Greenheart Energy Limited ("Greenheart") has been active as a developer of energy projects since 1999. Greenheart’s focus was always to put renewable energy at the heart of their business and to deliver climate friendly projects. Since its inception. Greenheart has been a pioneer in UK renewables and developing energy projects in Africa.
The company has developed, arranged, financed, built, owned, and operated power plants both for itself and for third parties, regularly using cutting edge technologies, but always with a view to creating sustainable projects; this sometimes involves adopting technology applications for the first time.
The senior management team are all industry professionals, having worked for UK and regional energy companies in Asia, Middle East, Africa and Latin America as well as Europe, combining the engineering, legal, finance, and analytical and modelling skills of the Greenheart team.
The senior management team has been working in the African power sector for over 30 years, so are highly experienced and offer coverage all over Africa, but particularly Sub-Saharan and West Africa. The challenge faced is in the financing of projects, and we are experienced in the difficulties faced to identify funding partners for both debt and equity. The typical situation requires high level access, since projects can be blocked at ministerial level due to restrictions imposed by the IMF on new project funding where there is national debt from donor agency sources or restructuring. The Greenheart team researches available funding and has knowledge of U.K and EU funding packages, special funds which support renewables and soft lenders.
Mike founded the origins of Greenheart, Hitech Energy, in 1999, and established Greenheart Energy in 2005, based on his belief that energy efficiency for buildings and industry is a key objective for carbon savings.
After an early career in engineering companies in the north-east, Mike joined the CEGB where he enjoyed career development in engineering and management positions culminating in responsibility for engineering quality at National Power.
Mike has been an executive director of a number of energy companies and has performed leadership roles in over US $50 billion worth of infrastructure projects in the energy sector worldwide.
A fellow of The Energy Institute and a European Engineer, he was a contributor to Climate Change policy at the United Nations, and has championed the use of renewables in his own home evaluating technical and economic benefits at first hand.
Sue is an energy lawyer, who has spent over twelve years as in-house legal counsel at Independent Power Corporation PLC and a number of listed energy companies. Prior to that, she was for ten years responsible for business development in China for Racal Electronics PLC.
Her international career has led to an appreciation of energy use and she shares Mike’s enthusiasm for renewable energy. She is a director of two companies developing biofuels projects as well as contributing to Greenheart Energy and to Hitech Energy in negotiating commercial arrangements for projects and technologies.
Her international career has led to an appreciation of energy use and she shares Mike’s enthusiasm for renewable energy. She is a director of two companies developing biofuels projects as well as contributing to Greenheart Energy and to Hitech Energy in negotiating commercial arrangements for projects and technologies
David Eyre was a founding Director of Greenheart Energy back in 2005. His early training and competency development was undertaken at Zurich Financial Services, Life and Pensions, before taking a position as special projects manager for the CEO, implementing companywide business development rollout projects throughout the Zurich organization in the UK.
Moving to Misys Financial Systems, a FTSE 100 company at that time, David was responsible for Client interface and service delivery to multi location financial services companies, ensuring the quality and performance of new information technology systems.
David has gained a unique understanding from the practical installation perspective of how commercial benefits can be optimised using renewable energy technology, specifically to the regulated markets of the UK and South Africa, together with un-regulated markets throughout Africa.
David’s economic analysis and firsthand knowledge of installation of renewable energy has been used as reference information by Royal Bank of Scotland (“RBS”) and the Co-operative Bank, who are the recognized UK leader in renewable energy finance.
Rob brings vast financial knowledge and experience to the Greenheart team having over 17 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant, having qualified with PWC, and subsequently completing his MBA at Manchester Business School.
He has worked for a number of listed companies across the UK and the USA and has specific expertise in the manufacturing and energy sectors. He was for a number of years the Finance Director for Hill & Smith, a UK based fabrication company which specializes in framework supports for Solar PV systems until joining Greenheart.