Rick’s energy focus is an invaluable contribution to the Port’s strategy. He brings a clear understanding of traditional and developing energy markets having spent 28 years with Royal Dutch Shell Group, both in the UK and overseas, and as non-executive in numerous other energy related businesses. He brings all-round commercial acumen to his role as Non-Executive Director and has been an important voice in championing energy developments within the Port.
Rick has extensive experience in the energy sector as a Non-Executive Director and Chair 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: 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.