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Our talented team constantly innovate to ensure we maintain our position as market leaders.

David Duggins

David is Green Frog Power’s independent non-executive Chairman. He's a Chartered Accountant and was a partner with Arthur Andersen and EY before beginning his independent portfolio career in 2011. He has advised and held Board positions across a wide range of sectors, and currently has NED/audit committee chair roles at Sheffield Forgemasters and JPI Media.

 


Harry Townshend

Promoted to Chief Executive Officer in early 2019 from the position of Commercial Director which he held since 2016, Harry joined us from Aggreko where he worked across a number of roles and geographies. Whilst living in Singapore, Harry sold multi-MW temporary power projects to utility and industrial customers across Asia. Whilst living in Dubai, he was an engineer carrying out operational improvements to gas power. Most recently, in London, he led a complex global business transformation and restructuring project. Harry obtained professional certification as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Prior to joining the power industry, he worked in financial services for Citigroup and also for a VC-backed technology business. Harry studied engineering at Oxford University.

 


David Bates

Green Frog’s Finance Director, David joined in 2016 to help guide the finance department through the business’s rapid growth. With considerable experience in financial control, processes and reporting, David is a Chartered Accountant, having qualified with KPMG. He previously worked within Tesco Group, initially leading the financial accounting, tax and treasury functions for a £1bn subsidiary of Tesco, before managing its commercial finance function. David has a degree in French from the University of Bristol.

 


Neil Filkin

Neil is our Operations Director, having joined Green Frog from the renewable power generator Infinis, where he was responsible for the operational excellence programme. He has almost 20 years’ experience across power generation, engineering and manufacturing sectors, with the common theme of delivering improvement and change into operational environments. With particular experience of operating a large fleet of gas engines on landfill gas on numerous sites across the UK, Neil has a PhD from Cambridge University and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

 


Alexander Buckley

Alex joined us in 2015 as a Director of Green Frog Power 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 optimisation 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 optimisation 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.

 


Nick Morgan

Nick joined Green Frog in 2019 as Chief Financial Officer to head up the Group’s finance function and work closely with the Company’s shareholders on the next strategic steps for the business. Prior to joining Green Frog, Nick was the CFO of a publicly quoted exploration and production company in the oil and gas sector for six years. Prior to that appointment, Nick spent 13 years in investment banking providing advisory services to the global oil industry with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets transactions. Nick qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse.

 


Anna Andrianova

Anna joined Green Frog Power Trading in 2015 as Head of Trading. She is responsible for overseeing all aspects of daily trading activities as well as developing and integrating new strategies and businesses into the framework of Green Frog Power Trading. She is now also a leader in the design, implementation and testing of trading systems, defining the risk and reporting policies and processes of the trading business. Anna worked for a few years as a structure/quant in gas, oil and solid fuels markets and later on as an exotic options and futures trader in global coal and dry freight markets for RWE Supply and Trading, before setting up a hedge fund in Mayfair. Anna has a PhD in Non-Linear Time Series Analysis from London School of Economics and an MSc in Mathematics and Finance from Imperial College.

 


James Hall-Smith

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.

 


Jon Entract

Jon is a non-executive director representing InfraRed Capital Partners who he joined in 1999. Jon is focused on the origination, structuring and management of energy related infrastructure investments. He has over 15 years’ experience of investing in infrastructure across a variety of sectors including energy, healthcare, education and transportation, both at the development and operational phases of a project’s life. Before joining, Jon qualified as a chartered accountant with PwC in London. Jon has an MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.

 


Carlos Abuin

Carlos is a non-executive director representing InfraRed Capital Partners with over 10 years of international experience in the energy sector. Since joining IRCP in 2016 he has been responsible for originating and executing M&A transactions in both energy and non-energy (transport, social, others) assets for InfraRed’s funds and contributed to the implementation of business strategy across multiple portfolio companies. Carlos has a MSc in Engineering from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas and a MSc in Electrical Engineering from the Institut Superieur Industriel GRAMME.

 


Latest News

£100million raised to build new power stations

8th May 2018

Funding secured by Green Frog Power – from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, HSBC and NIBC Bank – will finance 11 new gas-fuelled sites to be built across the UK, from Plymouth to Newcastle. Once online, the power stations will help ensure the UK’s energy resilience, allowing renewable sources to contribute more power to the grid.

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Zero injuries onsite in over 20,000 hours worked

6th February 2018

Our latest 20MW embedded gas plant, at Cattedown Business Park in Plymouth, was completed ahead of time, with zero injuries.

Working closely with Green Frog Connect, the project was completed to tight timescales after winning a capacity market obligation in National Grid’s Early Auction on 3rd February 2017, for delivery by October 2017. Located on a challenging site, the plant occupies a site previously utilised as a tip for building material and a quarry. Despite the tight timescales, the site was generating and available for export from mid-September, and is now available to respond to Capacity Market Warnings issued by National Grid.

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