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Ventient Energy is a dynamic, pan-European renewable energy business and is one of the leading independent generators of renewable energy in Europe.

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WE’RE PASSIONATE ABOUT OUR COMMITMENT TO PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT WHICH MOTIVATES US TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO MAXIMISE THE WORLD’S CLEANEST ENERGY SOURCES, HELPING TO BUILD A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR US ALL.

We are a multicultural and ambitious team of experts with a clear plan for sustainable growth based on new development, asset acquisition and operational excellence, underpinned by strong and reliable relationships with all our stakeholders.

Our success is recognised by the strong support of the pension funds that choose to invest in us. Their backing means we can provide renewable energy to even more households while ensuring a long-term financial return for the millions of people who trust us as a source of stable retirement income. Our high-performance culture empowers our people to succeed by providing a supportive environment where everyone can develop their skills and create their own professional path while enjoying a rewarding career.

We value teamwork and innovation and place safety above all. We’re experts in asset management and we operate to the highest Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) standards. Our commitment to ESG has seen us recognised as sector leaders and awarded a five-star rating by GRESB, the world’s leading ESG benchmark for real estate and infrastructure investments.

We take pride in supporting the communities around our operating sites. We’re keen to play our part in both local and global communities and our ambitious plans will see us generate even more renewable energy in the coming years, harnessing different renewable resources and helping us to secure the future of people and the planet.

Our key aspects

Sustainable
growth

Communities
& environment

Renewable
energy

Mergers &
acquisitions


Our vision

Our vision is to generate renewable energy to secure the future of people and the planet.

Everything we do is designed to maximise the efficiency of our wind energy assets. Generating the world’s cleanest energy is beneficial for the future of all society and the planet. For us, it also means creating value for our own people and generating returns for our shareholders; the people who invest in the pension funds that support us.


Our mission

We want to achieve sustainable growth based on acquisition and operational excellence, delivered by a teamwork culture that allows our people and communities to safely innovate and thrive.

That means carefully adding assets to our portfolio before allowing our operational teams to do what they do best and manage them safely and efficiently. Teamwork is the key to achieve our mission which requires a strong collaborative approach where everyone works in concert. Teamwork allows us to listen, to be flexible, innovative, always prepared and open-minded. That’s what enables our people and communities to thrive no matter the challenges.


Our values

As a business, we value people and teamwork, empowering our staff in an inclusive environment built on respect, integrity and trust.

We promote a high performance culture, delivering best-in-class excellence in everything we do. We also believe in innovation, constantly searching for new ways to improve our approach to renewable energy and protect the environment. Most of all, we value safety – it’s paramount throughout our business.

Our team

Executive Committee

Mark Jones

Chief Executive Officer

Mark is an experienced energy CEO whose senior roles span across International Energy Investment and Industrial Energy Manufacturing, with a focus on renewable energy and wind in particular.

Rui Maia

Chief Operating Officer

Rui began working in the wind industry in 2004, initially involved in the technical and commercial management of training centres.

Pablo Andres

Chief Financial Officer

Pablo is an experienced finance professional with broad experience in complex finance transformation processes within the infrastructure sector and large global groups.

Anna Cameron

General Counsel

Anna has headed up Ventient Energy’s busy legal department since joining from the Energy team at CMS LLP in July 2018.

Jill Freestone

HR Director

With over 20 years’ experience in senior roles within international financial services, Jill has a strong background in developing progressive people strategies particularly in situations that demand change management due to mergers and acquisitions and corporate integration.

Our Board

Bruce Phillips

Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board

Bruce Phillips is a Senior Advisor at the NorthBridge Group, a leading economic and strategic consulting firm serving clients in the U.S. electric and natural gas sectors, including regulated utilities, competitive generators, and other companies and organisations active in the energy space.

Carlos Guinand

Chairman

Carlos Guinand is an entrepreneur and one of the founders of Sonnedix, a global solar Independent Power Producer (IPP) with a proven track record in delivering high-performance cost competitive solar photovoltaic plants to the market.

Jean Lucius

Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board

Jean is the former CEO of the Luxembourg-based utility, Encevo S.A., which is active in Luxembourg, Germany, France and Belgium in the field of power and gas grids, renewables and energy sales.

Leanne Bell

Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board

During her long career in the investment industry, Leanne Bell has overseen the investment of more than $6 billion in global power infrastructure projects and companies.

Mark Scarsella

Shareholder Representative Member of the Board

Mark is an investment principal within the Infrastructure Investments Group of J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s Global Alternative business, based in London. He is primarily responsible for leading the Group’s investment and asset management activity across Europe having joined the firm in 2013.

Marta Martínez

Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board

Marta Martínez is the CEO of Cero Generation, the Macquarie Solar platform in Europe, as well as a reputable non-executive director and senior advisor for several companies owned by different international infrastructure and private equity funds.

Monique Bachner

Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board

Monique is an Independent Director and Board Advisor. She sits on several boards and advisory boards and runs her own legal advisory practice.

Our history

2017

2017 Ventient was launched.

Combination of UK assets previously owned by Infinis and Zephyr for a total of 34 Onshore Wind Farm in the UK.

2018

Ventient is awarded the highest 5 star GRESB rating.

2019

2019 Mark Jones appointed CEO.

Ventient acquired 69 wind farm portfolios across continental Europe.

Ventient owns 103 onshore wind farms and 1.9GW of installed capacity across Spain, Portugal, France and Belgium, Germany and UK.

Ventient is awarded the highest 5 star GRESB rating and recognized with “Sector Leader” status.

2020

Ventient acquires Portuguese owner and operator Iberwind adding 31 wind farms to its portfolio and integrating the Portuguese team into the organization.

Ventient is awarded the highest 5 star GRESB rating and attains “Sector Leader” status.

2021

Ventient is the largest non-utility onshore wind generator in Europe, managing 135 windfarms and 2.6 GW of installed capacity.

Our Approach

We’re motivated to do everything we can to help build a sustainable future for us all.