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ROCKFIELD ENERGY PARTNERS

MARTIN PICKARD – FOUNDING PARTNER

  • Martin has over 25 years of experience working in the UK, US and European energy sector with both corporate and private equity investors.

  • Previously Founder of Rockland Capital in 2003 - Martin established Rockfield Energy in 2008 as an investment boutique backed by private equity investors.

  • Martin is a qualified Accountant with significant utility and merchant energy experience and has held senior director positions at El Paso Energy and International Power. His experience covers both thermal and renewable generation including multiple small scale biomass, wind and solar PV projects in the UK. He holds a number of Non-Executive board positions in the UK.
Email: martin.pickard@rockfieldenergy.com

ALAN MARSHALL – PARTNER - CORPORATE FINANCE AND MODELLING

  • Alan has 20 years’ experience in the energy sector with transaction exposure in the UK, mainland Europe and the Far East.

  • He has been involved in the management, financing, acquisition and disposal of energy assets with a focus in recent years on renewable energy technologies. His experience has mainly been gained within major international energy and investment firms (Babcock & Brown, RWE, International Power and Enron). At RWE, Alan originated and led the award winning £400m Zephyr wind energy transaction. In recent years, Alan has been providing consulting and advisory services to investors, asset owners and developers in the energy sector. The services have been focussed on financial and strategic advice and the provision of interim director services.

  • Alan has a Chemical Engineering degree from Cambridge and is a Chartered Accountant.
Email: alan.marshall@rockfieldenergy.com

Dr BOB MIDDLETON – PARTNER - ASSET MANAGEMENT AND CONTRACTS

  • Bob is an engineer and businessman who has worked for 35 years in electrical power generation activities in 20 countries at senior levels with major international public and private organizations. In the last 12 years he has specialized in providing techno-economic advisory services and interim management support to private companies, banks, equity funds, independent power companies and the World Bank. He has also been involved in restructuring and capacity building of several public utilities.

  • He has been successful in developing and leading the implementation of large-scale power projects over a ten year period with National Power Plc and previously for fifteen years with the UK’s Central Electricity Generating Board. He was Director-India, National Power, based in Delhi having previously been resident in China as the Project Director in a Sino-foreign joint venture developing China’s largest coal fired power plant at that time.

  • Recent activities have included building an LNG gas-to-power business for a major West African private business. He is also currently a Board Member of a Middle East/Singapore private equity fund undertaking a series of acquisitions in India. The task includes ensuring that the targets have high value commercial contracts and efficient post-acquisition restructuring.
Email: bob.middleton@rockfieldenergy.com

PHILIP SPANOS – PARTNER - CAPITAL MARKETS / ENERGY EFFICIENCY / ASSET MANAGEMENT

  • Philip has worked in the energy sector – conventional and renewables - for almost 20 years. His early experience included GEC, Cegelec, ABB ALSTOM and ALSTOM Power. Most recently he held the positions of Head of Portfolio Funding for Carbon Trust Enterprises, Director of Project Development for BWSC in Denmark and Managing Director Asset Investment for MITIE Asset Management.

  • With extensive experience of developed and emerging markets worldwide, he has specialised in creation, origination, structuring, development, financing & delivery of complex power projects and project-based businesses. He achieved landmark deals for CTEL and notable project successes for Cegelec, ALSTOM Power and BWSC.

  • He has a detailed understanding of technologies, project and delivery structures, financing, energy services & performance contracting and asset management, as well as policy and regulatory issues and offtake and fuel supply strategies.

  • He was educated at Imperial College, London (graduate and post-graduate) and has served as a Commissioned Officer in the Royal Navy.

Email: philip.spanos@rockfieldenergy.com

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