• British AI firm Faculty announces expansion into Energy Transition

• The newly created Energy Transition & Environment team will apply Faculty’s world-class AI capabilities to tackle the strategic challenges facing the energy sector

• Strategic and operational leader Andy Perry heads the BU after 12 years at the forefront of energy transition and sustainable development, including roles at Oliver Wyman, Tempus Energy, and in government

Leading British Artificial Intelligence firm Faculty today announces the launch of the Energy Transition & Environment business unit.

The brand new team will be led by Andy Perry who has spent the last 12 years at the forefront of energy transition and sustainable development in the UK, most recently as a Principal in the Energy practice at Oliver Wyman. Faculty’s expansion comes as calls to ramp up the energy transition process intensify, with an immediate need to bolster sustainable and renewable energy usage across the UK and globally.

AI will be an essential technology for energy transition and will play a critical role in the decarbonisation process. Faculty’s move into the energy sector is timely given the world’s focus on the future of the industry at the current COP26.

Andy joins Faculty this week as a newly appointed director to the company, from his role as Energy Principal at Oliver Wyman in which he developed and delivered high-impact projects to clients in the energy transition and environment space. Andy’s appointment as Director of the business unit means that Andy will join the senior leadership team at Faculty, putting energy at the heart of the company’s agenda.

CEO Marc Warner said: 

“Faculty has been looking to get into the energy space for some time and it was set clearly in our sights following our recent investment and rapid growth plans. At Faculty we very much believe that AI should be a force multiplier for good – both for our customers and wider society. Helping organisations transition to low carbon will be a key part of that. I am delighted to appoint Andy to this role, where I know he will drive forward the benefits of AI to help meet this challenge.”

Andy’s strong background in energy transition and sustainable development highlights his passion for the sector. He has developed deep strategic insight from roles including Chief Strategy Officer at award-winning cleantech start-up Tempus Energy and Head of Electricity System Strategy at the Department of Energy and Climate Change, where he laid the foundations of smart grid policy.

Andy Perry said:

“AI will be one of the defining technologies of the 21st century while the energy transition is one of our greatest challenges. Bringing them together will be an essential task for energy companies in the coming years. I am excited to have joined Faculty at this crucial time and to see what we can achieve together.”

Faculty is part of the Tech Zero taskforce, a group of the UK’s fastest growing AI companies, which aims to determine the best path to achieve net zero emissions as fast as possible.

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