Bamberg oversaw GeniePoint’s growth to more than 400 charging sites, securing charging partnerships with landlord partners, such as the largest UK forecourt operator Motor Fuel Group (MFG), Morrisons, and the owner of the UK’s largest hotel brand Whitbread.
The company says Bamberg’s experience will be “significant in supporting the company to secure new relationships with key landowners and businesses”, enabling its “rapid rollout of charge points” throughout the UK.
Bamberg said: “We are at a critical junction in the UK’s EV transition as businesses, councils and landowners are increasingly deploying charging facilities to support the thousands of new electric vehicle owners surging onto the UK road network. Having been at the forefront of deploying the UK’s first national charging networks – Electric Highway and GeniePoint, I look forward to bringing my industry experience to Osprey to fast-track the rollout of EV charging across the country and to build on their already impressive portfolio of partners in the retail, hospitality and local authority sectors.”
“Osprey already have a proven track record delivering hundreds of charging sites for its partners across the country and in delivering best-in-class consumer experience to drivers using the service, and are set to play a vital role in strengthening consumer confidence in the UK’s charging infrastructure as we move toward mass adoption.”
Ian Johnston, chief executive of Osprey Charging, said: “With the UK moving towards mass EV adoption ahead of the 2030 ban on new petrol and diesel vehicles, the race is now on for charging networks to deploy public charging infrastructure. Alex’s impressive experience and long-standing commitment to the growth of the EV market will help us expand, and maintain our focus on providing drivers with a reliable, high-quality charging experience.”
Osprey Charging last month became Shell’s its preferred partner for putting electric vehicle charging points on UK franchised forecourts.