Orchard Energy has appointed Amar Hussain as managing director in succession to previous incumbent and company founder Gareth Henderson, who has announced his decision to leave to allow him to focus full time on his facilities management business Orchard FM.
Hussain steps into the position vacated by Henderson from his current role as commercial director and will commence duties on 1 June 2017. Henderson steps down following 13 years in the role, having founded the company in 2004.
Michael McMahon, director of Orchard Energy, said: “I would like to congratulate Gareth on his achievements during the last 13 years and thank him for his service. Further I would like to wish him well as he steps into new opportunities.
“Since Gareth founded Orchard Energy in 2004, the business has flourished and expanded across the UK, with offices in Newcastle, Glasgow, and Bristol.
“Following our acquisition by the Lakehouse Group in 2015, and the transitional period that has followed, Gareth has continued to work within the business to ensure that the future of Orchard Energy remains strong”
Amar Hussain joined Orchard Energy in 2006 and has since progressed from his initial role as business development manager to becoming an associate director.
He became commercial director in 2013, playing a key role during the recent rebrand process, and helping to establish Orchard Energy as the leading energy management specialist in the UK.