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Adrian Merrick - Founder and CEO

Since leaving home at 16 to join the Air Force, Adrian has quite literally dug holes to bury other people’s crap, served on a mountain rescue team, lived and worked in India, been part of a dot-com startup at the turn of the Millennium, started and grown a teddy bear business, turned around a GBP500m energy business, got an MBA, and spent 4 years running one of Australia’s largest energy retailers.

After 15 years in large energy companies, Adrian wanted to put his experience to good use to create something that genuinely helps customers and great organisations. And here it is: Energy Locals, which aims to kill off the traditional retail model by dismantling the things that customers find oh so frustrating about today’s energy.

Adrian is a self-confessed workaholic who finds work more of a hobby than a job. This can displease the team at times, who often wake up to a little collection of new emails. He relaxes – well, never really – and loves his hobby of DJing, even though he’s really quite bad at it.