Board of Directors
Frank Allen is an experienced infrastructure sector board member. Mr. Allen is an independent financial consultant, advising on infrastructure investment and operations, mostly in developing and transition economies. Mr. Allen is an independent advisor to the World Bank on various infrastructure projects. He is also the former Head of Infrastructure Finance at KBC Bank. Mr. Allen is currently a board member and chair of Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail) and is chair of the Depaul Housing Association. Mr. Allen holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Masters of Business Studies from University College Cork. Mr. Allen also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Keith McGrane is a pioneer and thought-leader in energy storage with over 20 years of experience in geophysics, renewables, project development, technology commercialisation and financing. A scientist by background, Mr. McGrane has held many senior management roles throughout his career particularly in natural resource financing (at KBC Bank and Barclays Bank PLC) and renewables development (at Airtricity and Gaelectric). Mr. McGrane is a director on the board of directors of the Company’s substantial shareholder and parent company of the Group, Corre Energy Group Holdings C.V. Mr. McGrane holds a Bachelor of Science in Geophysics and Masters of Science in Geophysics from University College Dublin.
Darren Patrick Green is an entrepreneurial business owner with a career spanning over three decades, initially in the property development space, followed by professional consulting services focused on the energy and financial sectors. Mr. Green is the founder of Procorre, a consulting company which has operated across 100 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America. It is Mr. Green’s vision, leadership and hands on business management that has enabled his businesses to succeed and deliver a meaningful professional legacy, providing a solid foundation for the future organic and strategic growth. Mr. Green is qualified as a Quantity Surveyor.
Rune Eng has significant experience from his many years in the energy sector. He is currently the Executive Vice President International of the TGS Group where he has been employed for almost two years. He was previously CEO and President of Spectrum Geo Limited (subsequently sold to the TGS Group) where he worked for almost nine years. Mr. Eng has also held various roles at PGS ASA over a period in excess of 13 years as well as roles in Fugro, Digital Equipment Corporation A/S and GeoTeam Group. Mr. Eng holds a Bachelor of Science in Geophysics from the University of Oslo and a Master of Science in Geophysics from the University of Gothenburg.
Nick Gilman has significant experience in roles relating to finance in energy linked companies. He is among other things, the former CFO of Gridserve, a developer of solar hybrid projects in the UK, the former Head of Investor Relations of Wood PLC and the former CFO of Wood’s Turbine Joint Ventures. Mr. Gilman also has significant investment banking experience having worked at UBS and JP Morgan Cazenove. Mr. Gilman is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Bristol.
Patrick McClughan has a proven executive management record and over 20 years of experience driving commercial strategy and development in large scale infrastructure. Prior to working with the Group, Mr. McClughan held several senior management roles with a focus on development, project financing, strategic advisory and fund management. He has worked for EirGrid (Irish TSO), Gaelectric (a renewables developer) and is currently Vice Chairman of the Northern Ireland Investment Fund as well as being a Board Director of Belfast Waterfront and Ulster Hall Limited. Mr. McClughan is a Director of Corre Energy Limited and a Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Ulster University.
Astrid Hartwijk has extensive experience in the development, project management and operation of energy projects internationally. A scientist by background, Mrs. Hartwijk spent most of her career with Shell in the upstream business in development and operational management roles and as director of transformation for the NAM. Mrs. Hartwijk holds a Masters of Science in Chemistry from Leiden University, the Netherlands.
Stuart Livingstone has over 20 years of experience as a founder and/or director in start-ups and high growth companies, applying innovation, entrepreneurship and commercial acumen to drive organisational development and delivery. Mr. Livingstone has worked internationally across Europe, Africa and Asia across multiple technology sectors. He has over 5 years of experience in the renewable energy sector. He is the previous Chief Operations Officer of Procorre and provider of early stage development capital and management resource for the Group. Mr. Livingstone is a director on the board of directors of the Company’s substantial shareholder and parent company of the Group, Corre Energy Group Holdings C.V. Mr. Livingstone studied Electrical and Electronics Engineering at University of Bristol.