Eelpower operates as a small executive team backed up by longstanding outsourced partners.
Governance is provided by a board with diverse experience of investing, technology, trading, regulated industry, renewable and sustainable generation and industrial consumption.
ChairmanCo-founder of Gordian Knot, a London, Geneva and NY based asset management company that specialises in credit, fixed income and derivative markets. SPH is also chairman of Yorkshire Hydropower & Northern Hydropower, two EIS funded run-of-river hydropower companies that operate generation and storage assets in England. Previously at Citibank, and educated at Harvard Business School and London School of Economics. Keen pilot (world Class II hang gliding champion 2002, won silver class at Reno air races 2012 & 2014, aerobatic display pilot, member of Gnat display team). Lives in London and farms in Suffolk. Typically seen with a pair of black Labradors; Nimbus & Niro.
Mark is an experienced entrepreneur, who has been dedicated to establishing environmentally responsible, renewable energy generation in the United Kingdom since 2010. Following an early career at IBM culminating in the Chairman’s office in Armonk NY, Mark has grown a broad range of businesses through inception to market sale. Mark holds a degree in Physics from Oxford University.
As Managing Director of Farm Power Apollo and Barn Energy, Mark has pioneered solar PV and low head hydropower, with the first co-located electricity storage assets in the UK. Eelpower emerges from this experience of transforming the viability and returns of renewables using electricity storage.
Commercial and TechnicalNeil is an experienced electricity industry professional who is one of the leaders of energy storage in the UK today. During 23 years at SSE, Neil always stayed close to his engineering and infrastructure background, holding a range of responsibilities culminating as Managing Director of SSE Utility Solutions. In the senior management team at Anesco for five years, Neil helped the company stand out in the Global Cleantech 100 and win the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 and Profit Track 100 in consecutive years while at times running the Operations, AnescoMeter, Connections and Energy Storage divisions. In the latter role, he developed and deployed Anesco’s Energy Storage offering as Anesco became the UK market leader. Neil has an MBA from Bath University. Neil is excited to be providing technical and commercial support to Eelpower as it develops its exciting plans for market leadership.
Chief Financial Officer
Graham is a graduate chartered accountant (FCA) and MBA with 25 years’ professional, executive and corporate finance advisory experience. His career has given him valuable sector experience in cleantech, industry and public-private projects, including the Green Investment Bank, the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and accountancy and business advisory firm PKF (now BDO).
Independently, Graham has operated as a principal for growth businesses such as Day 1 Energy, Q-Bot and as an advisor to the Carbon Trust and other public and private enterprises. He holds a degree in Economics from Southampton University and an MBA from Cass Business School. Graham’s skills have been applied valuably in the development, with Stephen and Mark, of Barn Energy and now Eelpower.
Company SecretaryJohn is a director of AE Global Investment Solutions Limited, a London based asset manager. Prior to this, John worked at Morgan Stanley for nine years, including acting as a director of a number of Morgan Stanley subsidiaries. John is an Irish national, holds a degree in Commerce from University College Dublin and is an associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a member of the Securities Institute. John brings his experience to Eelpower as it seeks to grow fast and effectively while managing the interests of all stakeholders to the enterprise.
Shareholder Non Executive DirectorAndrew is the CEO and Managing Partner of Talomon Capital. He has 22 years’ experience in asset management and investment banking, and was earlier the CEO of SAC Capital in Europe, with the firm managing $14bn in assets in 2010 during his tenure there. Andrew started his career at Morgan Stanley and has also worked at Credit Suisse, Barclays Capital and Deutsche Bank, in New York, London, Frankfurt and Tokyo. Most recently, he acted as a senior advisor to EME Capital, which is a private equity firm investing in the luxury, lifestyle and consumer sectors. Andrew holds a BA in Anthropology from Bates College, Maine.
Shareholder Non Executive Director
Piers is private investor based in the West Country who, until 2013, worked at Intermediate Capital Group PLC for 15 years, where he was a Partner and head of the UK investment team. Prior to ICG, he worked at KPMG for four years. Piers is a qualified Chartered Accountant and graduate of Cambridge University.
Shareholder Non Executive Director
Brooks is currently a Research Associate in the Department of Politics & International Relations at Oxford University and is a guest lecturer in Private Equity at the Said Business School at Oxford.
Brooks was the Member of Parliament for Braintree between 2005-15 and served in the Coalition Government as Minister for Civil Society in the Cabinet Office having previously served on the Treasury Select Committee and as a Government Whip and Lord Commissioner HM Treasury. In Opposition Brooks served as a Whip.
Prior to entering politics, Brooks was a Senior Partner at Apollo Management LP, a leading International Private Equity firm, with responsibility for the London office. Brooks was educated at Harvard College (AB History) and Harvard Business School (MBA Finance). He was also a Politics Research Graduate at Worcester College Oxford.