KPMG has recently boosted its Smart Energy team with the appointments of Amy Marshall as a Director in the firm’s Power & Utilities practice and Dimitrios Petropoulos a Principal Advisor in the firm’s Cyber Security team. Marshall will be tasked with the business development of the Power & Utilities practice, while Petropoulos will be tasked with developing cyber security for the same practices’ offerings.
Amy Marshall started her career at Marconi working in Commercial & Contract Management, she worked at the company for four years. In 2003 she moved to Synstar as a Contract Manager working at the company for around a year. In 2005 Marshall started as the Head of Contract Management at Cable & Wireless, she worked at the company in diverse positions as she climbed the ladder, leaving the company as Director of Smart Utilities after six years of service. In 2011 she became the Director of Business Development at Engage Consulting, a role she held for two years.
Marshall brings her 15 years’ experience in the utility technology and services, and utility consulting arenas to KPMG. As a Director in the firm’s Power & Utilities practice, she will be tasked with business development in new and emerging sub-sectors of the Power and Utilities arena. Commenting on her appointment, Marshall says, “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.”
Dimitrios Petropoulos started his career in 1986 at the Hellenic Banks Association in Greece, leaving almost ten years later as its IT Manager. In 1996 he began work at Coexis as a Software Engineer/Architect, a position he held for two years, moving in 1998 to Reuters as an IT Security Consultant. In 2001 he moved to direct and head up R&D at Encode, in Greece, where he was tasked with work in a broad range of information security areas. In 2005 he established the GCC subsidiary of Encode becoming its Managing Director/Principal Consultant, a role he held for five years. In 2011 Petropoulos was appointed CEO/Principal Consultant at IT Security Training & Solutions in Saudi Arabia.
As a Principal Advisor in KPMG’s Cyber Security team, Petropoulos will work with the Power & Utilities team, using his 20 years’ experience in cyber security to advise clients in technical security for smart energy products (software and hardware). His experience is, according to KPMG, “critical for KPMG and its clients.”
Commenting on the two appointments, David Gascoigne, Head of Power & Utilities for KPMG UK says: “We are extremely pleased to welcome Amy and Petropoulos 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.”