Jeremy entered the power sector with Mark Jones seven years ago. Starting with a green biomass power station in Northern England they negotiated a contract to build and operate 220MW of power stations for National Grid plc. Jeremy led the fundraising in the City of London, successfully raising a blend of equity, junior and senior debt on a project-finance basis. With 250MW now built Green Frog Power Ltd (GFP) is the largest long-term provider of balancing services to National Grid. Jeremy handles our interface with political, regulatory and industrial associations. He has worked closely with DECC and National Grid on the Electricity Market Reform, advising on policy and its implementation.
Prior to life in the power sector Jeremy set up and managed a construction business specialising in high-quality developments in Britain and Slovakia. He also founded a 13,000-acre agricultural project in Sierra Leone, which raised US$16million to develop land and build agricultural processing plants.
A Chartered Civil Engineer, Mark was awarded a first class degree in engineering by Liverpool University. He worked for civil engineering firms in the UK and Middle East before setting up and running his own construction businesses spanning the UK, the Middle East, the Caribbean and elsewhere.
Mark manages every aspect of the design of our power stations, liaising with our structural engineers, civil engineers and plant manufactures. He organises working and detailed budgets for the construction and ensures that they are kept to. Mark has personally project-managed the construction of our power stations and substations, with the result that every one has been built within time and under budget. He set up and now directs our successful high-voltage electrical network business Green Frog Connect, which designs and installs connections to the grid.
Earlier in his career he was a Senior Tournament Director with the Professional Golfers, Association responsible for staging two Ryder Cup matches.
Gareth is Green Frog Power’s independent non-executive Chairman. Before joining the Group he was for over 20 years a private equity investor in infrastructure businesses and projects, including in the energy and renewables markets.
James is non-executive director, representing InfraRed Capital Partners, the majority investor in Green Frog Power. He heads up the Environmental Infrastructure business at InfraRed and has over 15 years' experience in transacting and managing investment companies within the infrastructure sector, including the energy, environmental infrastructure, social and water industries.
Giulio Bellizia is non-executive director, representing InfraRed Capital Partners, the majority investor in Green Frog Power. Giulio’s started out in the oil and gas industry but more recently worked in the investment banking division of Maquarie before joining InfraRed in 2010. Giulio’s focus is energy related infrastructure investments.
Neil Beaumont is Finance Director of Green Frog Power he is a Chartered Accountant with particular interest in tax and treasury matters. He joined Green Frog in 2011 to bring project development and cost control experience to our 214 MW STOR project.
Mark Symes joined GFP in 2011 from GDF Suez, where he worked in trading, risk control and new business development. Mark is a senior member of our trading team and is responsible for the complex communications systems used by our engineers and operators.
Alex joined Green Frog in 2015 as a Director of GFP Trading, responsible for developing a trading business with the capability to deliver a route to market for Green Frog’s generation portfolio together with an asset optimization service.
Alex has worked for 25 years in the energy industry with National Power, Innogy, and RWE Supply and Trading, where he has developed extensive commercial experience in the Power and Gas sector. This has included management of ancillary service and connection and use of system contracts with National Grid, asset optimization of power and gas assets as a Senior Trader under both the Pool and NETA market arrangements, setting up a gas supply business in Ireland, and trading and asset risk management roles at both a trading desk and corporate level.
Lucy Naughton is Head of Property within the Group. She joined in 2012 and now leads on all aspects of the Capacity Market as it affects the company. The property team have been responsible for identifying and obtaining planning permission for over 700 MW of consented power plants.
Green Frog’s commitment to improving its environmental impact continues with a long term trial using hydrogen as a combustion additive.
Green Frog have successfully commissioned its third gas fired power plant in only two months.