Our People


Our Team

Leadership Team

Our leadership team have diverse backgrounds but a shared commitment to Alt HAN’s vision to be the trusted partner for delivering simple solutions for the GB energy retail market that require collective action, and to live our organisational values of People, Passion and Pride.

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Paul Cooper

Managing Director

Leading the Alt HAN team to deliver products and services for Energy Suppliers and their customers. Working closely with the other members of the Alt HAN Board to steer the business in line with Forum decisions. An engineer and energy sector senior executive with over 25 years of experience delivering within complex regulatory frameworks. Paul is also a trustee of a local food bank.

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Elizabeth Jones

Business Operations

Leading Business Operations, ensuring AltHan Co thrives, covering Finance, HR, IT, Compliance and Secretariat services. Beth has developed staff led committees including Health and Wellbeing, Social, ESG, Equality & Diversity and a Women’s forum enabling employees to have a strong voice within AHC. With 25 years’ senior experience across organisations such as BMW, Aviva and healthcare. Married with 2 sons, Beth also loves to travel.

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Chris Perry

Customer Operations

Leading the Alt HAN Operations Team and being the voice of the Customer ensuring that Alt HAN manages all aspects of device logistics and services in line with Energy Supplier requirements. Chris has over 20 years of experience delivering complex projects in a multi-stakeholder environment within the telecoms industry at Arqiva. Chris is also a key investor and big supporter of his fiancée’s mobile prosecco bar venture.

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Amit Sheth


Leading the supplier, regulatory and procurement teams, both delivering the needs of wider Alt HAN Co business and supporting the smart rollout to some of the country’s most vulnerable customers. In previous roles, Amit has led commercial teams at other major projects such as Crossrail and London 2012. Amit also leads our strategy work, working with external stakeholders on shaping the future of Alt HAN Co.

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Matthew Davies

Technical & Quality Assurance

Leading the Alt HAN Technical and Quality Assurance Team ensuring that Alt HAN deliver quality devices to our Energy Suppliers. Matt has over 25 years of experience delivering complex programmes in the highly regulated Financial Services industry. Matt is also a keen sports fan with FA coaching badges for coaching football up to U18 level.

Elected Chairs

The Alt HAN Forum is the decision-making engine where energy supplier representatives debate issues and cast votes.  The Alt HAN Board is how these decisions are given commercial effect. The Board also has an advisory role to the Forum.

The chair of the Forum and all members of the Alt HAN Board are elected by Forum Members.

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Colin Sausman

Chair, Alt HAN Forum

As Forum Chair Colin oversees and facilitates the decision-making of Energy Suppliers through the Alt HAN Forum and supports its engagement with stakeholders.  Colin is an economist and senior executive who has held roles in regulatory bodies in GB and Australia and has advised widely across the energy sector. He is also the vice-chair of governors at his local state secondary school, and an FA-qualified football and futsal coach.  Colin has been Forum Chair since 2017.

Jon Brennan

Chair, Alt HAN Co. Board

As Board Chair, Jon supports the effective operation of the Alt HAN Co Board in meeting its fiduciary responsibilities, and providing challenge and support to the Alt HAN business. Jon is Metering Strategy Manager at E.on, and brings direct and senior level experience from a large energy supply business playing its part in delivering smart metering, including in due course by deploying Alt HAN devices. Jon has been Chair of the Alt HAN Co. board since November 2020.


Board Members

Roger Ellis

EDF Energy

Adam Bailey

British Gas

Joe Mills

Ovo Energy

Paul Cooper

Alt HAN Co
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