Mr Eckert (aged 55) was the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Climate Exchange plc until the sale of the company to InterContinental Exchange in July 2010 for approximately £400 million. Climate Exchange plc owned the Chicago Climate Exchange and the European Climate Exchange which traded in excess of 80 per cent of tradable carbon credits in the EU.
Neil founded Brit Insurance Limited in 1995 and remained its CEO until March 2005. He then served as a non-executive director of the company from April 2005 until May 2008.
Neil has interests in various property companies and Boutique Modern Limited, a low carbon modular building company. Neil is a Non-Executive Director of Ebix, a U.S. NASDAQ listed Insurance Exchange and Software House and of ItzCash, an Indian FinTech Company. Neil is also Chairman of Augsburg Re, a European Reinsurance MGA.
Mr Burrell (aged 51) began working with AMP in June 2012 when AMP started working with Mathieson Capital. Mr Burrell founded Mathieson Capital in 2010, in order to invest in renewable energy and related businesses. Mathieson Capital established Mathieson Biomass in 2011 to establish a pipeline of biomass boiler and CHP ESCO opportunities.
In 2002, Mr Burrell founded the London listed, Westbury Property Fund (now Stobart Group) and was Chairman of its investment committee from 2002 until August 2007. The fund became a top quartile performing commercial property investment fund with total assets exceeding £250m. In August 2007 he led a series of transactions which transformed the Company into a multi-modal transport and logistics business. The transactions included the merger of Westbury with the Eddie Stobart Group and the disposal of Westbury’s commercial property portfolio.
In 2003, he launched the Medical Property Investment Fund (now Assura Group) and served as its Chief Executive between 2003 and March 2010. The fund was initially listed on the London Stock Exchange with a market capitalisation of £136m. The market capitalisation of Assura Group today is £940m and the company is the largest owner of GP surgeries with gross assets significantly in excess of £1 billion.
Prior to this, Mr Burrell worked in investment banking at UBS and ING.
He is also a Director of FirstCare Limited and Chairman of Brickendon Consulting Limited.
Mr Tarry (aged 38) joined AMP in 2011 to originate and develop project opportunities before taking on the role of CFO in May 2014 and Head of Projects in April 2016. Prior to AMP, Mr Tarry worked at Canopy Capital and at Barclays Capital where he focused on fixed income transactions.
Mr Tarry has an MSc (Distinction) in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London and a BSc in Economics from University College London.
Sir Laurence Magnus (aged 61) is Deputy Chairman (Europe) of Evercore Partners Inc, the U.S. listed corporate finance advisory business. He has over 35 years’ of investment banking experience, successively with Samuel Montagu (later HSBC Investment Bank), Phoenix Securities, Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette, Credit Suisse First Boston and Lexicon Partners, (latterly as Chairman prior to its merger with Evercore in 2011).
Sir Laurence Magnus is Chairman of the JP Morgan Income & Capital Trust plc, Pantheon International plc. He is a Non-Executive Director of Fidelity Japanese Values plc.
In the not-for-profit sector, he is Chairman of Historic England (formerly English Heritage) and was previously Deputy Chairman of The National Trust and an elected member of its Council. He is also Chairman of Windsor Leadership and a Trustee of English Heritage Trust and the Allchurches Trust.
The Rt Hon Sir Nicholas Soames MPNon-Executive Director
Sir Nicholas Soames (aged 69) has been a Conservative Member of Parliament since 1983. He was an Agriculture Minister and subsequently Minister of State for the Armed Forces from 1994 to 1997. He served as Shadow Secretary of State for Defence and as a member of the Shadow Cabinet in Opposition
He is President of the Conservative Middle East Council.
The Rt Hon. Sir Nicholas Soames is a Senior Adviser to Marsh Ltd; is on the International Advisory Board of GardaWorld and is a Trustee of the Amber Foundation.
Sir Brian Williamson (aged 72), is a former Director of HSBC Holdings plc, NYSE Euronext and Chairman Gerrard Group plc.
Amongst numerous other roles, Sir Brian was Chairman of the London International Financial Futures & Options Exchange; Chairman of Electra Private Equity Plc; Chairman of Resolution Plc; Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Armed Forces Common Investment Fund; Chairman of Waverton Investment Trust PLc and a Director of Climate Exchange Plc. He was also a Member of the Court of the Bank of Ireland; a Director of the Financial Services Authority and a member of the International Advisory Board of Nasdaq and Governor-At-Large of the National Association of Securities Dealers. Sir Brian was also a Trustee of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.
Sir Brian is Chairman of MT Fund Management; a Director of Politeia and is on the Finance Advisory Board of the College of Windsor Castle.
Robert Bland DL (aged 65) has been a director of Midlands Wood Fuel Limited, a profitable premium grade wood fuels supplier acquired by AMP in August 2016. He is Chairman of both Oakley’s Ltd and Oakley’s Fuel Oils Ltd, two companies specialising in the distribution of professional ground care and garden machinery and of heating oils and automotive fuels respectively and trading across the West Midlands and mid Wales.
Mr Bland was instrumental in the formation of The Wood Heat Association, a UK trade association for businesses active in the wood heat industry which was launched as a subsidiary of the Renewable Energy Association in 2014.