Who are we
Mark has been involved in structured finance and investment in energy and infrastructure projects for more than 25 years. He started his career as a lawyer in Australia and was a structured finance partner at a major Australian firm before switching to investment banking in 1997. As an investment banker he has focussed on energy and infrastructure assets in Australia and in Europe. He was head of ABN AMRO’s European Infrastructure Capital business before joining Macquarie Capital in 2005, where he has been involved in transactions in sectors including offshore wind, solar, biomass and transmission, as well as the acquisition of the Green Investment Bank in 2017.
Over his career Mark has worked on pioneering transactions in transport and social infrastructure, telecommunications infrastructure and, over the last decade in particular, renewable energy and transmission. Mark is a Board Member of Green Investment Group.
Chris joined Macquarie Capital’s infrastructure team in London in 2007 and over the last 11 years he has worked across advisory and investment in PPP, renewable energy projects and infrastructure M&A.
Chris relocated from London to New York in early 2018 as Head of Green Energy for the Americas. Under Chris’ leadership the team has brought the 200 MW Canadian Breaks onshore windfarm to commercial operations, formed two new solar development partnerships with a development pipeline over 10 GW, and completed construction of the largest behind the meter battery project in North America. During his time in Europe Chris led deal teams investing into a range of sectors from solar and offshore wind, to waste to energy and biomass. The team invested more than €1.4 billion of balance sheet capital, primarily as equity, facilitating transactions in excess of €10bn on behalf of its clients.
Chris has a Masters in Civil Engineering from Imperial College and a Masters in Finance from INSEAD.
Edward was appointed as Head of the Green Investment Group, Europe and UK on its purchase by Macquarie. He was previously the Green Investment Bank’s Head of Investment Banking where he led investment origination and execution activities. Edward is a Board Member of Green Investment Group.
Edward has been involved in the global renewable energy industry for almost 25 years and during that time has developed and financed more than 90 renewable energy projects globally. In his early career Edward acted as a legal adviser to public and private organisations engaged in the power sector, before working in industry in various project and corporate development and fundraising roles. Prior to joining Green Investment Bank, he spent ten years as co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of an Australian based clean energy investment fund.
Elise has over 15 years’ experience in the investment banking sector. Since joining Macquarie in 2006, Elise has led large principal transactions across Europe. Elise’s experience comprises £10 billion of transactional activity including project development financing, equity investment alongside infrastructure funds and corporates, and debt, raising over £12 billion amongst commercial banks, institutional investors and multilaterals.
Elise is an Independent Board Director. Elise has a Magistere in Banking, Finance and Insurance, a License in Applied Economics and Economics and Management from University Paris Dauphine, and a Masters in Project Finance and Structured Finance from University Paris X Nanterre - Ecole Nationale des Pont at Chaussées.
Based in San Francisco, Greg focuses on corporate and project level investments across a wide range of energy solutions, including battery storage, microgrids, electric vehicles, distributed energy, and consumer energy.
Greg joined Green Investment Group in 2019 from Tesla, where he was Global Director of Business Development and Market Entry for Energy Products. Greg developed commercial approaches that grew the US business that now includes a 52 MWh PV-paired battery on Kauai that enables dispatchable solar and an 80 MWh standalone battery that provides peaking capacity in Southern California. Greg also established Tesla's energy storage businesses in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, and was involved in the landmark 129 MWh system in South Australia.
Ivan joined Macquarie Capital in 2006 as a part of the infrastructure team in Melbourne and from 2017, led the business as Head of the Infrastructure and Energy team in Australia & New Zealand. In 2020, Ivan was appointed as Head of the Green Investment Group for Asia, to lead GIG’s investment and development activities across the region.
Ivan’s advisory and investment experience spans the full range of infrastructure sectors from transport and utilities, to social infrastructure and renewables. Ivan holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Melbourne, and a Masters in Finance from INSEAD.
Lachlan joined Macquarie in Sydney over 20 years ago and has since worked on advisory and investment transactions in 15 countries, including London, New York, Mexico City and Melbourne.
Lachlan has completed over 5,800 MW of renewables transactions and led various landmark renewable energy projects including 226 MW Murra Warra I and 209 MW Murra Warra II wind farms, Synergy’s formation of Bright Energy Investments, 228 MW Lal Lal wind farm and the $700m Avertas’ Waste to Energy Project. Lachlan has also led a number of international transactions including Santander’s formation of Cubico Sustainable Investments, Macquarie’s investment in a 171 MW run-of-river hydro project in Colombia, and a US$1billion 396 MW Mexican wind farm.
Lachlan holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales.
Philipp joined Macquarie Group in 2014 as a Director in the Business Improvement & Strategy team and led the merger integration of the UK Green Investment Bank into Macquarie Group. He transferred to Macquarie Capital in 2017 to take on the role of Chief Operating Officer for Macquarie Capital in Europe and global Co-COO for Macquarie Capital’s Infrastructure and Energy Group. The rapid growth and globalisation of the Green Investment Group led him to focus increasingly on Green Investment Group’s renewable investment activity, and in 2019 he took on the role of Chief Operating Officer for Green Investment Group.
Prior to joining Macquarie, Philipp was a Principal at strategy consultancy Bain & Company, where he was part of the Financial Services and Private Equity practices. He holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Master’s in Law from the University of St.Gallen in Switzerland.