Rhys Stanwix

As a mechanical engineer who has spent over 30 years in the energy sector,  I have undertaken a wide range of engineering and commercial roles, including strategy, business development, trading, risk management and construction.

I’ve held several director level positions, delivering multi-million-pound business ventures, through acquisition and in-house development. This has included setting up an innovative venture in a new sector with international partners.

In addition to my corporate experience I co-own and run a successful small family business and since leaving the energy sector I have been advising several businesses from a range of sectors.

Quick Facts

  1. Director of SSE’s commodity trading business, trading power, gas, oil and renewable output across the UK and Ireland.
  2. Responsible for developing SSE’s waste to energy business, bringing in partners and managing the construction of the first plant, costing £300m.
  3. As SSE’s Director of Energy Strategy, I had a key role in the acquisitions of a number of coal, gas and renewable power station assets.
  4. Former vice-president of the Association of Electricity Producers.
  5. Co-owner of a small family business based on Scotland’s beautiful West coast.

With my experience in setting up and leading a variety of business ventures, both large and small, I can help people turn their great ideas into reality.


  • Strategic planning
  • Stakeholder Management & engagement
  • Business Partnerships and Strategic Alliances
  • Board governance & strategy
  • Major investments
  • Business growth