28 years experience in the energy sector with strong technical and commercial focus
Started and majority owner of decentralised power company Cogent Energy in Australia which was sold to Origin Energy (Mkt CAP 12.5B) in 2009
Started and majority owner of renewable and energy services company CES Energy in Ireland which was sold to Centrica Plc (FT100) in 2019
Developed and delivered a range of large scale energy projects using a variety of technologies across the globe.
Energy board adviser into SGB in ME (Group Turnover $25B)
Finalist in the 2008 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year
Engineering degree from Trinity College, Dublin & MBA from University College, Dublin; completed the Leadership for Growth programme run by Duke Corporate Education (not-for-profit support corporation for Duke University)
Tom is a highly respected energy advisor and has acted in this role for many large international companies.
Tom has delivered keynote addresses at international energy conferences and is considered to be an industry leader in the field of energy generation and energy efficiency.
Co-Founder & Advisor to CEO
Chartered Engineer and Chartered Director with over 30 years work experience in general management
Currently working as Director and private investor in a number of companies such as StayCity, ElectroRoute, Island Renewables (Ireland) and Pioneer Green Energy (Texas)
Previous roles include head of Strategy for SSE Group and Head of the renewable energy business for SSE
Prior to this played a key role over a 10 year period founding & building the Airtricity business, making it a world leading renewable energy company in Europe and North America. The company was a retailer of Electricity in Ireland creating the Airtricity retail brand
Successfully sold the Airtricity North American operations to EON for circa €900 million and then completed the sale of the rest of the company to SSE for €1,100 million
Engineering degree from Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin & MBA from Trinity College, Dublin
Paul’s specialties include: Renewable Energy, Strategy and Business Development
Co-Founder & General Manager
7 years experience in the energy sector with strong project development and project financing focus
Previous Commercial Manager with Centrica Business Solutions Ireland and previously CES Energy
Developed and delivered a 5MW solar PV project for Dale Farm, Northern Ireland, commissioned in 2018. Responsible for all phases including planning, grid connection, land leases & wayleaves, design, EPC & O&M contract, client PPA, be-spoke grid sharing agreement, export PPA, securing of project equity & debt financing
Delivered financial close on a 8MW thermal & 1.2MW electrical biomass ORC/CHP project in Ireland, commissioned in 2019. Responsible for the preparation of key contracts and management of stakeholders through the due diligence process to secure equity & debt financing
Engineering degree from University College, Dublin & Masters in Energy Engineering from University College, Dublin; Entrance Scholar to UCD
Pat’s specialties include: Renewable Energy, Commercial Modelling, Project Development, Project Financing and Financial Close Delivery & Management
Sales & Marketing Director
An accomplished International Sales & Marketing Director with a large business network.
Has 20 years’ experience building business across complex markets for multiple industries.
Experienced Customer Centric Leader in managing large Blue Chip Strategic Partnerships.
Managed complex internal process flows such as Demand and Sales & Operations Planning.
Commercial Lead for several business transformation projects improving revenues & margin.
Led the achievement of the marketing communications for key sustainability accreditations.
Built, developed and coached High-Performance teams, both in sport and in business.
Experienced influencer and senior leadership and board level.
Diploma in High Performance Leadership at the Irish Management Institute in 2019.
Advanced Leadership Development Programme at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School in 2020.
Included in the Business & Finance Top 100 CMO Index 2020 for his redevelopment of the Dairygold Co-Operative Brand.
Has served on the Board of Directors at Guaranteed Irish and currently sits on their Membership Appraisals Committee.
Represented Ireland at World X-Country Level – US Collegiate Track & Field Honours while attending Providence College, RI. USA 1984-88.