Our team is based across the UK and Spain, with a well-established network of professional advisors and local partners in every market where we operate
Ian has an established career in renewable energy and finance.
Since Ian co-founded Island Green Power in 2013 he has lead the company to become one of the world’s largest and most successful Solar Developers with over 1 GW of plants developed. Under his leadership, Island Green Power has grown from being a UK focused developer to a developer with operations in 5 markets who are well positioned to lead the energy revolution.
Prior to founding Island Green Power, Ian co-founded Scientia Solar which completed the development of 12 projects in Italy under the feed in tariff regime.
Before becoming involved in the renewable energy industry, Ian founded Liberty Asset Management in 1996, which grew to become one of Ireland’s largest independent financial services companies with assets under management of €300m. In 2002, Liberty was acquired by Eureko, a major European Insurance Conglomerate.
Ian is also an avid golfer with aspirations. He has competed in the prestigious Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Pro-Am several times.
Colm has an established career in renewable energy.
Since Colm co-founded Island Green Power in 2013 the company has grown to become one of the world’s largest and most successful Solar Developers with over 1 GW of plants developed. In time, the company has realised many market firsts such as some of the first grid parity projects in the UK and the first non-grant funded Utility Scale project in Australia.
Colm is widely respected in the industry and has a wealth of connections. He is a firm believer that the world is going through a once in a lifetime energy transformation where clean renewable energy is more affordable than conventional fossil fuels and an energy revolution is happening.
Prior to founding Island Green Power Colm co-founded Scientia Solar which completed the development of 12 projects in Italy under the feed in tariff regime.
Before Colm’s involvement in the renewable energy industry he owned a real estate development company which completed several developments in Eastern Europe in partnership with institutional investors.
Colm is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and a qualified private pilot.
Bertie Ahern is the Chairman of Island Green Power.
Bertie is the former Taoiseach of Ireland (Prime Minister) having served as a member of the Irish Parliament for almost 35 years.
He was first elected Taoiseach in June 1997, he was re-elected in June 2002 and again in May 2007 and is the first person in over sixty years to have been elected to that office on three successive occasions.
Bertie was the Minister for Labour from March 1987 to November 1991 and was appointed Minister for Finance on three separate occasions from November 1991 to December 1994.
Bertie was one of the prime architects of the Good Friday Agreement in April 1998 alongside the political parties in Northern Ireland, Tony Blair, Bill Clinton, Mo Mowlam and George Mitchell which set Northern Ireland on the trajectory of peace after thirty years of civil unrest.
During his second term as Taoiseach, Bertie became the president of the European Council in 2004. Under his presidency EU leaders agreed a European Constitution.
Columb qualified as an Accountant in Ireland and has over forty years’ experience in finance and business. Having spent almost 10 years in practice he moved to the UK and worked in various industries mainly in the Brewing, Pubs, and hospitality sector.
Prior to joining Island Green Power in 2021 he was semi-retired and involved in technology and life sciences mainly as an adviser/investor.
Outside work, Columb is an avid golfer and likes to travel to see great places and watch great sporting events. Golf and Rugby (Leinster and Ireland) being the arenas of choice, though as an Everton football fan he clearly experiences most sporting emotions.
Currently serving as Head of Legal, Chandni oversees property, corporate and compliance functions at Island Green Power, bringing over 15 years experience to the senior management team. Chandni manages multi-faceted internal and external legal and business teams in delivering transformative solar and battery storage projects within the UK and internationally. She is also deeply involved in the overall operations of the business, leading initiatives to streamline workflows and process through an ESG lens, further strengthening IGP’s mission to provide sustainable and environmentally conscious energy solutions for the benefit of communities and IGP’s stakeholders.
Prior to joining IGP, Chandni worked in private practice acting for a wide range of industry players, including energy developers, electricity suppliers, National Grid ESO, National Grid Grain LNG and other market players in relation to their regulatory and contractual matters.
Chandni grew up on the sunny and sandy shoreline of Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania. Outside the usual gym routine, she is a seasonal rock climber, an occasional tennis player and a newbie golfer.
Dave has worked with Island Green Power since 2013 and is responsible for the project management of the company’s solar projects in UK and Ireland.
Prior to joining Island Green Power, Dave spent 15 years working in senior management roles in the engineering and automotive industries in the UK and Europe, making extensive use of his degree in Mechanical Engineering and MBA.
This has involved leading complex component engineering, supply chain procurement, continuous improvement exercises and quality management for General Motors and component manufacturers. As General Manager at Holden he was responsible for strategy and operations of their start-up Mobility business, delivering bespoke vehicle engineering solutions to clients.
Dave has retained a hands on approach to engineering and continues to work on classic cars in his spare time, as well as being Chairman of a grassroots football club.
Tamsin joined the Island Green Power legal team as Senior Legal Counsel in January 2023 and advises on land acquisition and site set-up matters relating to Island Green Power’s utility-scale solar PV and battery projects in the UK.
Tamsin previously worked in the legal team at Battersea Power Station Development Company and, before moving inhouse, qualified into and practised in the commercial real estate team of city law firm CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP where she advised on a range of property issues, including landowner development, property finance and commercial leases.
Outside work, Tamsin enjoys travelling, art and yoga.
Rob works within the legal team at Island Green Power and assists in the land acquisition and site set-up aspects of the project cycle.
Previously, Rob has worked for international law firms specialising in the real estate aspects of renewable projects, including solar and on-shore and off-shore wind.
Outside of work, Rob enjoys sport and outdoor activities, including rugby, hiking and triathlon.
Matthew Pearce is a real estate solicitor with a particular focus on renewable energy and infrastructure projects.
During his career working for a City and US firms, he has advised on projects ranging from the acquisition, development and refinancing of solar farms, wind farms and biomass power plants, through to office and industrial developments and retail and healthcare portfolio acquisitions and disposals.
He has worked both in private practice and as in-house counsel and in addition to being a member of the Law Society of England and Wales is registered with the Paris Bar as a Consultant Juridique Étranger.
Matthew is an Arsenal season ticket holder.
Kat joined Island Green Power in 2023 and provides legal support to the project development team. Prior to joining IGP, Kat was a senior lawyer at Walker Morris LLP where she acted for developers, landowners and investors on a range of renewable energy projects.
From her time in private practice, Kat is well versed on the land, planning and project set up issues associated with utility-scale solar PV and battery projects. She is also experienced on associated rural and planning matters including DCO applications, dealings with common land and farming tenancies.
Kat is based in Yorkshire where, outside of work, you may find her treading the boards at her local am dram society.
Nilakshi joined our Legal team in 2023 as a Corporate and Company Secretarial Paralegal, where she plays an integral role in assisting our Head of Legal with a wide range of Corporate and Commercial matters.
Prior to joining our team, Nilakshi served as an Attorney at Law and a Registered Company Secretary in Sri Lanka. Her experience extends to working with a renowned accountancy practice in London, where she contributed her skills to the Company Secretarial team. In addition to her legal background, Nilakshi holds qualifications in Accounting and Business Administration, ensuring a well-rounded approach to her work.
Hailing from the picturesque island nation of Sri Lanka, she’s enjoys cooking authentic Sri Lankan cuisine and has a deep passion for music.
Before Island Green Power, Eilidh spent 4 years at an international law firm inutilities and asset management.
During Eilidh’s utilities career, her interest in renewable energy grew having assisted on offshore wind and solar projects in Scotland, and the Green Energy Project on behalf of a Distribution Network Operator in England.
Outside of work, Eilidh enjoys being around her pets, travelling and baking.
Zaki joined Island Green Power in October 2022, where he assists with legal and commercial exchanges, as well as the development and integration of software platforms.
This is Zaki’s first full-time role after graduating with a degree in International Relations in 2022. While at university, he developed a keen interest in decarbonization and developing ESG frameworks.
Outside of the office, Zaki enjoys travelling to different parts of the world and playing tennis.
Grant is a Chartered Accountant with over thirty years’ experience mainly supporting the bidding, financing, and operations of large infrastructure projects. Prior to joining Island Green Power in 2022, Grant was Head of Reporting for a global service and utilities company.
Outside work, Grant is a keen sportsman and is a county rugby referee for Buckinghamshire.
Ewa joined Island Green Power in 2016. As one of the first employees at the company, Ewa has held several roles in line with the company’s growth. She is currently Head of HR.
Prior to joining Island Green Power Ewa held key roles in start-ups and growth companies in different industries and countries. At the Swedish language school EF, Ewa was responsible for managing Swedish students’ year-long exchange program in USA. At Rights Agency Limited, a company managing artists’ royalty payments, Ewa was the General Manager liaising with worldwide, state-owned rights agents as well as the world’s most well-known artists. Other industries where Ewa has worked include recruitment, media and hospitality.
Outside of work, Ewa enjoys travelling, pottery and long walks with her family.
Mark joined Island Green Power in October 2023 and is a member of the Finance and Administration team.
Prior to joining Island Green Power, Mark spent 4 years in KPMG Ireland’s audit practice where he developed strong financial reporting expertise and gained a broad commercial awareness. Over the same period, Mark qualified as a Chartered Accountant and is now an active member of Chartered Accountants Ireland.
During Mark’s audit career he led audits of companies operating in the renewable energy sphere. During these audits, he developed a strong interest in this sector from both a commercial and environmental perspective.
Outside of work, Mark enjoys the outdoors, sport, and living an active lifestyle. He also has a keen interest in food, cooking and travel.
Cathy joined Island Green Power in December 2020 and is a member of the Finance and Administration team.
Prior to joining Island Green Power, Cathy spent sixteen years working in the finance department for a large American company specialising in the collectibles market.
A Management Accountant, Cathy brings with her the experience of having worked with several types of accounting systems and will make a major contribution to the design and development of the company’s new in-house accounting system. She also brings with her years of team leadership experience from her previous roles.
Cathy enjoys going to the theatre, watching sports and has a great love of animals.
Christella joined Island Green Power in April 2022 and is a member of the Finance and Administration team.
Prior to joining Island Green Power, Christella worked 13 years in the Finance Department of a global healthcare technology and services company who provides specialised software and data services to healthcare industries and professionals like the NHS, Ministry of Defence, GP’s and Pharmacies in the UK.
She originally started her career in Banking and FX Trading and spent 13 years working at a number of International Money Brokers and major banks as a FX Dealer Assistant.
In her spare time, Christella enjoys photography, growing vegetables in her allotment and long country walks with her family.
Cavan joined Island Green Power and the Finance team in February 2023.
Cavan has always had a keen eye on business studies.
In his spare time, he enjoys watching sport, predominantly football, boxing and golf.
With twelve years of experience in the industry, Alessio is responsible for the design of IGP’s Solar PV Plants and BESS systems. His responsibilities range from detailed System Design, Yield Assessments to project management of EPC tendering and contractors. He has a technical approach to problem solving, great attention to details and is a real team player.
Prior to joining Island Green Power Alessio worked in a similar role for another UK Developer. Before this he was a building surveyor in the construction industry in Italy.
Alessio hails from the beautiful island of Sardinia and sees himself as a brand ambassador for all things Italian – food, fashion, history and culture. He is also passionate about sports, regular gym goers and keen traveller.
Mathias joined Island Green Power in 2021. He is responsible for supporting the development and design of Utility-scale PV Plants and perform energy yield assessments.
Born in Uruguay, Mathias started his journey in Renewables in 2012. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with a focus on Energy and Sustainability. After graduating he joined a well established solar company in Surrey working as a Solar PV design engineer. Here he developed his skills in designing grid-tied systems with battery storage as well as preparing quotations and grid connection applications.
Prior to this Mathias worked as an administrator in the shipping industry at the Port of Montevideo where he worked in the logistics department.
In his spare time, Mathias plays music in a band and enjoys going to the community garden to grow organic vegetables in tune with nature.
Antonio joined Island Green Power as Project Designer in 2023. Before joining IGP, he gained experience, as a Project Engineer, on the development of large-scale onshore wind and solar projects in Italy.
Antonio is a rounded professional with an academic background both in engineering and in business administration. He qualified at the University of Bologna (Italy) with an MSc in Environmental Engineering (with First Class Hons) and an MBA in Green Energy. He is also Prince2 Agile certified in project management. Antonio’s professional exposure includes a diverse portfolio of experiences, ranging from automotive to renewable energy.
Antonio enjoys traveling; he finds witnessing new cultures inspiring and enhancing his creativity. He loves outdoor sports such as hiking and open water swimming.
Joss joined Island Green Power in 2020 and is responsible for the development of the company’s Solar PV projects in the New Zealand.
Joss’ role involves managing the New Zealand portfolio through the full development process, securing land, grid and managing the permitting process to bring projects through to shovel-ready. Joss is also responsible in the financial modelling and profitability of the projects across all jurisdictions that IGP operate.
Prior to joining Island Green Power, Joss worked as an Investment Manager at the Ingenious Group, focusing on the project financing and development funding of renewable energy projects in the UK, Europe and the Middle East.
Joss started his career in forestry investment after completing his Masters Degree in Chemistry at the University of Oxford.
Joss is a very keen traveller and surfer who enjoys playing rugby for his local club in his spare time.
Alessandra joined Island Green Power in 2022 and is responsible for coordinating Island Green Power’s marketing and communications initiatives.
She has more than five years of working in the energy field assisting on land and real estate matters and has a background in marketing and communications from renowned firms like WPP and Warner Media.
In her leisure time, Alessandra enjoys the great outdoors, with kayaking and mountaineering among her favourite activities. Additionally, she is a yoga enthusiast and earned her instructor certification in 2018.
Eve Browning joined Island Green Power in 2021 as a Project Development Manager based in their Norwich office. Eve has over ten years’ experience in renewable energy development and project management roles.
Eve was previously Head of Development at Temporis Wind, an onshore wind developer-owner-operator responsible for the creation of the UK’s largest portfolio of Feed-in Tariff wind projects. Since then, Eve has gained experience in the development of utility scale solar developments and battery energy storage systems, as well as undertaking the DCO requirements discharge for an offshore wind farm in a consultancy role.
Eve has a master’s degree in Physics from the University of Oxford. In her spare time she enjoys exploring East Anglia and further afield with her energetic young family.
Lesley joined Island Green Power in 2021 to project manage UK sites through the development process.
Solar energy has been a passion for Lesley since completing her thesis on dye-sensitised solar cells during her Master’s degree in Chemistry. She started her career as a Project Manager of residential solar installations and has since worked on the development and construction of commercial solar farms.
Lesley is also a keen volunteer for her local community energy group who manage the funding, construction and operation of solar installations to benefit the community. She provides technical support, event planning and has even been known to sing (badly) to promote the cause.
Lesley has farming roots, and loves to get out of the city and back to the countryside when she can. In London, she’s a regular on the netball court and the yoga mat.
Natasha Worrall joined Island Green Power in 2023 as a Project Development Manager based near Bristol. Natasha has 6 years’ of environmental planning and project management experience.
Natasha was an Environmental Consultant and Project Manager specialising in Environmental Impact Assessment for land development schemes and linear infrastructure and has experience of delivering projects under the Town and Country Planning Act and Development Consent Orders under the Infrastructure Regulations. Natasha managed the production of Environmental Statements, ecological and environmental surveys, environmental licenses and permits and planning reports for a wide range of private and public sector clients.
Natasha studied Geography as an undergraduate and completed a masters Environmental Consultancy with a focus on sustainable technologies and environmental assessment. Natasha spends her spare time hiking and exploring Devon and Cornwall with her dog.
Mick joined IGP in 2023 to help progress several of our projects through the development process in Scotland.
He is a Chartered Town Planner with over 30 years’ experience, spanning roles in local government and the private sector. The latter part of his career has included working as a project manager in the wind power industry as well as consultancy for developers on different types of energy generation and electricity transmission/ distribution schemes. His most recent position prior to IGP, was advising Centrica PLC on planning for their utility-scale solar and battery storage portfolios.
Outside of work Mick enjoys surfing, skateboarding and getting out into the Scottish countryside for a good walk and forage.
Tom Edwards joined Island Green Power in 2022 as a Land Manager based in Cheltenham.
Tom has 8 years’ experience working with rural and infrastructure clients, having worked across a breadth of industries including power and renewables. Tom has worked on Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects, having worked through Development Consent Orders from inception to implementation. Across these projects Tom managed large volumes of land and interests, building effective working relationships with stakeholders.
Tom studied Rural Land Management at the Royal Agricultural College Cirencester and has qualified as a Chartered Surveyor and a Fellow of the Association of Agricultural Valuers.
In his spare time Tom enjoys outdoor and rural activities as well as rugby, gravel biking and home brewing.
James joined Island Green Power in 2023 as a Land Manager based in South Wiltshire.
He has spent over 20 years working in property specialising in telecommunications infrastructure. Initially dealing with land acquisition and planning which was followed by a move to estate and senior property management roles within two national mobile phone operators. While working for one of the operators, James led the project scope and bid creation for the acquisition, planning, design and build element of new Government backed emergency communications network, which successfully turned into a major development project for the company.
Most recently James has worked for a national rural consultancy providing specialist advice to landowning clients affected by statutory notices served by telecommunications companies.
Outside of work, James is a parish councillor and trustee of the village hall. In his spare time James enjoys cycling and working on various ongoing projects on his house.
Sam joined Island Green Power in December 2020 and is responsible for assisting the UK development team deliver projects.
Sam graduated from Swansea University in 2019 with a First-Class Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Since joining IGP his main focus has been on the assessment, application, and management of grid connections both on the Transmission and Distribution levels. Sam has also assisted with assessment of land for the suitability of sites, implementing QGIS system for the company. He is now taking projects to co-project management throughout the development and consenting process.
Sam is a keen skier and enjoys many outdoor activities, such as hiking and camping. He has completed both the GR5 and GR20, two of Europe’s toughest hikes. Having played from a young age, Sam still plays the occasional game of rugby.
James joined Island Green Power in October 2022 as a Project Manager to assist the UK team in delivering on its projects based in the Norwich office.
He started his career as a Planning Consultant for a multidisciplinary planning consultancy, focusing on renewable developments. He cut his teeth assisting in the development of utility scale solar developments and battery energy storage systems, together with preparing applications for onshore wind and grid connections. He was also part of the project team that was granted the first solar DCO in the UK.
James graduated from the University of York in August 2021, with a degree in Human Geography and Environment with a Year in Industry. Here he completed his final project evaluating renewable energy policy against national climate targets.
James is a local supporter of Norwich City Football Club and is a keen traveller, often exploring Europe during his time off.
Jose joined Island Green Power in 2021 as Chairman for Island Green Power Spain SL.
Jose was Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism of the Spanish Government (December 2011-April 2016). Prior to this he was the Deputy Prime Minister of the Regional Government of the Canary Islands (June 2007-October 2010). Jose was also President of the Government (Cabildo) of Gran Canaria (June 2003-June 2007) and Major of the city of Las Palmas (June 1995-June 2003).
Jose founded Sorben Partners SL in February 2017 and is currently the CEO. Jose is also a Board member at Domingo Alonso Group, Servatur Hotels and Resorts. He is a Senior Advisor of Newry Global Media, as well as other companies related to telcos, industry, corporate finance, strategic consultancy, energy and infrastructure.
Jose is a senior economist and member – civil servant since 1984 – of the High State Corps of Economists and Commercial Counsellors in Spain. He holds a Degree in Economics, Universidad Autónoma, Madrid and a Degree in Law, Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, Madrid.
Javier joined Island Green Power in 2019 and is responsible for the company’s Solar PV Plants portfolio under development in Spain.
Javier is committed to PV projects’ Location Securement, Interconnection Process, Preliminary Designs, Environmental and Administrative Authorizations, to secure the Spanish projects portfolio up to Ready to Build status.
Javier’s previous experience in Development and EPC in Japan, United Kingdom, Italy and Spain, is supported by his strong technical background and different environments’ know-how.
Before joining the renewable energy industry in 2010, Javier worked as a Civil Engineer in Spain, being involved in different construction projects of roads, water supply networks and metro railways.
Javier was born in Lérida but moved to Barcelona where he has lived for more than 10 years. Two of his remarkable passions are winter sports and motorcycling.
Luis joined Island Green Power in 2020 and is responsible for the development of the company’s Solar PV Plant portfolio in Spain.
Luis is focusing on obtaining all the required authorisations, permits and licenses to bring the sites up to a Ready to Build and Commercial Operation Date status, as quickly as possible.
Luis became involved in the renewable energy industry in 2008 when he graduated with a degree in Law and Business. He has been working as the in house lawyer for several financial entities playing a leading role in the funding of Solar PV Projects.
Luis is widely experienced in the development of PV projects. He has been involved in every stage up to Ready to Build status with 1,000 MW of plants developed, mainly in the Spanish and Latin American markets.
Luis lives in Madrid where he was born and raised. He is a formal member of the Spanish Bar Association and his biggest passions are tennis and gastronomy.
Guillermo joined Island Green Power in 2021 and is responsible for the search and development of new projects in Spain.
Renewable energy has been a passion for Guillermo since early age and is the reason behind his choice to study energy and materials engineering. Following his studies Guillermo joined CIEMAT, one of the biggest energy and technology research laboratory in Spain.
Guillermo joined IGNIS and the solar energy sector in 2020 where he worked on the design and development of several solar projects located in Andalucia, Spain, reaching over 600MWp.
Guillermo has always lived in Madrid. He loves all kind of team sports like football, paddle and ultimate frisbee. Guillermo also enjoys traveling, hiking and playing the piano and ukulele.
Jaime joined Island Green Power in May 2022 and is responsible for the origination and development of new projects in Spain.
He studied Agricultural Engineering where he gained in-depth knowledge in natural science and its application to develop solutions to environmental problems.
In early 2021, Jaime joined ERCAM, where he worked as a Project Manager for several renewable projects located all over Spain, focusing on Andalusia and Catalonia.
Outside work, Jaime enjoys outdoor sports activities such as hiking, running, bike-touring and open water swimming. He also loves travelling and to immerse himself in other cultures.
Arantxa joined Island Green Power in October 2023 and is responsible for the design of the projects in Spain. Arantxa studied Environmental Technology Engineering where she acquired the knowledge to understand and address current environmental challenges by applying the most suitable technologies for their resolution. Arantxa has a Master's degree in Energy Efficiency in Building, Industry and Transportation from the Polytechnic University of Madrid.
In 2021, Arantxa started an internship in Mapfre's energy efficiency and environmental department. In early 2022 she joined Circle Energy, where she worked in the technical department dedicated to develop renewable projects in Spain.
Outside of work, Arantxa enjoys playing volleyball and outdoor activities such as hiking and camping. She also enjoys drawing.