Our People

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Dominic Noel-Johnson

Prior to joining Low Carbon, Dominic was an Investment Principal at the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) which he joined at inception and which invested >£3bn of capital in projects worth >£10bn. Prior to GIB, Dominic worked at Hudson Clean Energy Private Equity, Shell and Citigroup Equity Research. Dominic has an MBA from INSEAD.

Juan Martin Alfonso

Chief Financial Officer

Juan Martin is Chief Financial Officer at Low Carbon. Juan brings more than 16 years experience in financial management, accounting, planning, treasury and risk management, built on operations, financing and complex transactions. Juan joined Low Carbon from the AES Corporation where he spent 12 years in a variety of senior finance roles responsible for the power generation and utilities businesses operating in Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa, where he held roles including CFO of Europe, Finance Managing Director of EMEA, FP&A Director, Internal Audit Director and Corporate Controller. Prior to AES, Juan worked at Deloitte & Touche between 1998 and 2002. Juan Martin is a Public Accountant.

Roy Bedlow

Chief Executive

Roy Bedlow is Chief Executive and co-founder of Low Carbon and Director of Oxygen House. He is also a founder member of the Carbon War Room: an international NGO and thought leader tasked with creating market-based solutions to climate change. Roy is a Trustee of the 1851 Trust: the Land Rover BAR sailing team charity that seeks to provide young people with the education, skills and training required to become innovators of the future, and stewards of the marine environment. As former Vice President and General Manager of Palm Europe, Roy founded the Geneva-based Handspring Sarl, later acquired by Palm. Prior to Palm, Roy was European Marketing Director of Apple.

Cathy Brown

Receptionist

Having graduated in 2014 with a BA hons 2:1 in Fashion Accessories Design, Cathy went on to intern with various designers in London for a year.  At Low Carbon, Cathy is responsible for front-of-house and office management duties.

Andrew Ciechan

Head of Project Finance and Treasury

Andrew joined Low Carbon in 2015 with responsibility for Project Finance and Treasury. Andrew qualified as a CIMA Accountant in 2009 and previously held financial management, accounting, planning and treasury roles in Anglo American Plc, AES Corporation and Aviva Plc, in both London and Madrid. He has a wealth of experience in Project Financed assets and in the UK and European Renewable and Thermal Energy industry. Andrew holds a BSc (Hons) in Management Sciences and Accounting from the University of Southampton.

 

Dan Coulter

Financial Accountant

Dan is CIMA qualified and prior to joining Low Carbon, spent 13 years with Royal Dutch Shell in various accounting roles across their group. He has a strong financial reporting background including process improvements, process migrations and management accounts across multiple projects and entities. Dan holds a BA in Economics from The University of Reading.

Aiden Donnellan

Head of Technical Asset Management

Aiden has more than 15 years civil and mechanical engineering experience across renewable, thermal and process technologies. He has held positions with AES and more recently New Earth Solutions where he was responsible for the management of the UK’s most innovative Waste to Energy Advanced Thermal Power Plant.

Sue Ferris

Consultant Accounts Assistant

Sue has 35 years’ experience in accountancy roles, including 10 years in container shipping for ACT(A) Ltd as UK Cashier and four years for AON. For the latter she worked on Lloyds Syndicate accounts, comprised of three open financial years and up to eight currencies. In addition, Sue has held various finance roles in the engineering sector and in local government.

Leo Fortey

Development Manager

Leo has 6 years’ experience in renewable energy development, project acquisition, due diligence, financing and commissioning. Leo joined Low Carbon from AGR Renewables where he was involved in the development, construction, financing and commissioning of one of the largest FIT wind portfolios in the UK. Leo also has experience in the commercial-scale onshore wind and solar PV projects.

Ian Larive

Investment Director

Ian has developed and financed a range of energy projects including 220MW of utility scale solar PV and 50MW of battery storage.  Prior to joining Low Carbon in 2012, Ian was in the Ingenious renewable energy team where he raised and deployed funds in the rooftop solar and energy-efficiency sectors. Ian began his career at Deloitte latterly working in their M&A Tax group on numerous private equity-backed transactions. Ian is a chartered accountant and chartered tax adviser.

Steve Mack

Head of Investments

Steve Mack, as Head of Investments at Low Carbon, has overall responsibility for the company’s investment strategy.  Steve has 15 years’ transactions experience in the power and renewable energy sector and has been involved in all investments made by Low Carbon to date.  Steve joined Low Carbon in 2012 as General Counsel and prior to that was a corporate partner at CMS Cameron McKenna working on a wide range of corporate and financing transactions in the sector.  Steve is a qualified solicitor.

Martin Pickard

Investment Director

A qualified accountant, Martin has over 25 years’ international energy-sector experience with corporate and private equity investors, originating, structuring and closing many energy-related acquisitions and transactions. A founder of Rockland Capital in 2003 and Rockfield Energy in 2008, Martin led investment in more than 1.25GW of thermal assets and over 150MW of renewable energy projects. For Low Carbon, Martin has originated and developed over 100MW of solar assets.

Chris Ratcliffe

Head of Modelling & Planning

Chris is the Head of Planning & Modelling at Low Carbon. Chris has ten years of experience in the energy sector working primarily in corporate planning, finance and business development on projects within Sub-Saharan Africa. During this time he has been involved in raising debt and equity funding in the energy sector of over $1Bn.  Prior to entering into industry he qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst and Young in South Africa before moving to PwC within their transactions team (Energy) working on deals throughout Europe.

Gemma Scott

Marketing Director

Before joining Low Carbon, Gemma has held several roles in finance since graduating from the University of Sheffield in 2009 with a BA in accountancy. She has a strong background in accounts payable and is currently working towards becoming ACCA qualified.

Quentin Scott

Marketing Director

More than 16 years in the telecommunications and technology sectors has given Quentin a comprehensive understanding of how the marketing mix is applied by UK and multinational companies. As well as IBM and O2, his most recent appointment prior to Low Carbon was BlackBerry, for which he was UK Marketing Director. In these roles, Quentin oversaw significant product launches as well as in-life product marketing across multiple distribution channels. A key responsibility for Quentin at Low Carbon will be to translate complex renewable energy concepts into consumer friendly propositions and offers.

Justin Thesiger

Operations Director

Justin has full ownership for Low Carbon’s portfolio of generating assets within Asset Management. He is also responsible for delivering scale and efficiency in the commercial and procurement functions for Low Carbon. Prior to Low Carbon, Justin spent more than 16 years in the telecommunications and technology sectors. Working for multinationals, SMEs and start-ups, he enjoyed various senior commercial roles in both purchasing and sales/business development. During his tenure at Orange and later France Telecom, Justin managed a spend of more than $750m, overseeing the cross-border commercial introduction of industry-changing product technologies, notably 3G.

Dominic Veale

Senior Technical Asset Manager

Dominic is a Senior Technical Asset Manager at Low Carbon with more than 15 years experience in the management of construction, civil and renewable energy project in the UK. In addition, Dominic has experience in the development and project management of large scale renewable energy projects with capacities between 5 and 50MW.

Ben White

Performance Analyst

Ben has worked in the renewable energy industry for more than five years. Prior to joining Low Carbon, Ben held positions at Ofgem and Anesco where he was responsible for 300MW of ground mounted solar assets.

Philip Woolfson

Controller

Philip has more than 11 years experience in accounting, auditing and fund administration. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PKF Ireland where his client portfolio included variously-sized companies operating in Property Development, Manufacturing and Consumer Products. Before joining Low Carbon, Philip was a Senior Manager with Royal Bank of Canada, a tier one bank with assets under administration of $608 billion. In Royal Bank of Canada he was responsible for the accounting and administration of Private Equity and Real Estate Funds domiciled in various jurisdictions.