Tritax Group, the market leading logistics real estate investment manager, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim O’Reilly as Director of Strategic Power.
Tim started on 31 January 2022, creating in-house power capabilities as Tritax seeks new and innovative ways to deliver more sustainable, energy efficient logistics space. An integral part of Tim’s role will be to optimise the operational and maintenance structures across the Group’s existing and future assets, to maximise power delivery and reliability, and provide customers with more compelling, cost-effective power solutions. Tim will be key to optimising the power capabilities on Tritax Big Box’s UK development parks and in helping its investment portfolio customers enhance future power options in a sustainable way.
Alongside existing UK assets, one of Tim’s first projects will be to support Tritax through the delivery of the UK’s first Gigafactory at Blyth. At this pioneering project, abrdn and Tritax are partnering with Britishvolt to realise the government’s commitment to deliver a sustainable and green powered ecosystem for UK battery and electric vehicle manufacturing.
Tim has spent over a decade at National Grid, working across different divisions of the business, initially as an engineer, before moving to project management, delivery and leadership. He was accountable for delivery of a portfolio in excess of £500 million, implemented product development and innovation, and raised government finance for the roll out of electric vehicle charging. Most recently, in his role as Head of Strategy and Innovation, he led the development and strategic direction of the National Grid Electricity Transmission.
He is a member of a number of industry advisory and leadership groups and government panels.
On the appointment James Dunlop, CEO of Tritax Group, said:
"Tim joins Tritax at an exciting time as structural shifts and government’s climate change agenda are driving demand for ESG-led, reliable, 24/7 power provision and storage solutions across real estate. Tim’s detailed knowledge of the power sector, from a regulatory, design, investment and strategic perspective bring new expertise into the Group. He will be instrumental in shaping our future plans as we seek to capitalise on the opportunities available to us, creating and implementing a strategy that puts power resilience and reliability at the forefront of our real estate logistics offering.”
Tim O’Reilly added:
“I am looking forward to working with the Tritax team, using my experience from National Grid to implement a strategy, that brings power into the heart of the Group’s existing real estate logistics offering. I was attracted to Tritax’s modern, innovative approach and see a real opportunity to work with the team to deliver new, sustainable power solutions that will enhance the value of its assets, benefitting customers and other stakeholders alike.”