Team

Board of Directors

Ian Nolan
Non-Executive Chair

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
Non-Executive Director

Patricia Rodrigues Jenner is a Non-Executive Director and an investment professional with a breadth of experience across infrastructure and renewables. Over the past two decades leveraging her real assets cross-sector perspective, Patricia has been an investment manager at Macquarie, multi-manager at Townsend and LP at the UK Government and PSP. Patricia’s dual ambitions of investing well and seeking to protect the planet led her to join in 2011 the UK Government’s team to establish the UK Green Investment Bank. Patricia is an Independent Investment Committee Member of GLIL Infrastructure, a platform for UK pension plans to invest predominantly in UK infrastructure. Patricia began her career in finance with Morgan Stanley and she holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge University.

David MacLellan
Non-Executive Director

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 Chairman of Stone Technologies. 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
Non-Executive Director

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.

Investment Advisor

Christine Brockwell
Head Partnerships & Portfolio Advisory Aquila Clean Energy EMEA

Christine Brockwell is responsible for Aquila Capital’s investment partnerships and for the overall performance of Energy & Infrastructure EMEA’s long-term funds. 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 600m euros. 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.

Michael Anderson
Senior Manager Partnerships and Portfolio Advisory Aquila Clean Energy EMEA

Michael Anderson, Senior Manager within Aquila Capital, is responsible for the management of AERIF and its new energy infrastructure opportunities. Prior to joining Aquila Group in 2020, he worked in the corporate finance and treasury team at Transurban Group in Australia, 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, from the University of Queensland, in Australia.

Nicole Zimmermann
Manager Partnerships and Portfolio Advisory Aquila Clean Energy EMEA

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.

Daniel Metzger
Associate Partnerships and Portfolio Advisory Aquila Clean Energy EMEA

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).