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Pod Point names new CEO

Date: 20 February 2024   |   Author: Sean Keywood

EV charging company Pod Point has announced the appointment of Melanie Lane as its new CEO.

She will take up the position on 1 May, succeeding interim CEO Andy Palmer.

Lane joins from Shell Recharge Solutions, which she has led as a standalone unit following its acquisition by Shell in 2017.

She previously led extensive turnaround programmes for Shell's aviation and retail units.

Lane said: "I am very pleased to be appointed CEO of Pod Point and am looking forward to taking on this new opportunity. Pod Point is a leading player in UK EV charging with a strong brand, high customer trust, extensive partnerships and fantastic people.

"The business has an outstanding opportunity to build on the pillars of the recently announced Powering Up strategy with a renewed focus on home and workplace charging, driving recurring revenue through Energy Flex and growing internationally.

"I look forward to working with David Wolffe, the executive team and everyone in the business to guide Pod Point through this exciting time in its evolution and growing its position as a key enabler of the energy transition."

Once Lane has taken over as CEO, Palmer, who has been interim CEO since July last year, will return to the board as chair designate, before taking on the role of non-executive chair after Pod Point's AGM on 5 June. 

At this time, Gareth Davis will step down as chair and remain on the board as an independent non-executive director, while interim senior independent director Karen Myers will become the permanent senior independent director.

Davis said: "We are delighted to announce Melanie's appointment as CEO. With her extensive experience in the EV charging sector and the wider energy industry, she has the skills and ideas Pod Point needs to continue its journey to enable travel that doesn't cost the Earth. 

"Melanie has a strong track record of building up successful businesses in a highly competitive space and we believe she will bring this same skillset to Pod Point as it looks to expand in the UK and abroad.

"We are very thankful to Andy for his time as interim CEO and look forward to welcoming him back to the board as chair designate. His expertise in both Pod Point and the wider automotive sector will continue to be a major asset to the business in his new role."