Andrew set up the first dedicated renewable energy infrastructure fund in London in 2004. In 2007, it became a key division of Good Energies, Europe’s largest alternative energy investor. In this role, Andrew authorised the finance and construction of Europe’s largest onshore wind farm at that time.
After leaving Good Energies, Andrew founded Velocita Energy which successfully developed one of the largest onshore wind project portfolios in Scotland and France.
Prior to becoming a renewable energy investor, Andrew had a long career in merchant banking. He also has an engineering and business degree from Cambridge University and is a Chartered Accountant.
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. Since 2014, she has been an independent board director, audit and compensation chair for privately held FrontStreetRe (2014-2016), Nassau Re, Ventient Energy and Southwest Generation.
Leanne began her career at Salomon Brothers before moving to Prudential Power Funding Associates. During that time, she became an experienced investment and M&A professional in the deregulating utility sector. Leanne then moved to GE Energy Financial Services to lead the development of an equity investment business focused on developers of generation platforms, selling power on both a contracted and merchant basis. As the business’s leader, she recruited and managed a team with technical, operational, forecasting, and commercialisation capability.
Leanne left GE to co-found Tiger Infrastructure Partners (formerly Lehman Infrastructure Partners) and currently provides consulting services to start-up renewable power developers focused on developing C-suite capability.
Mikael has more than 35 years’ experience in M&A and Corporate Finance. Since 2015, he has been advising investors and incumbents mainly in the energy infrastructure sector.
In the early part of his career, Mikael was involved in the management of an investment company owned by institutional investors focused on operational and financial turnarounds of distressed companies and real estate portfolio and debt restructuring. He was also a Vice President with Nordea bank within corporate finance and Chief Financial Officer at an OTC listed IT services company.
Mikael worked with the Swedish energy company, Vattenfall, from 1999 to 2015 focusing on power generation (hydro, wind, nuclear, gas, and coal), distribution and sales of electricity and heating in NW Europe. As Head of Group Mergers and Acquisitions during Vattenfall’s European expansion, Mikael oversaw more than 100 transactions with a total value exceeding 30 bn EUR. Transactions included utilities, assets and companies in the Nordic countries, Germany, Poland, Denmark, UK, The Netherlands, France and the Baltic states with transactions in onshore and offshore wind of 740 MW and 1800 MW respectively.
Steen currently serves on the boards of several Danish unlisted companies, including Chairman of the 110KM Light Rail System in Aarhus, the 2nd largest municipality in Denmark. Steen is a member of the Sustainability Committee and is a former member of the Municipal Board of the City of Aarhus and is Deputy Chairman of the city’s 600+ membership Business Council.
Previously, Steen has held senior executive roles within the wind energy industry including Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing at listed Danish wind turbine supplier NEG Micon (now Vestas), CEO at global developer, owner and operator Global Renewable Energy Partners (GREP) and Global Head of Wind Energy at listed Allco Finance Group (AFG), a global financier, owner and operator of wind farms. Prior to joining the wind industry, Steen was Chief Financial Officer at OMX-CPH listed Schouw & Co., a mid-cap Danish industrial conglomerate.
Steen holds an MBA in International Finance & Marketing from the Aarhus School of Business, an INSEAD Certificate in Board Governance and a Board Masterclass Certificate from Copenhagen Business School.
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 the European utilities sector having joined the firm in 2009.
Mark has previously held board positions at Electricity North West, Southern Water Services and Zephyr Investments Limited, the predecessor organisation of Ventient Energy. As a current non-exec board member of the Värmevärde (a district heating company in Sweden) and Ventient Energy, Mark is responsible for providing ongoing strategic guidance and support to the organisations and their executives.
Prior to his current role, Mark spent time working with Macquarie Capital’s European Advisory team having started his career at Arthur Andersen, and subsequently Deloitte, practicing as a chartered accountant. Mark hold a B.Sc (Hons) degree from the University of Manchester in England and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Monique is an Independent Director and Board Advisor. She sits on several boards and advisory boards and runs her own legal advisory practice.
Having started her career as a corporate lawyer at Magic Circle firms, she now primarily assists boards in the financial sector. Her particular expertise is at the intersection of ethical, governance and regulatory frameworks.
Monique is on the Board of ILA (the Luxembourg Institute of Directors) and is also active in various international working groups relating to governance, ethics, digitisation, decentralisation and regulations, including being co-chair of the INATBA Blockchain Governance and Blockchain Standardisation Working Groups.
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. Jean has worked in the energy sector for more than 20 years and sits on the board of a number of energy companies.
Jean has a broad experience in merger and acquisition through his role in Encevo. He has also been a member of different business associations in Luxembourg and Belgium.
Prior to joining the energy sector, Jean worked for 20 years in the steel sector for ARBED S.A. (today ArcelorMittal). Jean holds a Masters degree in Metallurgy from the University of Liège in Belgium.