Our focus presently is to help landowner's benefit from the UK government Feed-in-Tariff. In recent years, the emphasis from governments on renewable energy sources over traditional carbon based energy sources has increased dramatically. This in turn has opened up a new, potentially lucrative, revenue stream for those with the knowledge and experience of relevant markets.
Launched in 2010, the UK government's Feed-in-Tariff scheme guarantees, for 20 years, a set payment in addition to the existing tariff for electricity generated by smaller scale renewable energy developments. This has created a unique scenario and is a clear opportunity which can be scaled.
Mark Wilson Managing Director
Mark has over 15 years experience in the residential industry and has successfully launched several private equity funds in this sector. Since the economic downturn he has diversified into the Renewable Energy sector replicating the same financial model. This is proving a timely decision.
He is a highly motivated and entrepreneurial individual who brings creative solutions to the table. His personal, and client, successes are tantamount to his energy and knowledge, and above all his willingness to put his reputation on the line.
Dr Michael Kelly CBE
Michael Kelly is a well-known Scottish former politician and now respected businessman. Having operated at all levels of local government, he has unique skills within this field which will be extremely beneficial to the fund. He was Lord Provost of Glasgow from 1980 to 1984 and Rector of the University of Glasgow from 1984 to 1987.
Dr Kelly is now a writer and PR consultant and brings his considerable business experience and extensive contacts to ILI.
Ramsay is a Partner in Maven Capital Solutions, which has been established by Maven Capital Partners following the acquisition of the business of HM Corporate Solutions (HMCS), previously run by Ramsay in partnership with Glasgow based Commercial Law Firm Harper Macleod.
Ramsay is a chartered accountant and corporate financier, well known in the Scottish market. Prior to setting up HMCS in 2003, he worked with ING Barings and Charterhouse Securities in Edinburgh. Ramsay graduated with a B.Acc. from The University of Glasgow, and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.
William worked in the energy industry with Scottish Power at executive board level for 15 years prior to his retirement. He was appointed as the first Managing Director of Distribution and Supply on privatisation of the Company, a role he held for 5 years, before becoming Managing Director of Energy Supply.
William has served on various business and charitable boards, most notably as Chairman of the Merseyside Partnership and Chairman of Utah Economic Development Corporation. He brings with him a wealth of experience at executive level in the energy industry and many strong contacts built up over his career.
Dr Keith Nicholson
MSc PhD CChem CSci CISA CISM MIoD FRSC FAAG
Keith has been involved with Renewable Energy for over 20 years. As a professor specialising in data modelling on energy and environmental systems Keith worked at the UN-funded Renewable Energy Institute in Auckland, New Zealand and later at the Environmental Engineering Institute of Aalborg University in Denmark. His technical specialism lies in statistical analysis and data modelling on environmental impacts of energy-related developments.
On returning to Scotland Keith held a professorship at Robert Gordon University, a visiting fellowship at University of Paisley and directorships in a range of companies across multiple sectors, including fund management, specialising in business intelligence. Keith brings a unique mix of technical and commercial expertise to the board.
Gordon has over 35 years experience in the construction and property industry. He has operated at director and senior management level throughout the UK and Ireland and has built up a large network of local and national contacts.
Following marketing executive roles with both the John Laing and Tarmac Groups in London and directorships with Havelock Europa Plc and Bovis Lend Lease (Scotland) Ltd he now acts as a consultant to the industry.
He is a past president of the Scottish Building Contractors Association and has served on special business committees for the British Council for Offices (Scotland) and the Scottish Council for Development and Industry. Gordon is the current chair of Strathblanefield Community Development Trust.
Gordon's unique experience of land use and site knowledge have been invaluable in helping ILI gain planning consent for both renewable and residential sites in Scotland.
He has the benefit of 21 years of service in local government, including at Hamilton District Council, Strathclyde Regional Council, Monklands District Council and latterly in North Lanarkshire Council where he was a Team Leader in the Forward Planning section. Gordon joined Keppie Design Ltd in 1999 and was appointed as a Director in 2001. He has significant experience of acting for landowners to establish the best value for their land, negotiating a net price and carrying through the process from site identification to allocation and ultimately disposal.
His advice is also regularly sought by the residential sector and government agencies due to his vast knowledge of residential land issues throughout Scotland.