Building a legacy, Nick’s story
Joined February 2021, UK. – I have been incredibly fortunate to have spent 25 years working with some incredible people, with very diverse cultures in the oil and gas sector. I have had the tremendous opportunity to experience front line operations, developed in-depth engineering solutions for which I have become Chartered (as a Fellow), worked as both a contractor and owner, managed small local teams to regional business and shaped and implemented transformation at a global scale.
Not too long ago at a leadership event I was asked ‘what is your sense of purpose?’; while I had plenty to say about my family, their wellbeing, and building, inspiring and energising diverse teams I felt there was a big hole in why I did what I did. It was a real moment of clarity for me, and led me to the realisation that renewable energy was where I wanted to focus my effort. I wanted to be able to look back and say, ‘I am proud of my legacy’. Lightsource bp has provided me with the perfect opportunity to achieve this.
At Lightsource bp, safety is one of our Core Values, and of course as Global Head of Quality, HSE + Carbon, it is the bedrock of my day to day. I have a lot of experience in front line operations in pretty harsh environments as a contractor, an operator, an engineer and as a manager, all of which feeds into my work at Lightsource bp. Knowing our risks, knowing our people and helping provide a common direction to improve how we operate is my main focus, underpinned by my renewed profound purpose and personal values.
From the beginning, it’s been clear to me that this company has some rare attributes. Lightsource bp is a relatively small, very capable organisation with an incredible ‘can-do’ attitude facing huge growth opportunities. That is a product of the passionate, determined people who make up this company. We have lofty ambitions, a true belief that what we do makes a positive impact for the world and a real focus on global success. Growth, even since I’ve been here, has been huge. To some this is daunting, but to me the opportunity to work with one another to define how we will work, shape our systems, processes and tools and make it how we want it to be is incredibly exciting. It gives me the chance I was looking for to make a real difference.
I often get asked what my favourite thing about working here is, and the answer is simple. It’s the people. Energising, determined, caring, supportive, focussed, diverse, inclusive… the team at this company isn’t like anything you’ll easily find anywhere else in the industry. Without the passion of the people here, Lightsource bp would be just another solar developer. Instead, we’re a council focussed on changing the face of the global energy market, and I’m proud to be playing my part in that.
Nick Mutch, Global Head of Quality, HSE + Carbon
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01 Mar, 2024
Lightsource bp EMEA General Counsel elected to Solar Energy UK Board
We’re thrilled to announce that Alex DeSouza, General Counsel EMEA and Head of Transactions at Lightsource bp, has been elected to sit on the board of Solar Energy UK (SEUK).
07 Feb, 2024
Accelerating decarbonisation with first ever battery energised
Lightsource bp has energised the first battery project of its multi-gigawatt global energy storage pipeline.
22 Dec, 2023
Lightsource bp supports renewable asset growth for Bluefield Solar and GLIL Infrastructure
Lightsource bp announces the sale of 58 operational assets to Bluefield Solar and GLIL
07 Dec, 2023
Lightsource bp and REA host energy transition roundtable at COP28
Lightsource bp and the UK’s Renewable Energy Association (REA) have hosted a high-level roundtable discussion at COP28.
06 Dec, 2023
Unlocking value: showcasing our Asset Services
Lightsource bp is delighted to announce our participation in ‘Unlocking Value’, a new ITN Business programme developed in collaboration with The Institute of Asset Management.
05 Dec, 2023
Lightsource bp is championing solar at COP28
Lightsource bp is in attendance at COP28 to advocate for a crucial role for solar power in the energy transition.
30 Nov, 2023
bp agrees to take full ownership of Lightsource bp
bp has agreed to acquire the 50.03% interest it does not already own in Lightsource bp, enabling Lightsource bp’s continuing growth and high performance.
29 Nov, 2023
Solar and nature in perfect harmony
SolarPower Europe have released this year’s entries for their 2023 photo competition, Lightsource bp has submitted three entries, showcasing our projects in the UK, Greece and
27 Nov, 2023
Team onboarding: Lightsource bp site visits in 2023
This year, Lightsource bp hosted eight onboarding solar site visits. A total of 285 team members, including 25 interns, were actively engaged in these informative sessions.
24 Nov, 2023
Lightsource bp announced as finalists at UK Business Awards
We are incredibly proud to announce that Lightsource bp has been announced as finalists in two categories in the UK Business Awards (UKBA) 2023.