A GREEN electricity and gas supplier, recently taken over by power station-operator Drax in a £340m deal has appointed a new chief operating officer.

Nikki Flanders will oversee the day-to-day running of Opus Energy, which has head offices in Banbury Road and supplies electricity and gas to small business customers.

Before joining Opus Energy, Ms Flanders was general manager at O2 and previously held senior roles at Centrica, W H Smith and Marks & Spencer.

She said: “Opus Energy has shown itself to be a true market leader, working to make powering customers’ businesses a straightforward process.”