RAW Charging, (“RAW”) one of the largest UK providers of electric vehicle charging solutions and infrastructure for the UK’s net zero future, is pleased to announce the appointment of Nick de Mestre as Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”).
Nick joins RAW from FTSE100 property company Landsec, where, having joined in 2017 as Head of Investment for Landsec’s London portfolio, he was most recently a member of the Group Executive Committee with responsibility for strategy, research, sustainability and data/innovation. Nick has a wealth of corporate finance experience and has worked across the infrastructure space, particularly in the energy sector having led M&A and business development for Centrica’s distributed energy and business solutions unit prior to joining Landsec.
Nick’s appointment follows the arrivals of five new key team members in July, as RAW continues to ramp up delivery of EV charging across the UK and Europe. Taking on the role of CFO, Nick joins at a time of rapid growth for RAW following a successful capital fundraise that will support its £250 million electric vehicle (“EV”) installation plan. The raise was funded by Antin Infrastructure Partners, a leading private equity firm focused on infrastructure investments.
RAW has recently launched charging facilities at the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet York, Crown Point Shopping Park in Leeds and has recently announced a community partnership with Oxford City Football Club. RAW has also launched the Charge Yard facility in Slough and has worked on a number of Greene King and Aviva sites across the UK. RAW looks to continue delivering destination charging across the UK and Europe.
Bruce Galliford, CEO, RAW Charging, said: “We are delighted to have Nick joining as CFO of RAW Charging. Nick’s expertise in the energy and property sectors will help us as we continue to deliver EV charging across the UK and Europe. Nick is an excellent addition to the team, and we look forward to working with him.”
Nick de Mestre, CFO, RAW Charging, said: “I am excited to be joining RAW Charging at such a pivotal moment. The team has delivered significant growth in a short period of time, and I look forward to using my experience to help take the business to the next level.”