UK: Neil Dickinson has joined energy efficiency and microgeneration specialists SIG Energy Management as commercial director, effective immediately.

In the newly created role, Mr Dickinson assumes overall responsibility for all commercial matters at SIG Energy Management, and will head up sales operations across the business. He joins the company Board, and will report directly to managing director Neil Donald.

Mr Dickinson joins the company having gained wide experience in the UK energy sector, previously holding senior positions at some of the UK energy sector’s leading Plcs, including British Gas, National Grid and Eaga (now Carillion Energy Services). Most recently, he has worked in the renewables sector on various commercial and domestic solar PV and Biomass projects under the Feed in Tariff and Renewable Heat Incentive.

SIG Energy Management has also announced the appointment of a new Green Deal & ECO programme manager; ex-Keepmoat sustainability chief Ray Sanderson.

Charged with driving service development around the Government’s Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation schemes, Mr Sanderson will report to Mr Dickinson and take an active role in strategic planning – especially following the ‘hard launch’ of the two programmes in the New Year.

Mr Dickinson commented: “SIG Energy Management is leading the way in this sector, and we’ve set out an ambitious plan to further develop the business in 2013 and beyond. To be joining the company at this time is an exciting opportunity for me, and one that I am ready to seize with both hands.”

Mr Donald said of the appointments: “Bringing Ray and Neil to SIG Energy Management is a real coup, and we are already seeing the benefits of their experience and industry knowledge.

 “These are truly interesting times for the industry, and energy efficiency and the carbon challenge are at the forefront of policy and public consciousness. With Neil and Ray on board, we are perfectly placed to help our customers face these challenges head on.”