Energy infrastructure: delivering international transitional energy businesses and their flagship projects. Hydrogen, wind, heat, solar, transportation, battery, efw or waste plastics. All require deep experience of policy, tariffs, project development, procurement, operations, global commodity trading and funding.
Seasoned MD, CEO, GP and iNED, managing senior stakeholder relationships, leading business planning & execution. Opportunistic. Customer focused & strong marketing culture, track record pioneering new businesses at the >$1B level, building relationships and organisational capability.
Experienced in fund management, energy real estate, technology selection, operations, trading, logistics, and project development, non-recourse project finance, deal origination, business funding (hedge, private equity, VC & AIM).
Warwick MBA 1994-1997, B.Eng (Hons) 1987, Chemical Engineering.
Member of the Institute of Directors since 2003
Member of the Institute of the Institution of Engineering and Technology ("IET")
Member of the IET Energy Policy Panel
Since 2019 Chris has been focusing on CMEnergyInsight, evaluating new business models for hydrogen, waste plastics chemical recycling, gigafatories, together with helping overseas entities setup new biomass trading operations in Europe and developing EFW investments. Prior to this Chris was working with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners deploying pension fund capital. From 2012-2017 Chris headed up Statkrafts biomass trading and origination business, establishing new flows of biomass fuel acrosss European ports. From 2007 to 2012 Chris was the founder and CEO of MGT Power, a development company that pioneered the concept of 300MWe CFBC biomass boilers located at ports and fed by global forestry. MGT Teeside was acquired by Macquare in 2016 and is commissioning at a cost of £1bn.
From 2003 to 2007 Chris was MD of Renewable Fuel Supply Limited, a new startup that grew to become the UKs largest importer of biomass fuels for coal fired power stations, with operations in Denmark, Spain, Greece, Scotland, Wales and England. RFSL was sold to EDF Trading in 2007.
From 2002 to 2003 Chris set up the European green products trading desk at AEP (American Electric Power) with responsibility for some of the industries first "ROC" trade master agreements from e.g. landfil gas sites. Before this Chris learnt energy commodity trading and origination at Enron, joining in 1997 and staying to the very end. Whilst at Enron Chris developed large CCGT projects in Italy, UK, Croatia and Hungary. Before Enron, Chris learnt his project development skills with PowerGen plc, focussing on EFW, tyre pyrolysis, FGD, and CHP.