Stephen Fitzpatrick is a British entrepreneur who believes that technology, ingenuity and focus can solve the climate crisis. For over a decade, Stephen’s businesses have been accelerating the decarbonisation of the world’s most polluting sectors – energy and transport.
After founding OVO Energy in 2009 – now one of the UK’s largest energy retailers with 4.5 million customers, Stephen set up Bristol-based Vertical Aerospace in 2016 to decarbonise air travel using the best technologies from across the aviation, energy and automotive industries.
In addition to his successful entrepreneurship, Stephen is an active campaigner on climate change. He recently led Zero C, a successful policy campaign for the introduction of a carbon tax that would accelerate the country’s transition to net zero and use the revenues to support people, households and businesses through the low-carbon transition.