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This list showcases the top London based CFO’ operating in the Energy space. If you think a CFO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected].
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
CFO of Solarcentury
Neil Perry is the CFO at Solarcentury.
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About Solarcentury: Solarcentury develops, constructs, owns and operates utility-scale solar and smart technology across Europe, Latin America and Africa.
CFO of Lightsource Renewable Energy
Carol is an internationally experienced Chief Financial Officer with experience spanning across natural resources and renewable energy. Prior to joining Lightsource BP, Carol held various senior financial positions at Vestas Wind Systems (a global leader in wind energy) based in Australia, Denmark and Spain. During this time Carol supported a 10bnEUR turnover as a Regional Chief Finance Officer, leading over 80 finance professionals supporting the Southern Europe, Middle East, North Africa and Latin America region. Carol was responsible for financial management of the entire value chain including sales, manufacturing, construction and after sales service, including the penetration and entry of new markets. Carol holds a degree in Business (Accounting) from Victoria University in Australia, and is a Certified Practicing Accountant.
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About Lightsource Renewable Energy: Lightsource is a provider of ground and rooftop solar installations in the UK.
Group CFO of National Grid
Career and experience: Prior to joining National Grid in 2008, Andy served in a number of roles with PricewaterhouseCoopers, including a secondment to the United States. Since then, he has worked in a range of senior finance leadership roles, including Group Financial Controller, UK CFO and, most recently, Group Tax and Treasury Director. Andy is a Chartered Accountant and member of the ICAEW. Skills and competencies: Andy has a breadth of financial management experience combined with a deep understanding of the energy and utility sectors across the UK and US. The experience gained from his range of finance leadership roles across the Group, together with his previous international experience, leave Andy well placed to support the Board and the Executive Committee in the delivery of group strategy and performance.
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About National Grid: National Grid facilitates electricity and gas transmission system and focuses on delivering clean energy.
Chief Financial Officer of Enecsys
Philipp has 18 years’ experience as a chartered accountant, having qualified with Stoy Hayward (now BDO LLP) in 1995. In 1997, Philipp moved into Corporate Finance, where he spent 16 years, becoming a partner in 2002; this included two years building BDO’s Government & Infrastructure team. During his time at BDO LLP, Philipp led over 50 capital market transactions, which raised, in aggregate, approximately £4 billion and the due diligence process on numerous M&A transactions. Philipp has an MA in Natural Sciences from Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University. He is also a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.
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About Enecsys: Enecsys manufactures grid-connected solar micro inverters and monitoring systems that offer a value proposition for solar PV systems.
Chief Financial Officer of Ceres Power
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About Ceres Power: Ceres Power Holdings PLC is a world leading developer of low cost, next generation fuel cell technology.
Chief Financial Officer of Argus Media group
Stuart Ashman is the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of the Argus Media group of companies. He joined Argus in 1999 having previously worked in accounting and finance roles in practice and banking in Australia and retail in the UK. Stuart was educated at the University of Tasmania and has been a member of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants for over 20 years.
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About Argus Media group: Argus Media group is a global energy and commodity price reporting agency.
Chief Financial Officer of Sonnedix
Stephen Williams is Sonnedix’s Chief Financial Officer and an Executive Vice President of the company. He joined Sonnedix in 2013 with over 20 years of experience growing innovative technology businesses in the UK and around the world. At Sonnedix, he has played a key role in developing the global finance team, as well as leading the London office through a period of massive growth and change. Prior to joining Sonnedix, he was a member of the Executive Leadership Team at Symbian—a joint venture set up by Psion, Nokia, Motorola and Ericsson—to develop a software platform for mobile phones. Joining at its inception in 1998 as EVP Finance and Operations, and later serving as CIO, Stephen helped grow the company to over 1,500 employees worldwide with a turnover exceeding £300M. In 2007, he joined former colleagues from Symbian to help establish AQA63336, a pioneering and highly successful text messaging Q&A service, which they grew from its infancy to six years of continuous profits before selling the business to a third party.
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About Sonnedix: Sonnedix Solar is a global power producer dedicated to produce low-carbon solar energy for the future.
CFO of Petrofac
Significant experience of the energy and utilities sectors and serving FTSE 250 CFO. An accountant by training, joined KPMG in 1985, rising to partnership in 1997 before joining Granada plc as director of financial control. Between 2002 and 2010, he gained significant further experience in the energy and utilities sectors holding CFO positions with Innogy (one of the UK’s leading integrated energy companies at the time), RWE Thames Water (the world’s third largest water and wastewater service company) and United Utilities Group PLC (a UK-based water and wastewater service company). He was Chief Financial Officer of Cable & Wireless Worldwide plc between 2010 and 2011. CFO of Petrofac Limited, the international oil and gas service provider and a non-executive director of the Carbon Trust.
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About G4S, Petrofac: Petrofac is a provider of oilfield services to the international oil and gas industry. It is registered in Jersey, with its main corporate
CFO of Drax Group
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About Drax Group: Drax Group is engaged in the electricity generation; electricity supply to business customers.
Chief Financial Officer of Zenith Energy
Luca joined Zenith as Finance Director of the Company’s Italian subsidiary in 2013, and was subsequently appointed to the position of Group Financial Controller. He was appointed to the position of Chief Financial Officer of the Company in 2017. Luca Benedetto trained in Italy as a registered accountant with further education in IFRS accounting and consolidation at IPSOA Milan. He has more than twenty-five years of accounting, auditing and financial administration experience. He is a former Italian soldier and was deployed to Somalia as part of the Unified Task Force in Operation Restore Hope.
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About Zenith Energy: Zenith Energy is a Engineering Consultancy and Project Management company.
Chief Financial Officer of Azuri Technologies
Liam is a qualified Chartered Accountant, who has worked with private investors and financial institutions in a number of countries across East and West Africa, to help raise funding and create structured financial instruments to support the development of sustainable, private sector enterprises. He has held several senior commercial and operational finance positions across Europe, the US and the Caribbean, in multinational companies including Bertelsmann, Ericsson & Digicel.
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About Azuri Technologies: Azuri brings affordable solar power to off-grid rural africans.
Chief Financial Officer of Energean Oil & Gas
Mr. Benos has extensive experience of working on international projects in the oil & gas sector, both in banking and industry, with a long track record of upstream financings in emerging markets. He joined Energean from Standard Chartered Bank, where he worked as a Director in their London Oil & Gas team to deliver a number of significant projects and acquisitions in Africa, Asia and Middle East. Mr. Benos previously worked for ConocoPhillips, where he held positions in European Treasury, North Sea Economics and International Downstream, with a focus on the North Sea, Central Europe and Middle East business. Mr. Benos began his career with Royal Bank of Scotland. He is a Chartered Accountant (ICAS) and holds an MSc in Shipping, Trade & Finance from Cass Business School.
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About Energean Oil & Gas: Energean is an independent E&P company focused on the Eastern Mediterranean region.
Chief Financial Officer of 3T Energy Group
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About 3T Energy Group: 3T Energy Group is to harness the power of technology to transform training and enhance performance.