Ian Nolan led the team which was recruited by the UK Government in 2011 to establish the UK Green Investment Bank, and was its Chief Investment Officer until 2014. Previously, Ian held the position of Chief Investment Officer at 3i PLC and was a director of Telecity Group plc. He is currently a Partner and Chairman of the Investment Committee of Circularity Capital LLP. Ian has three decades of experience in finance, private equity and investment management. He qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen and graduated with a BA in Economics from Cambridge University.
Dr Patricia Rodrigues has over 15 years of leadership experience in infrastructure and real asset investment and management and investment banking. She began her career at Morgan Stanley. Subsequently, she worked for Macquarie Group, including as a Managing Director (Real Assets), where she was responsible for developing new Infrastructure, Real Estate, Agriculture Timber and Energy investment products globally. She was Head of Portfolio Investment Management for UK Green Investment Bank before leading the growth strategy of the non-real estate Real Assets discretionary business for The Townsend Group. More recently, she served as Infrastructure Senior Director for PSP Investments. Patricia graduated with an M Eng-equivalent in Chemical Engineering from The University of Porto and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge University.
David MacLellan is the founder and currently Chairman of RJD Partners, a midmarket privateequity business focussed on the services and leisure sectors. Previously, David was the Chairman of John Laing Infrastructure Fund and an executive director of Aberdeen Asset Managers plc following its acquisition in 2000 of Murray Johnstone where he was latterly Chief Executive having joined the company in 1984. David has served on the boards of a number of companies and is currently a non-executive director of J&J Denholm Limited and Granite One Hundred Holdings Limited. He is a past council member of the British Venture Capital Association and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.
Kenneth MacRitchie has 30 years’ experience of advising on the financing, development and operation of independent power projects across Europe, Middle East and Africa. He was a partner at the global law firm, Clifford Chance and, thereafter, at Shearman & Sterling where he served on their Management Board. He also has experience of advising the UK Government on renewable energy policy, and led the establishment of Low Carbon Contracts Company Limited, the UK Government owned company which provides subsidies for the UK renewables industry. He is a graduate of the Universities of Glasgow, Aberdeen and Manchester.
Energy & Infrastructure EMEA
Aquila Capital Hamburg
Christine Brockwell is responsible for the expansion and development of the team‘s new investment products as well as the sourcing, evaluating and negotiating of European energy infrastructure opportunities. Christine has more than 15 years of relevant experience. Prior to joining Aquila Capital in 2018, she held positions at Global Capital Finance and UK Green Investment Bank, the world’s first green bank. As Head of Offshore Wind at the UK GIB, she had overall responsibility for the offshore wind sector and its related investments. Under her management, UK GIB invested for the first time in construction-phase offshore wind assets and made investment commitments of £550 million. Christine holds a master’s degree in economics from the New York University and a bachelor’s degree in biology from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Portfolio Management Energy &
Michael Anderson is responsible for the expansion and development of the Energy & Infrastructure EMEA team’s new investment products, as well as the origination and execution of new energy infrastructure opportunities. He has been in the financial sector since 2004. Prior to joining Aquila Group in 2020, he worked in the corporate finance and treasury team at Transurban Group, where he focused on the execution of financing and M&A activities. Before that, he was an associate at Greenhill, an independent investment bank. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and a bachelor’s degree in business management.
Nicole Zimmermann is responsible for ensuring that documents comply with the legal and economic requirements that apply to funds or mandates. She is also responsible for the management of investment structures and structural entities. Nicole has worked in the areas of fund controlling, asset and structure management since 2012. She graduated as a State-Certified Business Manager with focus on Controlling from the Economic and Social Academy in Bremen. She is also a trained banker.
Portfolio Management, Energy &
Daniel Metzger is responsible for the assessment of new investment opportunities and the coordination of the investment process. Prior to joining Aquila Group in 2019, he worked in the auditing and consulting industry with a focus on auditing, M&A, and restructuring projects in the energy as well as the mechanical engineering sector. Daniel holds a bachelor’s degree in business informatics from the University of Applied Sciences Mittelhessen (THM) and a Master of Science with finance specialisation from the Hamburg School of Business Administration (HSBA).