Our Team

Niall Riddell

CEO & Co-Founder

Niall is our co-founder and CEO. He drives business development, contracts and commercials.

“First we decarbonise electricity. Then we electrify everything. That way we can manage climate change and improve air quality.”

Before Paua Niall was Smart Systems Director at SSE and Head of EV at EDF Energy. He has an MBA from Cass Business School and an MEng from NewCastle University.

André Pinho

CTO & Co-Founder

André is our co-founder and CTO. He drives the technology that fuels all our products and services.

“We believe technology can do the heavy lifting to enable us to live a more sustainable future. At Paua we believe we can make EV charging a better experience than filling up at a petrol station.”

André has previously built an FCA approved crowdfunding platform, he is a co-founder at Brixton Energy, and a director at RepoweringLondon. He started his career with Johnson Controls and with First Fuel. He is an Aerospace engineer from University of Surrey and a chartered engineer from The Engineering Council.

Amelia Riddell

Director of Marketing & Co-Founder

Amelia is our Marketing Director. She keeps the engineers in check making sure that they speak in a way that drivers can understand.

“Public EV charging is too challenging. It is important that we make it simple and user friendly for the next wave of EV drivers.”

Amelia’s background is in marketing and communications with experience managing events at the London 2012 Olympics and Le Tour de France. Her clients have included EDF Energy , Mini and Jaguar Land Rover.

Pedro Marchante

Head of product

Pedro is the Head of Product and responsible for making sure the product meets customer needs. He helps us build the future electric fuel card.

“Making public EV charging simple for all is one of the pillars of the EV transition and that is why we are tackling public charging first.”

Pedro was a Principal Consultant at Wipro Digital, and a Senior Engineer at EFACEC . He brings a wealth of digital experience and electrical engineering knowledge to the business. He has an MBA from INSEAD.