Featured Expert Benches
Expert began his corporate finance career in the City of London at a specialist European, technology focused multinational investment bank. He founded and ran its private equity operation focusing on the development of non-quoted technology companies. .
✔ Expert was instrumental in raising $200million for 42 companies at varying stages of their development from spinout to pre-IPO. He raised this finance from sources including venture capitalists, industrial companies, business angels and institutional funds.
✔ Expert co-founded a venture services company specialising in hydrogen and fuel cell corporate finance in 2002.
✔ Expert was an advisor to a number of businesses backed by the UK government’s Carbon Trust and has originated and completed in excess of 30 financings, mergers, acquisitions, disposals and flotations for businesses the majority of which are in the hydrogen & fuel cell sector.
Expert established and headed a leading multi-national financial institution’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell department in 1998, advising corporate clients on the emerging H2&FC industry.
✔ Expert is a founding member of a European Fuel Cells company.
✔ Together with a business partner, Expert co-founded a venture services company in 2002 (specialist Hydrogen and Fuel Cell business): Raised money for fuel cell developers, advising investors, banks, venture capitalists and government entities focused on renewables and strategy.
✔ Was awarded Expert Evaluator status by the EC in the field of H2&FC.
✔ In 2011, Expert established and managed a design and manufacturing company for hydrogen gas, and was instrumental in winning and managing a number of hydrogen projects in Germany, including:
✔ The world’s first use of PEM electrolysis to inject hydrogen into a local gas distribution network;
✔ A Power to Gas system with heat recovery for RWE;
✔ And an electrolyser system on behalf of a German aeronautic research entity.
Expert is currently an independent offshore wind business advisor and trainer , with 14 years’ experience in the wind energy industry.Expert has worked on a range of projects including: Global training focusing on de-risking offshore wind; Strategic portfolio troubleshooting for offshore wind and; Business development and bid management for offshore supply chain (including hydrogen).
✔ Expert has 18+ years’ senior level experience within the energy industry, mostly regarding renewables.
✔ Expert understands potential problems and pitfalls, as well as opportunities, offered by schemes and portfolios.
✔ Was Senior Project Manager for a leading renewable energy specialists’ company.
Responsibilities included management and stakeholder engagement of 1.6GW of nationally significant projects incorporating battery and solar technologies.
✔ Represented a company at meetings of the parliamentary select committee for energy as an Independent renewables consultant..
✔ Advised on conceptual planning for French offshore wind farms and .identified operational expenditure reductions of up to 20%..
✔ Senior Offshore Project Manager a large energy company. Responsible for many projects, including:
✔ Project managed a £4bn 690MW offshore wind farm.
✔ Consented an offshore turbine test facility Scotland.
✔ Responsible for liaison with government bodies and face to face quarterly reporting.
✔ Stakeholder engagement with consenting and local authorities, landowners and communities.
✔ Managed the construction of £10m wind power project as Senior Renewable Project Manager of an energy company, which led to a 33% increase in share value.
✔ Managed stakeholders and gained funding of £12 million for a wind farm project as Climate and Renewables Project Developer for a large energy company
Expertise in hydrogen and the broader industrial gases industry, with 30 years in the sector, having served as the Global Head of Specialty Gases, which covered a range of products including hydrogen and hydrogen electroysers.
✔ 16 years in England with BOC Gases, undertaking a range of management and senior director roles at national and international level in hydrogen, cylinder gases, bulk gases on-site gas supply.
✔ For 4 of those years, Expert was the global head of a product division, which included hydrogen.
✔ 11 years’ experience in Germany with a leading Gas and Chemicals company.
✔ Scope of role covered strategy, M&A, marketing & supply chain. Achieved #1 global market share position.
✔ Expert has consulted for PE companies on several M&A deals (including the Linde / Praxair merger), and regularly advises investors interested in the industrial gases space.
✔ Expert is a member of the gasworld editorial advisory board and frequently researches and writes trade journal feature articles in industry publications.
“I have specific Hydrogen experience in PV / Wind to power to H2 (green); General Power to H2 (brown); SMR to H2 with CO2 capture (blue).”
An independent offshore wind business advisor with around 20 years of experience within the energy industry –14 years of which being dedicated to offshore wind energy industry. Extensive knowledge of different schemes and portfolios and a deep understanding of their strategic opportunities and potential challenges.
✔ Management and stakeholder engagement of 1.6GW of nationally significant projects incorporating battery and solar technologies.
✔ Advised on conceptual planning for offshore wind farms identifying expenditure reductions of 20%.
✔ Project managed a £4bn 690MW offshore wind farm, whilst also being responsible for liaison with government bodies and risk assessments.
✔ Raised investment capital of £12 million for a wind farm project from a large electric utility company.
This Expert has worked on projects such as:
– Global training focusing on de-risking offshore wind
– Strategic portfolio troubleshooting for offshore wind and;
– Business development and bid management for offshore supply chain (including hydrogen).
Approaching a decade of working at a multi-national industrial and energy services business, this Expert has held various leading roles throughout their career within the energy sector.
New Energy Businesses: Green Energy Expert
✔ Leading New Energy fields, focussing on: Sector Coupling (Power to X); Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS); and new green business models within Energy and Oil & Gas markets.
Oil & Gas services: Global Proposals Manager
✔ Facilitated growth in new areas of Carbon Emission Reduction of assets under operation.
✔ Lead strategic business development projects and modernisation & upgrade proposals to global Oil & Gas customers.
✔ Led strategic business development projects to decarbonise European & MENA Oil & Gas and utility fleets.
Energy solutions: Proposal Manager
✔ Led the successful preparation of proposals for large-scale turnkey combined cycle power and water plants for multi-million-pound (£) complex energy/utility infrastructure projects.
✔ Conducted feasibility study on turnkey power plant configurations.
Renewable Energy Consultant: Wind & Solar PV
✔ Led feasibility study of Renewable Energy Sources-Desalination hybrid plants for private equity investors.
✔ Led the development of a technical-economical model to study the operational feasibility and reliability of smart grid applications (Wind Turbine + Solar PV + Storage/diesel generator) on various timescales for remote/island investment opportunities.
Expert has 13 years’ experience within the fuel cell industry. being an independent consultant with experience in PEM manufacturing, development, research, market and future developments.
✔ Experience with PEM based hydrogen compressors, in MEA development and research, and in all aspects of production management and project management.
✔ Experience with working on hydrogen compressors for 6 years, having held a position as operations
manager of a company developing and manufacturing DMFC and PEM Fuel Cells resilient to CO. Expert was responsible for day to day operations specifically on the technical level – production, research, development, lab management and testing.
✔ Worked for a PEM electrolyser company and was involved with further efficiency improvement / cost reduction of the MEA and electrolyser system.
A seasoned international energy professional with a near-20 year track record in hydrogen, offshore wind and solar energy.
✔ Business development, project management and strategy consulting in the areas of hydrogen, offshore wind, solar energy and energy storage.
✔ Worked with a European-based company, aiding in offshore wind development.
Co-founder and Managing Director, Company providing green power solutions for Africa:
✔ Developing and delivering solar energy solutions for commercial and industrial customers in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Business development manager, International oil and gas major:
✔ 10 years of experience in project and business development, among others in the areas of hydrogen and offshore wind.