Speakers

  • Ana Barillas, Principle, Aurora

    Ana is a Principal in Aurora’s consulting team.  Ana has over ten years of professional services experience with an extensive energy market modelling, forecasting, and advisory background for utilities, financial institutions, and infrastructure developers in the US, Latin America and Europe.  Prior to joining Aurora, Ana worked at CRA where she focused on energy disputes and policy and regulatory work.  Ana also worked at KPMG in London in the Power & Utilities Strategy team, as well as in the Commodity & Energy Risk Management team.  Ana started her career with a US-based energy consulting firm specializing in wholesale electricity price forecasting and uncertainty modelling.Ana holds an Energy MBA from Warwick University and a BSc. Economics from George Mason University.

     

  • Susan Baker, Associate Director, Climate, Environment & Sustainability, techUK

    Susanne Baker is associate director for climate, environment and sustainability at techUK, the business organisation for the UK’s technology sector. She is a board member of the High Speed Sustainable Manufacturing Institute and is chair of the board of directors for JTAC, the not-for-profit company that runs Material Change which is working to make recycling of electricals easier. Before joining techUK, Susanne worked for MakeUK, the manufacturers association and the environmental business journal, The ENDS Report. She is a Fellow of the RSA and a graduate of Kings College London and is a regular judge for the BusinessGreen Leaders Awards, the BusinessGreen Clean Tech Awards and the Edie Sustainability Leaders Awards.

     

  • Tobias Beyer, Energy Marketing Europe – Structured PPAs & Origination



     

  • Richard Boydell, Senior PPA Transaction Manager (Pexapark’s Advisory Team), PexaPark

    Richard has 9 years of power markets experience with a focus on Power Purchase Agreements and associated energy market regulations.  Previously Richard worked in PPA origination at RWE, and through his own consulting business advised clean energy funds and project developers on PPA transactions of more than €1.4bn revenue.  Richard joined Pexapark in Feb 2019 and is heading up its London office. Since then he has advised on PPA transactions in Spain, Italy, Nordics, Great Britain, I-SEM and the United States.  Richard holds a Bachelor of Economic Science from the University of Manchester

     

  • Juan Pablo Cerda, Founder & CEO, Zeigo

    Juan Pablo Cerda is the founder of a London-based technology company at the forefront of renewable energy, backed by the Green Angel Syndicate and Sustainable Ventures. Zeigo is a technology platform that connects corporates with renewable energy generators, using data & smart technology to cut through the complexities of clean power procurement. With strong experience building and exiting a business in the sector, JP believes in accelerating the green revolution to contribute towards a sustainable future.

     

  • Phil Dominy, Director: Corporate Finance – Energy & Infrastructure, EY

    Phil Dominy is a Director in a dedicated market-leading team at EY, of over 30 energy specialists in strategy and corporate finance, based in London. Phil is passionate about fighting climate change through an increased uptake of renewable energy, and helping large companies do the right thing. He is a leading expert in developing renewable energy strategies, together with originating and negotiating long-term PPAs for large corporates in multiple countries around the world, including the UK, US, India, Mexico, Australia, South Africa, Thailand, Ireland, France, Portugal, Spain and elsewhere in Europe. Phil is also well recognised in the renewables sector for his role as Senior Advisor for EY’s Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Indices. This established bi-annual publication provides a view on the attractiveness for investment in 40 countries across the world.

     

  • Danni Fitzpatrick, Head of Origination & Offtake, ScottishPower 

    As Head of Origination & Offtake, responsible for the UK and Ireland, Danni is highly experienced in supporting customers to meet their green energy ambitions. Danni plays a key role in developing new product offerings linking the commercial drivers of our customers with the strategic investment criteria needed to deliver new green generation plant.

     

  • Matthew Fell, Chief UK Policy Director, CBI

    As Chief UK policy director Matthew is responsible for developing and shaping the CBI’s domestic policy agenda, including on People and Skills, Infrastructure and Innovation. He also leads the CBI’s work on industrial and regional policy. 
    Matthew is the CBI’s key spokesperson and has responsibility for political relationships and influencing across these areas of UK policy. Matthew joined the CBI in 1999 and has covered a range of business sectors including manufacturing, small business and financial services. As director for competitive markets Matthew led the CBI’s work on competition, regulation and corporate governance as well as campaigns to champion the UK's mid-market and the "Great Business Debate" to build public confidence in business. Immediately prior to taking up his current role, Matthew was Chief of Staff with responsibility for the CBI’s strategy, people and governance. Matthew has considerable experience of engaging with government, regulators and senior business leaders. He is a member of the CBI’s senior leadership team and sits on its Executive Committee. 

     

  • Caroline Gilpin, PPA Origination Manager, RES

    Caroline is responsible for identifying and inaugurating PPAs in the European energy markets for RES, a global wind, solar and storage developer and operator.  As a manager in a global PPA team of 16 PPA specialists in Europe, Australia, USA and Canada, she has experience of over 1.7GW PPAs across these markets. She is passionate about green energy and the positive benefit a PPA partnership brings.  Caroline has over seven years of experience in the renewable energy sector in various project development, asset management and client facing roles.  Prior to RES, she worked for 10 years in the aerospace service operations business at Rolls-Royce plc.

     

  • Chris Hewett, CEO, Solar Trade Association 

    Chris has 25 years’ experience in advocacy, policy research, thought leadership and campaigning on a wide variety of sustainability, energy and environmental issues. He was Head of Climate Change for the Environment Agency, providing advice to Government on climate change mitigation and adaptation. He has worked for a number of leading NGOs & government agencies, including successful advocacy for the Green Investment Bank at Green Alliance, global aviation research for the Committee on Climate Change, and more recently leading policy and advocacy for the Finance Innovation Lab.

     

  • Nigel Hartnup, Director of Energy, Laser Energy

    Nigel is responsible for the sustainable growth and success of the Commercial Services Group’s LASER and Lumina energy businesses, owned by Kent County Council. His background is in energy markets and procurement, where he has assisted major public and private sector organisations to develop and implement efficient ways of controlling and reducing their energy spend.  Nigel previously worked as Principal Consultant Head of Energy and Carbon Markets for Energetics’ Pty Ltd, Australia’s leading energy and environmental consultancy. He has worked at Board and Chief Executive level with a number of Australian Stock Exchange listed companies to manage a procurement portfolio of electricity, natural gas, liquid fuels, GreenPower, Power Purchase Agreements and carbon offsets worth in excess of $1bn per annum.

     

  • Sam Kimmins, Head of RE100, RE100

    Sam is Head of the RE100 with the Climate Group.  RE100 brings together the world's most influential companies committed to 100% renewable power. Over his 23 year career, Sam has lead sustainability projects across different business sectors including shipping, aviation, and construction. Prior to leading RE100, Sam spearheaded Forum for the Future’s Sustainable Shipping InitiativeHe is currently non-executive director of the Ethical Consumer Research Association, and holds an MSc in Pollution and Environmental Control from the University of Manchester and a BSc in Natural Environmental Science from Sheffield University.

     

  • Aleksandra Klassen, Senior Impact Manager, RE100

    Aleksandra manages the international operations of The Climate Group's largest business action campaign, RE100. She first got involved in the energy industry through publishing market intelligence reports in seven countries across South East Asia, Northern Europe and the Middle East. At the UK Solar Trade Association, she worked across policy, business development and strategy, focusing on Scotland and growing the energy storage market. Aleksandra holds a Master of Science in Energy, Trade and Finance from Cass Business School. Her research there on the application of market-based, off-grid solar PV solutions in refugee camps earned her a UK graduate start-up scheme.

     

  • Natasha Luther-Jones, Partner and Global Co-Chair, Energy and Natural Resources Sector, DLA Piper

    Natasha Luther-Jones is a Partner and Global Co-Chair of Energy and Natural Resources at DLA Piper. She specialises in renewable energy advising developers, EPC and O&M contractors, funders, purchasers, sellers, equity investors and off-takers. A key part of Natasha’s practice is advising corporate off-takers, generators and funders on Corporate Power Purchase Agreements. She has been involved in Corporate Power Purchase Agreements with high profile companies in the telecoms, IT, banking, retail, chemical, beverage and consumer sectors. She advised AB InBev on a synthetic PPA with Lightsource BP as part of the UK’s biggest ever unsubsidised solar power deal. Natasha is recognised in The Legal Power List 2018 as one of the top 15 most influential lawyers globally. The independent legal sector rankings from Legal 500 2019/20 ranked her as a 'Leading Individual' in London: Power (including Electricity, Nuclear and Renewables) and her team were awarded ‘Projects, Energy & Natural Resources, Firm of the Year’ from Legal 500 UK Awards 2020.

     

  • Carolyn McKenzie, Head of Sustainable Business & Communities, Kent County Council

    Carolyn McKenzie has over 20 years experience working in across the sustainability agenda for the private sector, local government and the not for profit sector with specific focus on sustainable business, energy and climate change. Most recently Carolyn is working with local authorities across Kent and Medway to develop a joint approach to achieving net zero and with the South East Enterprise Partnership to embed clean growth across the region. Carolyn Chairs the ADEPT Energy Sub Group and sits on the Local Authority Adaptation Advisory Panel hosted by DEFRA. (LAAP)

     

  • Taylor McKenzie, Origination & Offtake Analyst, ScottishPower

    As part of the Origination & Offtake team, Taylor is responsible for originating, negotiating and executing corporate PPAs to enable investment in ScottishPower’s extensive renewable energy development pipeline across the UK and Ireland. Taylor is highly experience in supporting large clients with their energy requirements, as well as leading innovative product development within ScottishPower.

     

  • Hugh McNeal, CEO, RenewableUK

    Hugh McNeal has been Chief Executive of RenewableUK since April 2016. He was a senior civil servant from 2006, including spending almost 5 years as the Chief Executive of the Office for Renewable Energy Deployment, and leading work on the development of the UK’s first Low Carbon Industrial Strategy as Deputy Director of Low Carbon Business from 2008 to 2010 at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.  Hugh is a Board member of the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult. Hugh was educated at the London School of Economics and Harvard University where he also taught from 1995 to 2000.  He was on the Board and then Chair of Equinox, a charity providing services to people seeking to overcome alcohol, drug and mental health problems, from 2002 until 2012.  Hugh lives in South London with his wife and young son.

     

  • Lars Meckenstock, Director Asset CommercialisationRWE

    Lars Meckenstock has been working in the Energy & Utility industry for 20 years. He is currently Director for Asset Commercialization at RWE Renewables, marketing the global renewable portfolio for solar, storage and wind. He studied Business Administration at University of Passau and University of Cologne with a focus on Energy/Utilities. After his studies he spent around 10 years in management consulting before moving to E.ON and moved in 2019 as part of the E.ON/RWE transaction with the renewable segment to RWE.

     

  • Natasha Morgan, Head of Growth, Zeigo



     

  • Richard Murphy, Managing Director, TEC



     

  • Luca Pedretti, COO & Co-Founder of Pexapark AG, PexaPark

    Luca has over 10 years of experience in building successful renewable offtake businesses. He has structured and managed energy off-take agreements from renewable energy sources of more than 3,000 MW. Prior to co-founding Pexapark, Luca spent 10 years at Axpo Trading, with the last 4 years spent as Head Origination. Luca has also spent time working overseas in Indonesia providing advisory on microfinance. Luca holds a Master in International Politics and Governance from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Luca is passionate about renewable energy and risk management and secretly writes blog posts about it.

     

  • Zosia Riesner, Head of UK PPA, Lightsource BP

    Zosia joined Lightsource BP in 2016 to lead the growing Corporate PPA team.  With over a decade of senior-level experience in the energy sector, Zosia has a deep understanding of the energy markets including corporate energy procurement and risk management as well as off take arrangements for renewable assets.  She brings a great depth of knowledge to the Lightsource BP European Corporate PPA team having been actively involved in the UK Corporate PPA market place since the beginning and led several negotiations on corporate PPAs whilst at Utilyx.  Zosia’s team are responsible for power marketing activities in UK, Republic of Ireland, The Netherlands, Italy, Portugal  and Spain. 

     

  • Kane Stockwell, Low Carbon Contracting Lead, Laser 

    I have been in the energy industry for 10 years and specialising in procurement. Historically I have been part of a team that sets up energy supply frameworks with a value of over £500 million per annum, managing the ongoing hedging portfolio within that. Now my aim is to provide route-to-market for public sector bodies to access goods and services that can reduce carbon emissions or replaces the source of their energy consumption with low/zero carbon alternatives.


     

  • Jason Torrance, Policy Director, UK100

    Jason Torrance is a third sector Director with 30 years’ experience of directing effective public policy initiatives, creating influential programmes and delivering strategic impact. He is a respected partnership convener who has used entrepreneurial approaches to build relationships within organisations, at high levels in Government, and with a wide array of cross sector partners to deliver on-the-ground change and long-term impact. Most recently he led work that delivered two National Clean Air Summit's in June 2018 and February 2019 and an International Clean Air Summit in October 2019. He has previously held roles as Campaigns Director at the Campaign for Better Transport, Policy Director at Sustrans and Co-chair of Stakeholder Advisory Group at Highways England before joining UK100 in April 2018.

     

  • Peter UrlingsEnergy Marketing Europe – Team Lead Energy Marketing Europe



     

  • TBC, Anglian Water

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