The Board of Directors
The Company has an independent board of non-executive directors from relevant complementary backgrounds with experience in investment management, investment trusts, corporate governance and renewables.
Phil Austin, MBENon-Executive Chair
Phil spent most of his career in banking with HSBC in London. He is Currently Chairman of Jersey Electricity plc and Non-Executive Director of City Merchants High Yield Trust Ltd. In 2001, he became the founding CEO of Jersey Finance, the body set up as a joint venture between the Government of Jersey and its Finance Industry, to represent and promote the Finance Industry at home and abroad.
In 2009, he took on a portfolio of non-executive directorships at public and privately-owned businesses, and served on the board of 3i Infrastructure Plc for 10 years, mostly as the Senior Independent Director.
Audrey McNairNon-Executive Director
Audrey was previously Global Head of Business Risk at Aberdeen Asset Management and is currently a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Jupiter Emerging and Frontier Income investment Trust plc. She is the Chair of the Risk and Investment Committee and Non-Executive Director of British Friendly Society.
Audrey is the Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee.
James CameronNon-Executive Director
James has 32 years’ experience in legal, academic, advisory and executive professions with a strong focus on environmental and sustainable development. He is the Founder and was formerly Non-executive Chairman of Climate Change Capital.
He was formerly a Founder Director of Solar Century and helped to found The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership.
James is currently also Chairman of the Overseas Development Institute.
Elaina Elzinga, CFANon-Executive Director
Elaina is a Principal in Investments at the Wellcome Trust, leading the Absolute Return and Agriculture team. She is also a Director of Farmcare, Wellcome’s wholly-owned UK agriculture company.
She currently sits on the investment committee for Newnham College, Cambridge and is a Trustee of the Wellcome Trust Pension Plan. Elaina previously worked in investment banking and investment management at Goldman Sachs.