Chairman and Founder
Mark is an entrepreneur who has a flair for spotting and backing winning business ideas. Mark is part of the Healey family, whose family business, Stadium, is a leading developer of out-of-town shopping centres across Europe. He has built and sold two successful companies in the retail and technology sectors and in January 2010 he set up his third company, Blue Energy, with his co-founder Chris Dean, to invest in renewable energy technologies. Mark is also the driving force behind the Blue Energy Foundation, which will utilise some of the profit made by the company to fund charitable ventures.
Founder and Managing Director
Chris is a Chartered Surveyor and the driving force behind Blue Energy. He spent 13 years in the property sector, including 5 years as Head of the Savills Office in Manchester. He then went on to set up his own property and investment company, the Paloma Group, before forming Blue Energy with Mark Healey in 2010. Chris is passionate about the enormous opportunity presented by renewable energy and is now applying the property model to the renewable energy sector.
Stuart is a Chartered Accountant with 20 years’ experience of UK and international businesses. Stuart's career includes various finance and commercial roles at a number of private and public companies both in the UK and overseas.
Uniquely, Stuart combines strategic vision with strong financial control. As Finance Director, his wide-ranging commercial experience at a senior level will help to steer Blue Energy through the next phase of its rapid organic growth.
Simon is a solicitor with extensive experience in taking projects from development through financing and asset management in the energy sector . He joined the Blue Energy Co team from private practice firm Pannone LLP where he was Partner. Simon has worked at leading international law firms Simmons & Simmons and DLA Piper and has held a number of senior in-house legal roles, including Legal Director at Edison Mission Energy and General Counsel at Global Renewables. He holds a BA (Hons) and an M-Phil from Oxford University.
Special Projects Director
As Director of Special Projects, Douglas brings with him a wealth of experience in the domestic and international renewable energy markets. He has over 20 years’ experience in the energy sector, pioneering many green projects in the UK, Europe and Asia. In addition to his impressive career achievements in, amongst others, FLSmiljo of Denmark, United Utilities UK, EnergyMixx Switzerland and Beijing based China Green Energy, he has sat in a professional capacity on the boards of the Renewables Advisors Board, the Renewable Energy Association and the UK Business Council for Sustainable Energy. Douglas will be responsible for developing large-scale Blue Energy projects in the UK and internationally.
Guy is a Chartered Surveyor with 12 years' experience in planning, development and project management. As Wind Manager, Guy is responsible for planning, procurement and project management of the Blue Energy wind portfolio, which encompasses single turbine projects from 250 kW to 2.3MW and multiple turbine sites across the UK.
Project Manager - Wind
Patrick Keogh is a Commercial Acquisition Surveyor, with more than 16 years experience in planning, development and project management. Most recently at Peel Energy, where in his role as a Wind Development Manager, he successfully managed developments of between 7.5MW and 35MW from start to finish. Before that, Patrick worked as an Acquisition Surveyor on behalf of Orange, O2, T-mobile and 3, where he was involved in the acquisition and build of their mobile phone networks across the UK. At Blue Energy, Patrick will be responsible for Planning and Managing single wind turbine projects as well as multiple turbine sites throughout the UK.
Chief Financial Officer
After gaining an MSci in Geography - specialising in Climate Change - and qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, Matt then set about combining these skills in his working life. His first job after post-graduate study was at Ernst & Young, where he spent 4 years as a corporate finance advisor in the Environmental Infrastructure team. From there he joined Falck Renewables heading up their structured finance team in London where he had responsibility for funding new wind and solar projects, as well as managing a European renewables debt portfolio of some £350 million (over 350 MW). Now, at Blue Energy, Matt is utilising all his valuable experience of funding renewable energy projects across a number of different technologies and markets. Matt is clearly passionate about renewable energy, but this is no ordinary CFO. Not only does he love the great outdoors, but enjoys taking on challenges and races all over the world. In 2010 Matt became only the fourth person to successfully reach the summit of Mount Everest and swim the English Channel, and in 2012 was the number one ranked amateur Ironman athlete in the UK for his age group.