Ecofin Global Utilities and Infrastructure Trust plc
The Board of Directors consists of four non-executive directors. Three of the directors, including the Chairman, are independent of Tortoise Advisors UK Limited, the Investment Manager.
David Simpson, the Chairman of Ecofin Global, is a qualified solicitor and was a partner at KPMG for 15 years until 2013, culminating as global head of M&A. Before that he spent 15 years in investment banking, latterly at Barclays de Zoete Wedd Ltd. He is the chairman and a trustee of two charities, respectively, and a director of an investment company.
Appointed as Director of EWPO in May 2014 (independent)
Appointed as Chairman of Ecofin Global in September 2016 (independent)
Audit Committee member
Iain McLaren is a chartered accountant and was a partner at KPMG for 27 years, including senior partner in Scotland from 1999 to 2004, retiring from the firm in 2008. He is the senior independent director and audit committee chairman of Cairn Energy plc. He is also a non-executive director of Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon plc, Edinburgh Dragon Trust plc, Investors Capital Trust plc and a director of a number of other companies. He is a past president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.
Appointed as a Director of EWPO in March 2011 (independent)
Appointed as a Director of Ecofin Global in September 2016 (independent)
Chairman of Audit Committee
Martin Nègre was, until June 2001, the chief executive officer of Northumbrian Water plc, then a subsidiary of Suez Lyonnaise des Eaux, and Suez Lyonnaise’s chief corporate representative in the UK. Prior to that, he was Suez Lyonnaise’s international director in Paris and then its Asia-Pacific president in Hong Kong and Singapore. Before that, he spent 21 years with Alsthom and GEC Alsthom, the Anglo/French engineering company, where he was a senior executive and the chief executive officer of the power generation division. He is chairman of the Ecofin Vista Long-Short Fund and the Ecofin Global Renewables Infrastructure Fund, funds managed by Ecofin, a non-executive director of Northumbrian Water Group plc, Bolux SICAV Luxembourg and Messrs Hottinger & Cie, Paris.
Appointed as Director of EWPO in December 2001 (Chairman from 2002 – 2005)
Appointed as Director of Ecofin Global in September 2016
Appointed as Chairman of EF Realisation in September 2016
Malcolm (Max) King
Max King is a chartered accountant and has over 30 years’ experience in fund management having worked at Finsbury Asset Management, J O Hambro Capital Management and Investec Asset Management. He is currently a non-executive director of Henderson Opportunities Trust plc.
Appointed as a Director of Ecofin Global in September 2017 (independent)