1. Martin Clarke, Head of Ikigai Energy

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    Martin has more than 15 years’ experience in industry and energy related positions with a strong experience in innovative procurement processes, working collaboratively with suppliers and contractors, on behalf of investors for large and complex projects.

    Martin joined Ikigai in 2019 from the UK headquarters of Swedish utility, Vattenfall where he was part of management team responsible directly for an international, decentralised, team which successfully developed (category and supplier) management processes and procedures resulting in identification of new value-creating opportunities.

    In this role he proposed strategic focus areas for sustainable growth of the function, led the offshore wind procurement strategy development, identifying key value-drivers, resulting in both portfolio wide and project specific strategies, led procurement input to successful bidding activities for offshore wind projects (won 3 out of 5 auctions to-date), contributed to the departments KPIs and business plan process and developed and delivered a Risk Management framework as part of global functional governance.

    Prior to joining Vattenfall, Martin was a contracts manage at Martin-Baker Aircraft (MBA) Company and NITEworks, in both cases being the primary point of contact for each company’s largest customer (BAE Systems), accountable for the commercial axis and managing all aspects of MBA’s contracts (pricing, terms & conditions and any subsequent negotiation for new and follow-on work ranging from small-scale test and evaluation support activities (£Ks) through to multi-year series production contracts (multiple £Ms)) for UK and various export (India, Japan, and Oman) campaigns including industrial participation schemes.

  2. Ed Pateman-Jones, Commercial Director Ikigai Energy

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    Ed has 8 years’ experience in investment management with 5 of those in the energy sector. Prior to joining Ikigai in 2019 he worked as Commercial Manager at Argonaut Power which he helped Roberto set-up in 2017. Whilst at Argonaut Power Ed used his previous transactional and analytical experience to examine the feasibility of new projects, creating and evolving the business model to keep up with regulatory changes and to lead the market in delivering a bankable solution.

    Ed was previously Investment Manager at Ingenious Infrastructure, a division of The Ingenious Group which seed-funded Argonaut. During his 4.5 years at Ingenious he was involved in the Ingenious Estate Planning and EIS Energy Efficiency funds where he gained experience in the transactions and subsequent management of a range of asset types including onshore wind, ground-mount and rooftop solar, anaerobic digestion and energy efficiency.

    Prior to joining Ingenious Ed’s experience included a role as the Property Sustainability Manager at Aberdeen Asset Management where he analysed and managed the energy efficiency of a 20m sq ft commercial property portfolio. Ed also completed a graduate rotational scheme where he worked in a variety of analyst position in divisions including Market Risk, Alternative Investments (in Philadelphia), Fund of Funds Private Equity, Cash & FX and Business Management.