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Glenn Rowatt – RJ Power Group Limited – Founding Director

Glenn is the Founding Director and a major shareholder of a number of the RJ Power brands including RJ Power Rail, RJ Power Networks, RJ Power Group and RJ Power Connections.

Glenn’s role is to provide support to the brands, having worked within the power industry over the last 30 years working on high and low voltage power systems. He has overseen the successful commissioning of a number of multi-million-pound electrification projects both as a sub-contractor and a principal contractor.

Glenn started his career as an electrician and during the late 1980s and worked his way up through the management ranks through a number of electrical organisations, before fulfilling his passion of starting his first rail electrification business in 1998. He is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.



Peter White – RJ POWER GROUP LIMITED – Chief Operating Officer &
RJ POWER RAIL LIMITED – Rail Managing Director

Peter’s main role is to work with all the RJ Power brands to support the development of the individual businesses as well as using his commercial experience in maintaining competitive and cost-efficient working practices. Peter is also responsible for the directing and implementing a safe and sustainable RJ Power business strategy across all the brands.

Peter has been working within the power industry for over 44 years and has held a number of senior positions within a major utility organisation. He has held Managing Director positions within a number of businesses, including Managing Director of Joint Venture organisations.

Peter, whilst working for EDF Energy, managed a contracting business that delivered major packages of work within Airports, Ministry of Defence, Railways, and Joint Venture Partnerships with Network Rail, BAA, Thames Water & Balfour Beatty.




Sam Higgs – RJ Power Group Limited – FINANCE DIRECTOR

Sam is Finance Director at the RJ Power Group of Companies, having joined the business in 2016 from the Friday Media Group.

As a Chartered Accountant she leads by example, with her role encompassing providing clear and comprehensive financial management and reporting to the board of directors and senior management team.

Sam’s career began in 1988 as an Accounts Assistant for Schools Abroad. She then joined IAG as a Management Accountant in 1993 and moved onto her first Financial Controller position with Telegan Gas in 1997. 2000 saw Sam gain her chartered status and a new role as Regional Financial Controller for Benson Group; a £100m turnover construction group. In 2010, Sam joined the Friday Media Group, where she held the position of Head of Finance – managing the full finance function and leading a large team.

During her 20 years’ experience in various business sectors, Sam has been instrumental in delivering effective financial management, including acquisitions and the integration thereof, refinancing activities and preparing consolidated accounts. She has also played key cost saving roles in the past with the implementation of a new ERP (Netsuite) from three different legacy systems including GP Dynamics, and was involved in the hiving up of six subsidiaries into one trading subsidiary.

Sam received Fellowship status of her professional body in June 2016.




Chris Thomas – RJ Power Group Limited – Head of HSQE

Chris joined the RJ Power Group of Companies, on a part-time basis in October 2015. The core responsibility at that time was develop the management systems, primarily within the rail business, to enable it to attain, its Principal Contractor Licence. To achieve this the business first had to get it’s, ISO 9001; ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 accreditations. These accreditations were attained in 2017 and the rail business has been issued with a Provisional Principal Contractors Licence. The role has now developed and is tasked with extending the scope of these accreditations onto the other RJ Power Group companies over the next year or so.

Chris has an extensive rail background having joined British Rail in 1988. During his career, he has worked within different parts of the rail business, including Train Operating Companies, Maintenance, and Infrastructure Projects. He has also worked within a variety of different disciplines, including HR; Training and Development; Project Management and HSQE.

Within Network Rail, Chris held several senior roles, including the Head of HSQE for Electrification projects; The Head of HSQE for Signalling and Power and the Head of HSQE for Infrastructure Projects. He is used to managing large teams and believes that staff development is key to a successful business. At Network Rail, Chris was involved in developing strategies both for the company and the supply chain, in respect of improved HSQE performance.

Chris is an able communicator and can work with those at all levels of an organisation. He is Chartered Member of the Institute of Occupational and Health and a qualified Trainer/Assessor for City and Guilds.




Andrew Pierce – RJ POWER NETWORKS LIMITED – Networks Managing Director

Andrew joined the RJ Power Group of Companies in November 2016 and has seen the Private Networks business grow from a team of just three to the busy and growing entity it is today.

Prior to joining RJ Power, Andrew held the position of Managing Director at HVMS – a power contracting business originally founded by his father Roger Pierce, who is also a highly experienced electrical engineer.

Andrew has worked in the Power Engineering industry for over 25 years, starting his career as an Apprentice Telecoms Engineer, working his way up the career ladder with a variety of operational and management roles and has amassed a wealth of knowledge and understanding of High and Low Voltage Electrical Distribution Systems. Andrew is also a member of the IET.

Two decades of managerial, financial, operational and project management experience, have enabled Andrew to focus upon a wide range of daily businesses activities. He is passionate about quality and environmental processes and procedures and developing collaborative and sustainable supply chain partners, with the ultimate goal of securing customer loyalty and forging strong long-term business relationships.




David Pierce – RJ POWER NETWORKS LIMITED – Business Development Director

David is the brother of Networks Director Andrew Pierce and similarly has enjoyed a career in the Power Engineering industry spanning more than 25 years.

Having initially joined RJ Power Group as Business Development Manager and Senior Electrical Engineer in January 2016, David took up the role of Business Development Director in November 2016, increasing his remit in line with successful business growth.

He is responsible for the development and growth of the Private Networks business, delivering safe, quality and assured services to duty holders and end users within the electricity supply industry.

Prior to joining RJ Power, David worked in a variety of roles – many of which were part of a long career at HVMS, including working his way up from Trainee Electrical Fitter to Senior Commercial Engineer. David is a member of the IET and also an Incorporated Engineer.




Matthew Woolley – RJ POWER RAIL LIMITED – Sales Director

Matt is a Business Development professional who leads the sales and work winning functions of RJ Power Rail Limited and is also a shareholder and Board Director of the wider RJ Power Group of Companies.

Having joined in February 2013, he has helped deliver year-on-year growth to the rail electrification business, by maintaining and developing relationships with both clients and the supply chain.

His expertise in identifying sustainable opportunities in the railway electrical services market has allowed him to develop coherent business pipelines, drive peak performance and deliver a work winning mentality across the business.

Matt has spent the last decade working in the rail sector and prior to joining RJ Power, he worked in the recruitment side of the industry – working for household names developing opportunities within the rail electrification sector.



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Barry Mclean – RJ Power Rail & RJ Power Connections Limited – Operations Director

Barry leads the operational delivery for Rail and Connections and has extensive experience of large scale projects across a broad range of construction sectors including Tunnelling, Power Stations, Rail, Oil and Gas.

Barry is a versatile Manager and a team player who is very driven to succeed and deliver his projects to the highest possible standard. Previous appointments include Sonic Rail Services, where he was Senior Operations Support Manager for three years and prior to this he worked for Network Rail for several years on the Thameslink Project and for EDF managing renewals of both 11kV and 33kV assets. He has also had several major projects appointments overseas, including stints in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Kazakstan.

With years of proven project delivery, Barry is a trusted point of contact throughout the lifecycle of each project. His meticulous approach, allows his teams to minimise operational risk, which ensures each client receives a high quality, safe and sustainable solution.




RJ Power Group Limited
Unit 24,
Graylands Estate,
Langhurstwood Road,
West Sussex,
RH12 4QD
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