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Neil Eckert
Chairman

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Neil Eckert

Neil Eckert
Chairman

Neil founded AMP in 2010 after the £400m sale of Climate Exchange plc, where he had been Chief Executive since 2005.  Climate Exchange plc owned the European Climate Exchange, the world’s largest carbon trading platform. 

Previously Neil was co-founder and CEO of Brit Insurance, a UK and international insurance and reinsurance company listed on the LSE, from 1995 until March 2005.  He served as a Non-Executive Director from April 2005 until May 2008. 

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Richard Burrell

Richard Burrell
Chief Executive Officer

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Richard Burrell

Richard Burrell
Chief Executive Officer

Richard Burrell began working with AMP in 2012 when AMP Limited started working with his company, Mathieson Capital. Richard founded Mathieson Capital in 2010 in order to invest in renewable energy and related businesses, primarily in the biomass and waste to energy sectors. 

Previously in 2002, he founded the London listed, top quartile performing Westbury Property Fund (now Stobart Group) and the following year, he launched the Medical Property Investment Fund (now Assura group) and served as its Chief Executive between 2003 and 2010. Prior to this, Richard worked in investment banking at UBS and ING.

Richard holds a BA in Economics from Durham University.

T: +44 (0) 207 382 7808
E: richard.burrell@ampplc.co.uk

Mark Tarry

Mark Tarry
Chief Financial Officer

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Mark Tarry

Mark Tarry
Chief Financial Officer

Mark joined AMP to originate and develop project opportunities before taking on the role of Chief Financial Officer in May 2014. Prior to AMP, Mark worked at Canopy Capital, a private equity firm investing in rainforest conservation where he remains a Director. Previously, Mark was a Manager at Barclays Capital where he focused on the syndication of primary bond transactions. Mark has an MSc (Distinction) in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London and a BSc in Economics from University College London.

T: +44 (0) 207 382 7806
E: mark.tarry@ampplc.co.uk

Lauren Paton

Lauren Paton
Company Secretary &
In-House Legal Director

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Lauren Paton

Lauren Paton
Company Secretary &
In-House Legal Director

Lauren was part of AMP at its inception and continues to deal with the legal aspects of the Company, in addition to developing AMP’s waste to energy and wood to energy business.

Previously Lauren worked for Climate Exchange plc as a Corporate Finance Analyst, In house Legal and Company Secretary until the sale of the Company in 2010.

She holds a LLB (Hons) in Law from the University of Edinburgh and a Diploma in European Law from Lund University, Sweden.

T: +44 (0) 207 382 7805
E: lauren.paton@ampplc.co.uk

Helene Crook

Helene Crook
Head of Investor Relations
& P.A. to Chairman

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Helene Crook

Helene Crook
Head of Investor Relations & P.A. to Chairman

Helene was part of AMP at its inception and maintains responsibility for investor relations.  Previously Helene worked in this role for Climate Exchange plc until the sale of the Company in 2010.  Climate Exchange plc owned the European Climate Exchange, the world’s largest carbon trading platform.

Helen is also Director and Company secretary of Design Technology & Innovation Limited and Design Technology & Irrigation Limited. 

T: +44 (0) 207 382 7807
E: helene.crook@ampplc.co.uk

Wood Fuels

Peter Solly

Peter Solly
Managing Director

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Peter Solly

Peter Solly
Managing Director

Peter joined Forest Fuels as MD and shareholder in 2010, and has lead the business through its expansion since then.

Focussing on developing the company's national presence, through both acquisition and organic growth, and building the strong staff team we have today, Peter thrives on growing the business. Previously he was a Director at South West based environmental contracting firm Silvanus Services Ltd, and has a number of other business and countryside/land based investments.

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Mark Appleton

Mark Appleton
Commercial Director

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Mark Appleton

Mark Appleton
Commercial Director

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The Forest Fuels Team

The Forest Fuels Team
 

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Projects

John Bailey

John Bailey
Managing Director, AMP Biomass Boilers

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John Bailey

John Bailey
Managing Director, AMP Biomass Boilers

John joined AMP in 2012 and is involved in the implementation of the biomass boiler operations programme within the Wood to Energy division.

Previously John was an Associate Director at Capita Symonds (Management Division) and was in charge of their Liverpool Office.  John has over 20 years of experience in the Construction Industry in both Commercial and Civil Engineering Sectors.

John holds an Honours Degree in Quantity Surveying and is a Professional Member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors since 1997.

T: +44 (0) 1829 522 004

Chris Wickins

Chris Wickins
Project Development Director
 

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Chris Wickins

Chris Wickins
Project Development Director

Chris joined AMP in May 2014 and works on project development and engineering. Before he joined AMP, Chris spend four and half years working at the Department of Energy and Climate Change, most recently in the Renewable Heat Incentive Team as their Principal Engineer.

E: chris.wickins@ampplc.co.uk

Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson
Project Director
 

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Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson
Technical Manager

Gary joined AMP in February 2013 as part of the company’s strategic development plans for the waste to energy business and to support the expansion of the wood to energy division.

With over 25 years experience as a professional engineer working across sectors including Aerospace, Waste treatment and Mechanical & Electrical contracting he has achieved national and international successes at a senior management level, initiating solutions and delivering profitable programmes, including Aircraft Life Extension Programs and Waste treatment plant design and optimisation.

Gary holds a certified diploma in Management (CMI)

M: +44 (0) 7717 666 231
E: gary.johnson@ampplc.co.uk

Depak Lal

Depak Lal
Power Market Specialist

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Depak Lal

Depak Lal
Power Market Specialist

E: Depak.Lal@ampplc.co.uk

David Newman

David Newman
Head of Sales & Business Development

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David Newman

David Newman
Head of Sales & Business Development

David has had a varied career in sales and management roles, most recently heading up a fast growing waste recycling firm. He leads our sales and business development.

E: david.newman@forestfuels.co.uk

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