The Octopus Renewable team is co-led by Matt Setchell and Alex Brierley. They are supported by an experienced senior management team who lead the Transactions, Energy Markets, Asset Management, Fund Management and Business Operations teams.
Having originated, invested and managed assets in the renewable energy sector since 2010 our energy investment and asset management team of c.70 professionals is one of the largest and most experienced in Europe. The team is structured for scale and long-term ownership of energy assets.
Prior to Octopus, Matt was an investment manager at Shore Capital and a manager at PwC. He has an MBA from Cambridge University and an Economics degree from Bristol University.
Prior to joining Octopus, Alex was Director in the Energy and Environmental Infrastructure team at EY LLP where he provided a wide range of corporate and project finance services to leading players in the Renewable Energy industry. Alex is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, qualifying in 2003.
Prior to joining Octopus, Chris worked in business development at Falck Renewables where he had a range of roles, including in M&A and leading greenfield development in France and Poland. Chris holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Sydney.
Before joining Octopus, Laura held positions at MSCAdvisory, Serpentine Galleries and Deloitte LLP where she spent 11 years in consulting specialising in business transformation, programme management, change management and business planning.
Laura holds a first-class degree in Economics (BSc) from Nottingham University.
Prior to joining Octopus, Sam was an Investment Director at Platina Partners, responsible for investing in pan-European wind power and corporate turnaround transactions. Before that he worked as an investor in high-growth small business in Latin America and China.
He also worked at European Capital where he was responsible for investing in mid-market buyouts and mezzanine debt. Sam holds a BSc in Geography with Economics from the London School of Economics, an MSc in Economics for Development from Oxford University, and an MBA from INSEAD.
Peter worked in M&A and project finance for International Power/GDF Suez before joining Octopus. He is a Chartered Management Accountant and has an Economics degree from Manchester University.
Before joining Octopus, Tom worked as a manager at Deloitte LLP,primarily specialising in the investment management and private equity industries. Tom has an undergraduate Master’s degree in Physics from Warwick University and is a qualified Chartered Accountant