CSE Chief Executive’s new role at Triodos Renewables
Looks forward to contributing to 'vital purpose'
13 June 2012
CSE’s Chief Executive, Simon Roberts, has been appointed as Chair of the Board of Triodos Renewables Plc. Simon will carry out the non-executive post alongside his role at CSE.
With more than 4,800 shareholders, Triodos Renewables is the most ‘owned’ renewable energy investment company in the UK. Through a series of six public share issues since the company was launched in 1995, the company has built the UK’s largest community of individual shareholders investing together in renewable energy.
Triodos Renewables owns and operates nearly 40 megawatts (MW) of wind and hydro projects around Great Britain. Together these generated nearly 100 million units of electricity in 2011. The company has a further 15MW of projects in the pipeline which it hopes to acquire and construct over the next 18 months.
Simon welcomed his new non-executive role.
“Triodos Renewables has a vital purpose – enabling people to take a genuine and rewarding financial stake in a growing portfolio of renewable energy developments across Great Britain. Its aims align really well with CSE’s work to engage people and communities with their energy sources and use. I’m thrilled to be appointed as Chair of the Board of Directors and look forward to helping the company grow and thrive, delivering sustainable energy to the grid and sustainable returns to shareholders.”
Simon has been a Non-executive Director of Triodos Renewables since 2009 and was the company’s Managing Director between 1999 and 2002 before moving to CSE. He took over from out-going chair, Charles Secrett, following the company’s AGM in Bristol on 15 June.
To invest in Triodos Renewables and join its community of shareholders, see www.triodosrenewables.co.uk for details of the latest share issue.
Triodos Renewables features in a 10-minute video made by CSE for PlanLoCaL. Operations Director, Matthew Clayton, explains how the bank works with community groups to build successful renewable energy projects.