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Energy and sustainability advisory services

Management team

Dave Worthington, Managing Director, London

Dave is a leading advisor on organisational carbon management, building integrated renewables, energy services and sustainable building design providing input to low carbon building policy development via work for DECC and the Zero Carbon Hub. He is also involved in the manufacturing and industrial sectors advising multi-national clients on energy services and FM procurement as well as supply chain carbon reduction.

Dave is on the Institute of Mechanical Engineers’ Renewable Power Committee, the UK-GBC’s Policy Committee, the Zero Carbon Hub’s Energy Working Group, and is a regular speaker on the CRC, zero carbon buildings, and energy efficiency in non-domestic buildings.

Recent projects include; working with British Land since early 2009 on the management of their CRC liabilities as well as a district energy study for Broadgate Estates; the provision of strategy advice on energy and climate change to Crest Nicholson and the Duchy of Cornwall; the assessment of low carbon potential in the public sector in England for DECC, the development of a Low Carbon Workplace standard for the Carbon Trust; and technical and financial businesses planning for various renewable energy projects. He has also worked on a number of projects for clients in China and South East Asia including the Jinshan One Planet Community, a zero carbon 5,000+ mixed-use project near Guangzhou in southern China.

dave.worthington@vercoglobal.com

Duncan Price, Director, London

Duncan’s areas of expertise include CHP, district heating, wind, biomass, PV and energy efficiency. In 15 years, he’s secured countless commercial agreements and investments in low carbon projects, largely in commercial property, retail, education, social housing and the public sector.

Notable commissions include the £4 billion Stratford City and Wembley City developments in London, ESCo agreements for major developers and solar investment programmes for local authorities and housing associations.

Duncan is technical due diligence advisor to Co-op Bank and a leading authority on the potential for Green Deal. A chartered engineer and member of the RIBA Sustainable Futures Committee, Duncan sits on the steering group of the Existing Homes Alliance and two Green Deal working groups. He managed the UK-GBC Pay as You Save task group and is technical support consultant to the Low Carbon Buildings Programme.

duncan.price@vercoglobal.com

Keith Regan, Director, Asia

Keith’s deep knowledge of global carbon markets comes from working with advisory clients including DECC (carbon market policy), DFID (energy efficiency trading scheme in India) and the Carbon Trust (innovations strategy for activities in China). He has also worked on projects defining global strategic approaches to energy reduction, water efficiency and carbon reduction in the supply chain.

Keith has been invited to speak at several international conferences including Point Carbon, Carbon Forum Europe and the IEA.
He trained as an economist at Cambridge University before starting his career at Arthur Andersen and Deloitte Consulting.

keith.regan@vercoglobal.com

Gareth Jones, Director, Bath

Gareth’s strength lies in understanding how an organisation works and engaging with its stakeholders to make the business case for carbon management change.

An engineer and energy specialist with more than 25 years’ experience in low carbon and renewable technologies, Gareth has worked with both private and public sector clients to help develop their strategic approach to climate change.

Past projects include investigating biomass fuel finance at cement kilns and shaping an energy efficiency strategy for the NHS, as well as planning carbon management for Aggregate Industries, Welsh Water, the BBC, Royal Mail Group and Scottish & Newcastle.

Gareth is a founder member of Verco’s advisory division (then called ESD), which was set up in 1989.

gareth.jones@vercoglobal.com

Alastair Scott, Finance Director

Alastair is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Banker and has a BA in Accountancy and Computer Science from Heriot-Watt University and an MSc in Information Technology from University of Glasgow. Prior to working with Baxi Partnership, Alastair held senior posts in retail banking, the drinks industry and IT consultancy.

Alastair has extensive experience in Group reporting, consolidation, internal reporting, process improvement, business integration and change management. Alastair provides financial support and expertise to companies within the Baxi Partnership family of companies.

alastair.scott@baxendale.co.uk

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