, Juliet chose to do things differently and worked in the heart of Europe; a role which gave her a deeper understanding of the energy market.
It was here that she realised there could be a different way. Why couldn’t energy creation be local and energy supply be low carbon? How could clean technology and the power of a great idea transform the energy market? The idea for Good Energy was born.
The early years were spent surviving. Juliet and Good Energy have always had to innovate, lead the sector and create their own path. And it’s this innovative attitude continues to define and shape Good Energy today.
Juliet continues to lead and innovate in the energy sector; in 2013 Juliet was awarded an OBE for services to renewables and in June 2015 was appointed to the board of the Natural Environment Research Council. She has various appointments with academic organisations, including University of Wales, Imperial College, Bristol University and London School of Economics LSE, where she works on innovation and where possible influencing the next generation to think about the energy transition and our low carbon future.
Juliet is passionate about creating a business that does good; one that can deliver the needs of society in a purposeful way, rather than just thinking about money. As part of this she is working with the British Academy’s Future of the Corporation project, thinking about a better future, one where business can be the good guy.
In May 2021 Juliet stepped down as Chief Executive Officer, moving into a Director role on Good Energy’s Board.
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