The Team

Katie Snell

Having worked within the property department for 9 years, I have had the pleasure of working within the majority of the Nwes sites in the Norfolk and Waveney area. For the last 2.5 years I have been based at OrbisEnergy and more recently as Senior Coordinator overlooking the renewable hub and team.

I have since completed a CMI Level 5 in Leadership and Management. Key areas of interest lie within business strategy and development, as well as customer focus, people, sales and marketing.

Outside of working life, I have several interests including reading, art, antiques, travel and horse riding.

Devon Mills

Devon joined the team at OrbisEnergy as an Administration Coordinator in November 2014 and more recently a Centre Coordinator in January 2016. Having previously worked within various customer service roles she is pleased to be able to apply her skills and knowledge to her position at OrbisEnergy.

She is keen to build a strong understanding within the Offshore Renewable industry, whilst being able to develop a good mind for business and sales.

Devon Graduated from the University of Northampton in 2013, where she studied Fashion Design. She has a keen interest in design and constructing garments, generally anything creative. Devon is quite active and enjoys going to the gym regularly, some of her other interests includes: reading, drawing and music.

Johnathan Reynolds

Johnathan is responsible for all aspects of business and supply chain development for the flagship innovation and incubation centre for offshore renewables in the east of England, OrbisEnergy.

Johnathan’s role involves working with companies across the offshore renewable energy supply chain, from early stage R&D to direct engagement with developers, operators and top tier suppliers including liaising with government departments and agencies stimulating investment and growth across the sector.

Previously Head of Energy and Climate Change at the East of England Development Agency, and General Manager for the East of England Energy Group, Johnathan brings more than 14 years experience working in the energy and related sectors working in areas of business growth, technology commercialisation and strategy/policy development.

Johnathan is currently director at energy business consultants Nautilus Associates; Non-Executive Director of the Adapt Low Carbon Group, part of the University of East Anglia; and board member of the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership’s Green Economy Pathfinder.

Matt Holden

Matthew Holden

Matt’s role is Technical Support Manager, his main duty is leading the European Clusters for Offshore Wind Servicing Project (ECOWindS, on behalf of Nwes. In addition to ECOWindS Matt’s role is provide support for the property team and to carry out specific project work.

During Matt’s time at Nwes he has held a number of different roles and has progressed within property to become a part of the Property Management Team. Prior to joining Nwes Matt spent 5 years working in local government years as a Council Tax and Business Rates Officer and before that he worked for TXU Energi (formerly Eastern Electricity) for 4 years as a customer account advisor and trainer. This has given Matt experience of both the public and private sectors and insight into areas that can help support businesses.

Matt is a member of several charity groups and helps to raise money for good causes by portraying various sci-fi characters. Matt is most well-known for his portrayal of the Doctor (David Tennant version) from Doctor Who and can be often be found trying to keep Daleks under control at events across the UK. Aside from this Matt is a keen model maker and painter and also enjoys spending time with friends and family.

John Balch

John is Managing Director of Nautilus, Director of Nwes and Hub Director of OrbisEnergy and Beacon Innovation Centre. He is a mechanical engineer and has broad experience gained over 40 years in the international offshore industry. John has a proven track record in the development and commercialisation of technology based products and businesses.

Nautilus specialises in strategic business consultancy, innovation and supply chain support. Nwes is the UK’s leading enterprise agency with more than 450 high growth tenant companies.


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