Gore Street Capital was one of the first to deploy privately owned grid scale battery projects in Britain. Since 2015 the Adviser has developed relationships with a number of developers, EPC contractors, O&M contractors and battery manufacturers - including its long-standing relationships with NEC ES and NK. The Adviser Investment Committee has extensive experience in the renewables sector
Alex O'Cinneide - CEO and Founder
Alex O'Cinneide is a former Managing Director and Head of Paladin Capital Europe, a Senior Adviser to Kleinwort Benson and Head of Investments for Masdar, a sovereign wealth fund based in Abu Dhabi which was managing US$15 billion of renewable energy investment, and General manager of Masdar Capital, its third party capital business. Alex was previously a director with KPMG Consulting's Strategy and PE Advisory Groups. He presently serves on various not-for-profit boards and is UK advisor to UNICEF.
Michael Philipp - GSC Chairman
Mr Philipp has over 30 years' experience as an investor, senior banking executive and business leader. He is currently Chairman and Managing Partner of Ambata Capital, a financial services organisation focused on the development and financing of clean energy and sustainable businesses worldwide. Mr Philipp is also the Chairman of Reykjavik Geothermal, a geothermal development company founded in Iceland in 2008. Reykjavik Geothermal is focused on the global development of high enthalpy geothermal resources for utility scale power production.
Prior to founding Ambata, Mr Philipp was a member of the Group Executive Board of Credit Suisse from 2005 to 2008, as well as chairman and chief executive officer of Credit Suisse Europe, Middle East, and Africa.
Daniel Mudd - GSC Board Director
Daniel Mudd was the CEO of Paladin Global in 2015-2017. From 2009-2012, Mr Mudd was the CEO of Fortress Investment Group, a global asset management firm with over US$50 billion invested in private equity, credit, and hedge funds. Under his leadership, the firm expanded its base to Asia and the Middle East, acquired new business, eliminated corporate debt while restoring shareholder dividends, and operated market- leading distressed debt funds. He had served on the Fortress board since the firm's IPO in 2007. He was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Fannie Mae, the United States' largest mortgage investor, from 2005- 2008. From 1991-2000, he was a senior officer at General Electric.
Frank Wouters - GSC Board Director
Mr Wouters was recently the Deputy Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (‘‘IRENA''). IRENA is an intergovernmental organisation that supports governments in their transition to a sustainable energy future. Prior to IRENA, Mr Wouters was the Director of the Clean Energy Unit at Masdar, a subsidiary of Mubadala, one of Abu Dhabi's sovereign wealth funds.
Piers Lindsay-Fynn - GSC Board Director
Mr Lindsay-Fynn is CEO of Lindsay-Fynn Family Office, where he is responsible for determining individual asset allocations and the day-to-day sourcing, structuring and management of investments in all assets including: bonds; cash; listed equities; private equity; property; and other alternative investments. He also acts as a trustee to the Lindsay-Fynn Charitable Trust and The Crescent Group Pension Fund. Prior to joining the family office, Mr Lindsay-Fynn was an Interest Rate Derivatives Broker at Tradition UK, Eurobrokers and ICAP where he covered a range of top tier investment banking clients.
Suminori Arima - Managing Director
Suminori Arima is a former managing director of RHJ International in Japan and London, and of Kleinwort Benson in London. RHJ International was a parent company of Kleinwort Benson and was a publicly listed private equity business spun off from Ripplewood Holdings. Since Suminori joined Ripplewood in 2002, he has gained over 15 years' experience in private equity, including various large investments and divestments. He was also a board member of various public and private companies. Most recently he has been engaged in various investment activities in solar and wind (on-shore and off-shore) in Europe.