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Meet the Green Switch team

Here are a few of the people you might meet when working with Green Switch Capital.


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Markus Wierenga

Chief Executive Officer

Markus is one of the founding members of Green Switch Capital after moving to the UK from Spain in 2010 where he had been involved in the solar industry for many years. Prior to getting into the renewable energy market, Markus owned one of the largest electronic recycling companies in Europe.

Marco Campolucci-Bordi

Chief Commercial Officer

Marco co-founded Green Switch in 2010 after moving back to the UK from Spain. Green Switch have successfully developed over 300 MW of utility scale solar PV in the UK to date and provided Operations and Maintenance services for over 150MW of projects. Today Marco seeks to expand Green Switch and is responsible for building partnerships with clients and broader business relationships across multiple technologies.

Liam Kelly

Chief Operating Officer

Liam is a founding member of Green Switch Capital and its COO. Liam has been developing large scale renewable projects internationally for over 15 years and has worked across the wider construction and logistics industries before this.

Nick Evitt

Marketing and Acquisitions Director

Nick is the Marketing and Acquisitions Director at Green Switch. He has worked for over twenty-five years in senior sales and general management roles within a number of multinational businesses.

Emma Ashcroft

Head of Account Management

Emma has worked with Green Switch as an Account Manager since 2013. Emma’s experience and passion for customer care means that you are in the perfect hands to begin your exciting journey into renewable energy.

Sally Dugmore

Account Manager

Sally has over 10 years’ experience in customer service roles and studied at Liverpool John Moores University. As part of our acquisitions team, Sally is enjoying building relationships with landowners across the UK.

Charlotte Suarez

Account Manager

Charlotte joined Green Switch Capital after moving up from London. She previously worked in property for 4 years and has plenty of experience in customer service.

Isobel Swan

Account Manager

Isobel joined Green Switch Capital as a Project Support Coordinator. Isobel studied Zoology at The University of Reading where she developed a passion for animals, the planet and sustainability, prompting her career change into the world of renewable energy. She has over 5 years of experience in customer service roles so you’re in good hands when taking the first steps into renewable energy development.

Neil Davies

Marketing Manager

Neil is the Marketing Manager at Green Switch Capital. He has previously developed his marketing skillset across multiple industries, spanned over his successful 10-year career.

Jessica Ball

Marketing Assistant

Jess is part of our marketing team at Green Switch Capital. Having graduated from the University of Liverpool, she began her career in marketing for national companies. Jess is enjoying further developing her skills across various areas of marketing and reaching out to landowners for a greener future.

Paul Dempster

Development Director UK

Paul has over 30 years of experience in the fields of development, consultancy and contracting, successfully delivering projects for both the private and public sectors.

Pete McLaren

Head of Scottish Development

Pete leads our Scottish development team at GSC. He is a Chartered town planner with over 18 years of development and consultancy experience. Pete has been working in the renewable energy sector since 2011, successfully delivering projects throughout the UK and Europe.

Andrew Cowley

Senior Developer

Andrew is a Chartered Engineer with over 20 years of experience in engineering consultancy, both in the UK and internationally. Andrew has worked in the renewable energy sector since 2011 and joined Green Switch as a Project Manager with the Development team.

Vivek Kodige

Developer

Having previously worked in onshore wind development across the UK, Vivek has successfully delivered multiple projects, including some of Cornwall's largest wind turbines. He is passionate about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the fight against climate change.

Tom Poole

Developer

Tom joined Green Switch as a project developer. Having started his career in the IT world, development, and subsequently project management, Tom left the city for the good life and ran his own retail business for 15 years. A keen interest in all things green, and a desire to contribute in the effort to hit net zero, inspired his change in direction.

Sam Burgess

Developer

Sam joined GSC after 15 years of running his own catering businesses. In 2019, he started a degree in Environmental Management with the intention of gaining employment with a company that wants to create a greener and more sustainable future.

Huw Townsley

Developer

Huw joined GSC as a project developer, having previously worked in a planning and environmental consultancy, gaining recent consent for Solar schemes within the UK. He has a background in Landscape Architecture & Planning and is looking forward to this next phase in his career delivering further renewable energy projects, assisting with long-term energy security, and contributing to the UK’s net carbon zero goals.

Tom Milburn

Developer

Tom joined Green Switch as a developer. As a chartered engineer, he has over ten years of experience working on engineering projects, both in the UK and internationally. His experience encompasses everything from the development of scoping studies to design and site supervision.

Alex Read

Junior Developer

Alex joined Green Switch as a project support coordinator and has since started a new role as a junior developer. He holds a BA in Accounting and Finance and is now looking forward to tackling the world of renewable energy developments.

Lamin Saidy Vulart

Grid Manager

Lamin is our Grid Connection Manager here at Green Switch Capital. After graduating with an Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree, he completed a Master’s in Electronics and Automatic Engineering and has since gained experience in project management roles in countries such as Gambia, Malta, Spain, Romania, and the UK. In his role at GSC, Lamin manages various aspects of our solar, wind, and battery projects including all grid related matters.

Marjan Moghari

Grid Engineer

Marjan joined Green Switch as a Grid engineer. She has over five years’ experience as an Architect Engineer working on engineering projects in Iran and holds in an MSc in Architecture.

Thomas O'Neill

Grid Engineer

Thomas is one of our Grid Engineers at Green Switch. He graduated from Liverpool John Moore’s University with a first-class Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering, focussing on renewable energy and developing wind sites.

Wendy Burton

Finance Director

Wendy works as our Finance Director. She has previously held a variety of roles in both the advising and funding of corporates, specialising in energy projects. Wendy is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Ellen Cantrill

Finance Controller

Ellen joined the business as Finance Controller, having held FC roles previously. Ellen is a fellow of the Association Chartered Certified Accountants.

Remi Evans

Finance Analyst

Remi is our Finance Analyst at Green Switch. He has previously held accounting roles in the motor industry, community interest companies and the education sector.

Olivia Jackson

Office Manager

Liv is our Office Manager here at GSC. Liv has worked for over 10 years in client-facing roles and holds a BA in Events Management.

Chris Rigby

Development Director (Project Management)

Originally a geotechnical engineer, Chris gained an increasing amount of project management experience while managing developments of increasing scales as his career progressed. Working as a Contractor, Consultant and now as a Developer, with experience both nationally and internationally, Chris has gained a broad perspective of business in general and specifically contractual issues surrounding the construction industry, over a 30+ year career.

David Barry

Senior Legal Counsel

David Barry is our Senior Legal Counsel. David has experience in a broad range of legal matters, including commercial contracts, procurement, research and development agreements, corporate governance, M&A, regulatory and compliance matters, data protection and employment, and contractor contracts. He advises on development, EPC, planning and environmental, and grid connections and has experience with various major infrastructure projects in the renewable energy field.

Nicky Jones

Legal Counsel

Nicky Jones is our in-house legal counsel specialising in commercial property and commercial law matters. Nicky joined Green Switch from private practice because of its impressive zero carbon ambitions. Her role is to help progress legal matters swiftly and take renewable projects to the next phase of development.

Aliciana Veronese

Commercial Support Officer

Alicia is a dual qualified lawyer in Brazil and Portugal and holds a Masters in Oil, Gas and Renewable Energy Law from Robert Gordon University. She has been working in the legal industry for over 5 years and joined Green Switch Capital as a Commercial Support Officer in Scotland. Her role is to facilitate the land negotiation process and improve ties with the landowners.

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Each member of our growing team is valued and respected – and given every opportunity to progress and grow. The work we’re doing is important, so we expect a lot, but the rewards are waiting for those who share our drive and add value to our business.