Gordon Horsfield | Chairman
Gordon is the previous Chairman of Drax Group Plc, the owner and operator of the UK’s largest coal and biomass powered generating plant. Currently he is also a director of Shuropody Limited, of Turner & Townsend PLC, MyScience Limited and the Holbeck Charitable Trust. He is also a Partner in Yearsleydale LLP. He was previously a Non-Executive director of Algeco Scotsman Holding SARL, former Chairman of the Norwich & Peterborough Building Society, Chair of Council at the University of York and chaired a number of Committees of the Ampleforth Abbey Trust. Until the end of 2002 he was with PwC, latterly as Director of Operations, having previously been Head of Corporate Finance & Recovery at Price Waterhouse UK.
Peter is a Research Fellow of Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham and has over 20 years industrial experience in process engineering. Specialising in the application of supercritical carbon dioxide and superheated water, he has developed a body of work resulting in patents for materials, processes and analytical techniques. Peter was previously Operations Director of LLi and has extensive experience in the delivery of large scale development projects. He also founded two successful engineering businesses producing phytochemical extracts and high performance engineering polymers for multinational companies.
Pawel is a Senior Advisor to Kleinwort Benson and has over 25 years experience in financial services. Pawel was previously the Investment Partner of Hermes BPK Partners and prior to that a Partner and member of the Management Committee of Caliburn Capital Partners. Formerly Pawel ran the Global Technology Sales Team at Merrill Lynch and was Head of Deutsche Bank Securities’ London based Pan European equity sales team. He has extensive experience in capital raising in both the institutional, public and early stage private markets.
Sam is a qualified lawyer, having trained and worked for Allen & Overy LLP. Sam has recently been involved in the development of start-up businesses in the UK and the USA. Sam was educated at Durham University, BPP Law School and the College of Law. He leads the commercial team of CCm.
Richard is a Partner of Opus Corporate Finance and has more than 30 years of experience in the utilities, energy, technology and infrastructure sectors. Richard has been Head of European Utilities & the Energy Advisory team of Goldman Sachs; Managing Director and Senior Adviser of Greenhill & Co.; Managing Director of Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein as well as Deputy Director General of Ofgem. More recently, he was a Partner of Matrix and a Senior Adviser to the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC). He now primarily focuses on small to midcap energy technology companies in the power, new energy and clean tech space.