Appointments & Experience

Chairman, Our Community Energy

April 2018, appointed Chairman of Our Community Energy, established by Mongoose Energy & not-for-profit Scottish energy supplier Our Power - an innovative new organisation, set to build a portfolio of community-owned renewable energy projects in Scotland & support the delivery of low-cost energy to fuel-poor families.

Investment Commitee Member, Greenbackers Cleantch Fund

November 2017 appointed to the Investment Committee of the Greenbackers Cleantech Fund.

The fund is a UK specific EIS/SEIS equity fund in partnership with Innvotec who are  fund managers founded in 1987 & the longest established, independent firm in the country focused on capital appreciation & venture capital.

Greenbackers are cleantech investment specialists, funders & brokers to funds throughout the UK & internationally & provide brokerage services for introductions into a diverse & qualified network of over 4000 funders worldwide & a deep understanding of what today's investors look for when qualifying funding opportunities.

EC (DG Clima),

Contributing, by invitation from the EC (DG Clima), to the design of potential financial instruments to be used in a future innovation fund likely to comprise several hundred million euros.

Scottish Government

Scottish Government appointed member of 5-person Renewable Energy Advisory Group charged with identifying and assisting with the exploitation of additional opportunities for Forestry Commission Scotland’s  ("FCS") delivery of renewable projects on the FCS estate & former panel member engaged in final review of Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme funding applications ensuring applicant projects are financially viable with a credible business case.

Scottish Investment Bank

Former Head of the Scottish Investment Bank  £103m Renewable Energy Investment Fund investing debt & equity in a range of marine, low carbon  & community owned renewable energy projects on commercial terms, leveraging in private debt & equity; interacted with the European Commission & European Investment Bank & invested as a gap funder alongside mainstream banks which were encouraged to invest in these challenging sectors.

DP Energy

Former Head of Investment for DP Energy, a renewable energy project development company, with projects across the globe.