Chief Executive Officer & Board Director
Stefano is an experienced investor in the private equity and energy sector, with a track record of deals in excess of $2 billion in wind, solar, biomass and energy from waste. He has worked alongside investors to develop and build $1bn of Solar PV across Europe and North America. Most recently, Stefano founded and was the CEO of a solar PV platform with assets of 1.45GW. Previously, he worked in JPMorgan’s private equity team, creating a dedicated platform for secondary private equity investments. Stefano studied at Stanford University, Grenoble Graduate School of Business and University of Milan and holds a MSc in International Business (1st Class honours).
Margaret (Maggie) McKenna
Chief Operating Officer & Board Director
Maggie is a lawyer with a background in general corporate commercial law and litigation. Maggie has managed the development of over 1300MW of solar projects in Canada and the U.S. and is managing the development of the Georgetown Project in Alberta. In previous roles, she served as general counsel and corporate secretary of a private remediation technology start-up with Canadian and U.S. operations and served as in-house counsel for a multinational real estate investment and development company. Maggie has a BA from Indiana University and a JD from John Marshall Law School. She was admitted to the Illinois State Bar and the Law Society of Alberta.
Chief Financial Officer
Philip is a qualified Chartered Accountant. His strong financial background derives from years at Deloitte, as well as serving as finance director at an alternative investment manager, specialized in real estate, infrastructure and renewable energy, with a focus on the structuring, funding and exit of investments that ensured the delivery of strong returns to investors. He has a BSc in Physics from the University of Bristol (1st Class honours) and is an associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Chief Technology Officer
Tony is responsible for project development and engineering for Westbridge project portfolio. He is an experienced engineer who is highly regarded in the renewable energy industry. Prior to joining Westbridge, Tony led Wood plc’s Clean Energy operations in the Americas from their Austin, Texas office. Tony joined Wood after almost six years of managing project finance due diligence at DNV GL. Before joining the renewables industry Tony was a commissioned officer and pilot in the United States Air Force. His military experience includes squadron command as well being an instructor pilot in multiple aircraft. Tony was a Charles Stark Draper Fellow and holds a Master of Science in aerospace engineering from M.I.T. and a Bachelor of Science in engineering and a minor in Spanish from the United States Air Force Academy. He also earned an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Chief Business Development Officer
Mr. Vassilakakis’ track record in the renewable energy industry includes developing and building over 5 GW of solar PV and wind farms over the span of his 17-year career. Mr. Vassilakakis served as VP Business Development EMEA at Talesun Energy in London, where he successfully originated and developed 150 MW of solar PV across Europe. He was also a key member of Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ) team in New York where he served as Senior Director of Business Development and was instrumental in the origination and development of over 1,200 MW of solar PV worldwide. Prior to his corporate roles, Mr. Vassilakakis was the Founder and CEO of LEA Innovazione SRL, where he led the development and construction of over 200 MW of solar PV.
Francesco holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics from the University of Exeter, which he attended from 2015 to 2018. The following year pursued a Master in Green Management, Energy and Corporate Social Responsibility at Bocconi University, in Milan. Throughout his studies he gained transversal experiences joining companies such as Enel Spa, as well as the European Space Agency.
With an administrative and finance qualification from Spain, Cristina provides a wide range of administrative support to senior management and the wider team ensuring the efficient operation of the office.
Directors & Advisors
Director and Executive Chair
Scott is an entrepreneur and Board Chair with 20+ experience in Capital Markets. Educated at Queen’s University and UC Berkeley he has worked at TMX Group, Newstrike Brands and Wetherby Growth.
Director and Audit Chair
Marcus is a financier and qualified accountant with 20+ experience. He has worked at KPMG, Deloitte, GE Capital, Royal Bank of Scotland and Wetherby Growth.
Special Advisor, Enabling Technologies
Alex has +30 years of experience in the energy sector. He began his career in the merchant navy and became a power generation expert in submarine applications and gas turbines using hydrogen fuel. Alex was involved in the privatization of UK power stations before becoming a leader in renewable energy, with a focus on thermal renewable power plants (biomass, waste and anaerobic digestion). Currently, he is working on both hydrogen production and storage as well as Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) as an advisor and developer. Alex has worked in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the USA in various roles, including technical lead, developer, Board member and lender advisor. He has been involved in energy infrastructure projects with overall investments of over $2bn.
Paul is an entrepreneur and Board member with +40 years of experience. He worked for many companies including New Dawn Holdings and U.S. Geothermal Inc.