David Middleton

Head of Commercial Delivery
Origami
David Middleton
With a background in engineering, commercial innovation and with an MBA, David has 31 years’ experience in the energy sector. David gained formative experience in most areas of the electricity industry through 15 years at SSE – from distribution through to system control, energy project development and renegotiating contracts for BETTA and NETA. David subsequently focused on structuring and origination, sales and business development at First Hydro and British Energy and also spent six years selling energy efficiency devices. At Origami, David has held several senior business development roles and secured Origami’s partnership positions in two Network Innovation Competition projects FUSION and TRANSITION, looking at new market arrangements for the Distribution Service Operator. David has also been instrumental in Origami’s involvement in Innovate UK’s Project LEO (Local Energy Oxfordshire) working with Distribution Network Operator, SSEN, in one of the most wide-ranging and holistic smart grid trials ever conducted in the UK. David manages all three of these innovation projects for Origami.