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Board of Directors

Ian Nolan
Non-Executive Chair
Aquila Capital Team Ian Nolan

Ian Nolan led the team which was recruited by the UK Government in 2011 to establish the UK Green Investment Bank, and was its Chief Investment Officer until 2014. Previously, Ian held the position of Chief Investment Officer at 3i PLC and was a director of Telecity Group plc. He is currently a Partner and Chairman of the Investment Committee of Circularity Capital LLP. Ian has three decades of experience in finance, private equity and investment management. He qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen and graduated with a BA in Economics from Cambridge University.

Dr. Patricia Rodrigues
Non-Executive Director
Aquila Capital Team Patricia Rodriguez

Patricia Rodrigues Jenner is a Non-Executive Director and an investment professional with a breadth of experience across infrastructure and renewables. Over the past two decades leveraging her real assets cross-sector perspective, Patricia has been an investment manager at Macquarie, multi-manager at Townsend and LP at the UK Government and PSP.  Patricia’s dual ambitions of investing well and seeking to protect the planet led her to join the UK Government’s team in 2011 to establish the UK Green Investment Bank. Patricia is an Independent Investment Committee Member of GLIL Infrastructure, a platform for UK pension plans to invest predominantly in UK infrastructure. Patricia began her career in finance with Morgan Stanley and she holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge University.

David MacLellan
Non-Executive Director
Aquila Capital Team David Maclellan

David MacLellan is the founder and currently Chairman of RJD Partners, a midmarket privateequity business focussed on the services and leisure sectors. Previously, David was the Chairman of John Laing Infrastructure Fund and an executive director of Aberdeen Asset Managers plc following its acquisition in 2000 of Murray Johnstone where he was latterly Chief Executive having joined the company in 1984. David has served on the boards of a number of companies and is currently a non-executive director of J&J Denholm Limited and Chairman of Stone Technologies. He is a past council member of the British Venture Capital Association and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Kenneth MacRitchie
Non-Executive Director
Aquila Capital Team Kenneth MacRitchie

Kenneth MacRitchie has 30 years’ experience of advising on the financing, development and operation of independent power projects across Europe, Middle East and Africa. He was a partner at the global law firm, Clifford Chance and, thereafter, at Shearman & Sterling where he served on their Management Board. He also has experience of advising the UK Government on renewable energy policy, and led the establishment of Low Carbon Contracts Company Limited, the UK Government owned company which provides subsidies for the UK renewables industry. He is a graduate of the Universities of Glasgow, Aberdeen and Manchester.

Myrtle Dawes
Non-Executive Director
Aquila Capital Team Member Myrtle Dawes

Myrtle has over 30 years' experience of the energy sector, both in the UK and overseas. She is CEO of the Net Zero Technology Centre, a non-executive board member of FirstGroup, an advisory board member for the Association of Black and Minority Engineers and sits on the Technology Leadership Board. 
A Chartered Chemical Engineer, Myrtle began her career as an offshore engineer for BP, before delivering on leadership roles in engineering, project management, technology and digital transformation. Myrtle holds a Master's in Chemical Engineering and Chemical Technology from Imperial College. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers, Fellow of the Energy Institute, Fellow of the Forward Institute and Honorary Fellow of the Association of Project Managers.

Investment Advisor

Aquila Capital Team Michael Anderson
Michael Anderson
Director Investment Management Aquila Capital Investmentgesellschaft

Michael Anderson, Senior Manager within Aquila Capital, is responsible for the portfolio management of AER and its new energy infrastructure opportunities. Prior to joining Aquila Capital in 2020, he worked in the corporate finance and treasury team at Transurban Group in Australia, where he focused on the execution of financing and M&A activities. Before that, he was an associate at Greenhill, an independent investment bank. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and a bachelor’s degree in business management, from the University of Queensland, in Australia.

Aquila Capital Team Nicole Zimmermann
Nicole Zimmermann
Manager Portfolio Management Aquila Capital Investmentgesellschaft

Nicole Zimmermann is responsible for ensuring that documents comply with the legal and economic requirements that apply to funds or mandates. She is also responsible for the management of investment structures and structural entities. Nicole has worked in the areas of fund controlling, asset and structure management since 2012. She graduated as a State-Certified Business Manager with focus on Controlling from the Economic and Social Academy in Bremen. She is also a trained banker.

Pascal Hermann
Pascal Herrmann
Associate Corporate Development and Strategy Aquila Capital Holding

Pascal Herrmann is responsible for the assessment of new investment opportunities and the coordination of the investment process. Pascal joined Aquila Capital in 2021. He has completed an apprenticeship as an investment fund management assistant and holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and a Master of Finance with corporate finance specialisation from the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.