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