Tom Pakenham is Director of OVO Smart Home, the division within OVO Energy responsible for helping customers decarbonise their lives; in particular emissions from home heat and transportation. Tom has been at OVO since 2017, leading on the company's work on electric vehicle charging and the OVO Group's intelligent energy platform, Kaluza. Driving the transition to a distributed, zero-carbon energy system, the Kaluza platform is able to securely connect millions of smart devices (such as electric cars) and create mass flexibility, helping offset costly and carbon-intensive peaks. Tom plays a crucial role in scaling this unique technology across the fast-growing electric vehicle and heating market. Before Kaluza, Tom helped lead OVO Energy’s transition from a pure kWh retail business into a diversified energy services company.
Aside from a short stint as a solicitor, Tom has been working in e-mobility and low energy infrastructure for his whole career. Prior to OVO, Tom founded greentomatocars in 2006 - the world’s first low emission taxi company, which he sold to global transport conglomerate Transdev. After selling greentomatocars, Tom grew and exited greentomatoenergy - an energy efficiency and micro-renewables business.