Rick has extensive experience in the energy sector as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of a number of renewable energy businesses, based not only in the UK, but also North America; including wind (onshore and offshore), solar and biomass.
Rick has an honours degree in electrical engineering and a masters in business studies. He spent 28 years with the Royal Dutch Shell Group with roles in business areas including coal, oil trading, shipping and power generation before becoming a Senior Vice President with InterGen, an international power company based in Boston USA, with assets spread across 10 countries. In 2003 he founded UK based consultancy, PiEnergy Ltd pursuing a portfolio of roles including advising on clean technology, renewable energy, executive recruitment and providing training to the power and energy sectors.
His current Non-Executive Directorships include; Green Investment Bank Financial Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of UK Green Investment Bank Plc; Good Energy Group Plc, a UK based 100% renewable domestic electricity generation and supply company; and Green Energy for Education Limited, an unquoted business backed by VCT funding managed by Triple Point Investment Management LLP.
Rick joined the Port in 2012 and is a member of the Audit Committee.