About me

I’m working on several energy efficiency financing projects around the world including the Investor Confidence Project Europe and I provide strategic and financing advice to energy and clean tech companies. I have also been a Non-Executive Director of Bglobal plc, an AIM listed smart meter and energy services company that has now delisted having successfully returned funds to shareholders. Prior to that I was a Corporate Finance Partner at Matrix Corporate Capital, leading the team specialising in energy and clean technology, and I led the Extel number 1 rated research team in the sector.
Following a PhD concerning the potential for energy efficiency in UK industry, I worked in energy efficiency for more than 20 years implementing large-scale energy management programmes. I also worked for the EU Phare programme, the United Nations Development Programme, USAID and the World Bank implementing national energy efficiency programmes in Romania.
In 2000 I joined Enron and was part of the team that implemented innovative energy supply and efficiency contracts for Sainsburys and Diageo, and in 2002 I led that team in their transition to RWE Solutions, going on to build a successful business that became part of RWE npower in 2006.
I’m active in UK energy efficiency policy development, am an experienced public speaker and have more than 150 publications on energy efficiency.  My first book, ‘Outsourcing of Energy Management’ came out in 2007 and my second book, “Energy Efficiency: the Definitive Guide to the Cheapest, Cleanest, Fastest Source of Energy”, was released in October 2013. I have been a government adviser to the Energy Efficiency Deployment Office in DECC and in November 2012 I was awarded the Energy Institute’s Individual Achievement Award.
I am also very interested in space and occasionally write and speak on space exploration and space tourism.
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