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 Archer joined Macquarie Capital’s infrastructure team in London in 2007 and has since worked across advisory and investment in PPP, renewable energy projects and infrastructure M&A.
During his time in Europe Chris led teams investing into a range of sectors from PPP projects to solar, offshore wind, waste to energy and biomass. The team invested more than €1.4bn of balance sheet capital, primarily as equity, facilitating transactions in excess of €10bn on behalf of clients.
In August 2017, Macquarie acquired the Green Investment Bank, merging with Macquarie Capital's existing renewable energy investment team to create Green Investment Group, where Chris was deputy head in Europe. In 2018 Chris moved to New York as Head of Green Energy, Americas, leading a team actively investing across onshore wind, solar and energy storage projects.
Chris has a Masters in Civil Engineering from Imperial College and a Masters in Finance from INSEAD.
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.
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$1bn 396 MW Mexican wind farm.
Lachlan holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales.
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 25 years and during that time has developed and financed more than 100 renewable energy projects globally, across a range of energy transition fuels and technologies. 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.
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.
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 and relocated to Singapore, 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.
Kate joined Macquarie in 1998 and has deep experience across a number of sectors including infrastructure, utilities and telecommunications in both a corporate advisory capacity and as a principal. Kate’s main focus is now in energy, where she oversees the strategy for and execution of development projects to support the energy transition, including in the hydrogen and green ammonia industry, CCS and renewable fuels generally.
Kate is a member of the Australian Clean Energy Regulator Board, which administers schemes legislated by the Australian Government for measuring, managing, reducing or offsetting Australia's carbon emissions, and a member of the Hydrogen Sub-Committee of the Australia Korean Business Council. Within Macquarie Kate sits on the Global Management Committee of Infrastructure and Energy in Macquarie Capital, is a member of Macquarie Group’s Global Green Committee and the Macquarie Capital WHSE Global Leadership Group.