Amy joins KPMG from Engage Consulting where she was a director of business development, working with Engage’s experts in providing advice to clients in the energy and utilities market. Before joining Engage, Amy was Director of Smart Utilities at Cable and Wireless, with responsibility for Smart Grid and Smart Metering markets for Cable and Wireless Worldwide.
Amy has 15 years of experience gained in the communications technology and services, and utility consulting arenas, and has held a variety of technical and management roles including contract management, product development, service transformation and corporate strategy.
In her new role, Amy’s remit includes business development in new and emerging sub-sectors of the Power and Utilities arena. On her appointment Amy commented, “I am looking forward to bringing my experience of business development in the Utilities sector to KPMG to capitalise on the opportunities in the market and develop market strategies for clients.”
In addition to Amy’s appointment, KPMG has also appointed Dimitrios Petropoulos as a Principal Advisor in the firm’s Cyber Security team. Dimitrios has over 20 years of hands-on cyber security experience gained working in enterprise information security groups and consulting, service and solution providers. He has delivered complex technical projects for financial institutions, telecom organisations, energy and government agencies primarily, in the Middle East and across Europe. The cyber threats that are emerging as the Smart Energy sector develops make his experience critical for KPMG and its clients.
In his new role, Dimitrios will be working closely with the KPMG Power & Utilities team advising clients in technical security for smart energy products (software and hardware) including: software assurance, security architecture, cryptography and attestation services under the UK Government’s CESG Certified Product Assurance scheme.
David Gascoigne, Head of Power & Utilities for KPMG LLP, UK says: “We are extremely pleased to welcome Amy and Dimitrios to KPMG with their wealth of specialised expertise. Their in-depth knowledge of the challenges facing the energy sector in the UK, and abroad, will be of significant value to our clients and compliments the skills of our current team perfectly.”
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