Engine room

Board of Directors

Aquila Capital Team Miriam Greenwood
Miriam Greenwood OBE
Non-Executive Chair
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With qualifications as a barrister and in corporate finance, Miriam spent more than 30 years working for a number of leading investment banks and other financial institutions. In previous roles, she served as a non-executive director of the UK energy regulator OFGEM and on the board of a number of publicly quoted companies and was also a founding partner of SPARK Advisory Partners, an independent corporate advisory business.

Miriam is currently the senior independent director of Canopius Group Limited, a non-executive director of Canopius Managing Agents, Encyclis Holdco Limited and Liontrust Asset Management plc, and an adviser to the Mayor of London’s Energy Efficiency Fund.

A Deputy Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh, Miriam was awarded an OBE for services to corporate finance in 2000.

Aquila Capital Team Nicholas Bliss
Nicholas Bliss
Non-Executive Director

Nicholas established and led the global infrastructure and transport sector group at the international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP where he was a partner for over 20 years and also served on the Partnership Council, the supervisory board of the firm. During this period he led on mandates involving some of the most notable infrastructure projects across the UK, Europe, Africa and the Gulf. In particular, he was heavily involved in the development and application of PFI, PPP and other project finance techniques to the delivery of major infrastructure projects. Since leaving Freshfields, he has developed an expertise in both advising and acting as an independent director in “distressed situations” at SPV corporates owned by infrastructure funds or industrials. Among his other engagements, he is Of Counsel at Chatham Partners LLP, a Hamburg based infrastructure/energy/real estate “boutique” law firm.

David Flechter
David Fletcher
Non-Executive Director

David was Group Finance Director of Stonehage Fleming Family & Partners, a leading independently owned multi-family office, having joined in 2002. Prior to that, he spent 20 years in investment banking with JPMorgan Chase, Robert Fleming & Co. and Baring Brothers & Co Limited, latterly focused on financial services in the UK (asset management and life insurance). He started his career with Price Waterhouse and is a chartered accountant. He is the chair of JPMorgan Claverhouse Investment Trust plc. He is also a director and Audit Committee Chairman at Ecofin US Renewables Infrastructure Trust plc and Aberdeen Smaller Companies Income Trust plc where he is the audit committee chairman for both. David is a graduate of Oxford University.

Janine vom AEET Team
Janine Freeman
Non-executive Director

Janine Freeman is an experienced, senior energy industry executive and non-executive director with over 20 years in the energy industry. Driving investment in clean energy infrastructure has been her primary focus for much of that time. Janine is currently a non-executive director and audit and risk committee chair at Harmony Energy Income Trust plc. Until April 2023, she also held a further non-executive role as the non-executive chair at Public Power Solutions Ltd, a company which developed solar, battery and EV charging sites in the UK. Janine recently led the sale of this business to new investors. Prior to this, Janine worked for three years as a director at PwC within the Deals team, where she led on Net Zero Investment Strategy & Deals. This work at PwC included a focus on investment in the European energy efficiency infrastructure sector. At National Grid plc where Janine spent 16 years, she was a member of the UK Executive Committee and the GB Electricity System Operator Executive Committee. Janine achieved her Chartered Accountancy qualification (ACA) at Deloitte & Touche, where she worked within both the audit and restructuring departments.

Investment Advisers

Aquila Capital Team Franco Hauri
Franco Hauri
Senior Investment Manager
  • More than 15 years experience in VC/Private Equity and 5 years in energy efficiency
  • MBA Harvard Business School
Aquila Capital Team Alex Betts
Alex Betts
Senior Investment Manager
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  • Over 25 years investment experience in VC/Private Equity with focus on Resource & Energy Efficiency
  • BA (Hons) Oxford University in Classics
Aquila Capital Team Robert Hundeshagen
Robert Sommerfeld
Investment Manager
  • More than 4 years experience in renewable energies and M&A Advisory
  • M.Sc. Technology Mngmt., TUM Munich
Carlos Herraiz
Carlos Herraiz
Investment Manager
  • More than 10 years' experience in Private Equity, real estate and infrastructure investments
  • BA Business Administration & Law, ICADE