Mike, our Chairman, plays a key role in our R&D initiatives. He currently leads a research programme at Oxford University developing new AD technology, energy crops for semi-arid regions, and AD/Solar PV hybrid technology.
A mining engineer by background, Mike holds an MBA from Cranfield and an MSc in Environmental Change and Management. He started his career in business development for the oil and gas industry before founding a variety of businesses including Climate Care, one of the world’s first carbon-trading companies, which he sold to JP Morgan in 2008.
In 2010, Mike became Energy Advisor to the President of the Maldives, where his task was to steer the country to a zero-carbon future by 2020. The total estimated cost of the programme was in the order of $3bn, of which the first $300m was secured from international sources and due for approval the day that the President was overthrown in a coup.
Tom is MD of Climate Care, which delivers world-leading corporate sustainability initiatives, including Voluntary Carbon Offset Programmes, and also helps businesses integrate their CSR activities.