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The Fund benefits from a highly experienced, fully independent board of directors led by John Rennocks. The Board is comprised of four individuals, the chairman and three directors who will bring broad and deep experience from the commercial and industrial sectors as well as experience of investment companies. Sector specialism includes traditional and emerging energy experience.
John is a non-executive deputy chairman of Inmarsat plc and a non-executive director of Greenko Group plc. He has broad experience in emerging energy sources, support services and manufacturing. He previously served as a non-executive director of Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust plc, as well as several other public and private companies, and as Executive Director-Finance for Smith & Nephew plc, Powergen plc and British Steel plc/Corus Group plc.
John is a former investment banker who spent 20 years with Lazard and is currently a director of several investment trusts. He has been Chairman of Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust PLC since December 2009 and Chairman of Impax Environmental Markets plc since May 2014; he has also been Chairman of Alpha Insurance Analysts since April 2013. Until the company's sale in March 2013 he was Deputy Chairman of Endace Ltd. of New Zealand and in November 2012 he retired after 12 years as a non-executive director of Miller Insurance.
Meriel brings over two decades of board level experience to Bluefield Solar. She founded Flow Interactive in 1997, a London based Customer Experience Consultancy providing creative strategic and tactical expertise across all sectors embracing digital transformation. Since exiting the business in 2016 she has held a portfolio of non-executive director and advisory roles across Energy, Telecoms, Transport, Investment, Technology, E-gaming, Retail Entrepreneurial Support and local charities. Meriel is Chair of Gemserv; Senior Independent Director at Jersey Telecom; as well as holding non-executive director roles at Aurigny Air Services, Electronic Platform Solutions and the Guernsey Enterprise Agency.
Paul has extensive knowledge of, and experience in, fund management and is responsible for managing hedge fund portfolios at Financial Risk Management (FRM), a subsidiary of Man Group PLC, and is a director of a number of FRM funds. He is currently Audit Committee Chairman for UK Mortgages Limited. Paul was formerly a Director of, and Audit Committee Chairman for, Cazenove Absolute Equity Limited and Thames River Multi Hedge PCC Limited. He will be one of the Guernsey based directors.
Laurence has considerable experience of a wide range of funds from open ended retail funds to closed ended emerging market funds, private equity funds and property funds. He acted for groups such as Schroder Ventures, Permira, BC Partners and Alchemy Partners. Previously he was Head of Fund Administration, Alternative Products for the Baring Financial Services Group, which provided fund administration, private and corporate banking, fiduciary services and global custody services in Guernsey, Jersey, Dublin, the Isle of Man and London. Laurence was appointed as a non-executive director of the Company on 1 July 2013.