We are a courteous and efficient team comprised of skilled individuals, all with very different backgrounds and experience.
Andy is a developer and investor and has successfully taken 20 UK infrastructure projects of over £270m in value, from inception through the development process to realisation and commercial exit.
Prior to this Andy worked in Corporate Finance in the City of London.
Andy’s experience covers every aspect of the development of complex utility-scale energy and infrastructure projects. A recent example of such is the construction of 70 acres of commercial greenhouses which utilise waste heat from a water treatment works, a world-first.
Andy now helps to grow in-house developed businesses as well as third party businesses by bringing experience and/or funding to bear.
Simon trained as an engineer and has worked within renewable energy for 15 years. He has vast experience in sustainable infrastructure projects from feasibility through to operation.
His roles of developer, consultant, investor and asset manager have enabled him to work with a vast range of stakeholders across the globe. This unique experience and skillset have shaped his approach to current investments and developments. He has co-founded and exited an international engineering consultancy and several development companies. He continues to develop cutting edge renewable energy businesses through Oasthouse Ventures as well as seeking new ones.
Oliver was the co-founder of OST Energy, an engineering consultancy specializing in renewable energy. OST advised on over 30GW of solar, wind and biomass renewable energy projects in over 25 countries across the world with offices on every inhabited continent. In 2015 OST Energy was purchased by Rina Consulting S.P.A. where Oliver holds an advisory position.
He was also the Co-founder of successful project development companies Sun and Soil Ltd, and Energy Reservoirs who have developed 18 major renewable energy and battery storage projects within the UK.
Oliver has a thorough understanding of renewable energy project requirements at all stages of development and operation for each key stakeholder, and a clear comprehension of the market dynamics required for a renewable industry to scale successfully in a given geography.
Oliver is a skilled manager, director, and business expander, with sound experience leading and growing multi-disciplinary teams in multiple geographies.
He has worked on a comprehensive range of power engineering projects across the world including; solar PV, utility battery storage, landfill gas, waste incineration, onshore and offshore wind, solar thermal, marine renewable technologies, combined cycle gas turbines, and coal-fired plant.
He holds a Master of Science in Renewable Energy Systems Technology and a Degree in Electrical Engineering.
Out of work Oliver enjoys various outdoor activities, and eating and drinking with friends and family.
Eleanor has an MSc in International Planning and Development and is a MRTPI Chartered Town Planner specialising in planning advice for large scale solar PV developments and energy storage systems, in addition to other forms of renewable energy, including community energy schemes.
She has 5 years’ experience in local authority planning, with emphasis on infrastructure delivery and neighbourhood planning, and a broad knowledge of local and national planning policy. She has recently been working on planning applications for a number of commercial scale glasshouse projects in England.
Eleanor also has experience in international Environmental & Social consultancy, which has been mainly focused in the African solar market and includes the production of E&S Management Plans and E&S and Equator Principle Action Plans. Outside work Eleanor enjoys windsurfing and scuba diving, and travelling to sunny places to do both.
Anna is a Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). She holds a BSc in Urban Planning, Design and Management and an MSc in International Real Estate and Planning.
Anna’s role at Oasthouse Ventures involves managing major planning applications and securing planning consents for development projects. She has a wide range of experience delivering complex real estate projects across a variety of sectors, including commercial, residential, agriculture, industrial, education, heritage, and retail.
Prior to joining Oasthouse, Anna worked in private practice where she provided strategic planning and policy advice to landowners, both public and private sector, developers, housing associations, cultural institutions, retailers, infrastructure providers, and financial institutions.
Outside work Anna enjoys outdoors, travelling, running and yoga.
Ben joined the Oasthouse team in 2014 and has been instrumental in developing our renewable energy portfolio and other ventures. Ben brings to bear development experience, as well as mapping and GIS expertise to our ventures.
Ben holds a BSc (hons) in Surveying and Mapping Science and an MSc in Renewable Energy, Enterprise and Management. Ben previously worked as an equity analyst for a City of London corporate finance firm that specialised in the Renewable Energy and Cleantech industry. Prior to this Ben managed the survey of a glacier in Norway to research the effects of climate change.
Ben represented England at a junior international level for the winter sport Curling. He is a Master Scuba Diver and enjoys sailing and rugby.
David is a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians and brings with him a wealth of experience gained in corporate responsibility, renewable energy, and architecture practices. He is particularly versed in running large projects of greater than £10m, keeping a close eye on prime costs, as well as internal audit.
Outside of work, David is a keen sailor in training and cyclist and enjoys the gastronomic delights of the many restaurants in Hove.
Ed joined the Oasthouse team in 2020 and is responsible for building on the success of our Low Carbon Farming projects both in the UK and abroad.
Ed comes from a well-established agri-food family business and career in the Royal Marines. On the latter, he served around the globe including posting and operations in the Middle East, Far East, Great Lakes region of Africa and United States, where he worked as a Foreign Policy specialist in the UK Embassy in Washington DC.
He concluded his service commanding the Royal Marines Barracks in London and Royal Marines Reserve City of London. Following military service, Ed undertook an MBA in International Food and Agribusiness at the Royal Agricultural University School of Business and Enterprise. Ed also holds an MA in Defence Studies and is BASIS agronomy trained in Horticultural Crop Protection.
Prior to joining the Oasthouse team, he managed the UK’s largest soft fruit glasshouse complex in West Sussex.
Retired from Rugby, Ed still gets excited about the Six Nations and Bath Rugby’s fortunes, enjoys sailing and skiing and is an unashamed fan of American Country music.
Rose Rusbridge holds a Masters in Environmental Science from Bangor University.
She has extensive experience in renewable energy, eco-project planning and technical site design. Her background encompasses social, environmental and engineering focussed approaches to projects, giving her a broad understanding and a unique approach.
She has worked closely with councils and residents to successfully deliver projects across the UK with an emphasis on optimising land value, transparent community engagement and environmentally conscious design.
She has designed projects across a variety of sectors, including large scale solar PV (ground-mounted, rooftop and floating), energy storage and grid stabilisation systems, commercial development and large-scale, low carbon glasshouses.
In her spare time, she enjoys trying new foods, riding her motorcycle and travelling to new places.
Conor holds a BEng degree in Mechanical Engineering, an MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering, and an MSc in Sustainable Energy Finance.
Conor has 6 years of experience in a range of technical and project management roles in solar and wind energy projects. Most recently, he led the development of over $50 million worth of solar projects from origination through to both sale post construction and holding and operating.
Previous roles included technical due diligence, contract analysis, technology reviews, asset management and remote monitoring projects.
When not in the office, Conor enjoys a variety of sports, cooking, and travel.
Colin holds a BEng degree in Civil & Structural Engineering and an MSc in Sustainable Energy Finance.
Colin has extensive experience in both engineering and financial roles within the renewable energy industry. Initially, he worked in a technical capacity developing hydropower plants and electric vehicle charging infrastructure before moving into corporate finance where he was responsible for the development of a renewable energy asset portfolio for a major utility.
Most recently, he was part of a $200m private equity fund who invest growth capital into low carbon technology companies where he was involved in all aspects of both new and existing investments and sat on the board of the firm’s portfolio companies.
Colin represented Ireland at a junior international level for Rugby. When not in the office, he enjoys traveling and swimming.
Mike studied Automotive Engineering at Loughborough University, before leaving to found his first business manufacturing composite panels for the motorsport industry.
A later switch to computer programming saw him launch other companies in e-commerce and business autonomy, before seeking out new opportunity in geospatial analysis and the UK property market.
In his spare time, Mike is currently working on the design and plans for his self-build home, and restoring two classic cars.
Rupert has a BSc (Hons) in Project Management for Construction from Brighton University.
Rupert has extensive experience in sourcing land for development purposes and managing the planning process to ensure maximum value for the site is achieved. He has purchased and achieved planning for several high worth sites, with his most recent previous scheme having a GDV of over £40m.
When not in the office Rupert enjoys playing hockey and racing classic cars.