Core Team

CHARLES BALDERSTON

DIRECTOR

Charles is an experienced and driven Engineering Project Manager specialising in Electrical systems with 15 years of experience in the energy and transport sectors.

This includes 7 years in the development, construction, management and steering of some 2.5GW of offshore / onshore wind projects.  He also has 6 years’ experience in the Rail Transport Industry.

Determined to make Vekta Group a key player in the fight against climate change

  • Founder of Vekta Group
  • Former Member of National Grid GSR020
  • Former Member of Cigre 66kV working group

IAN JOHNSON

ASSOCIATE CONSULTANT

Ian is an experienced and versatile Project Manager with 29 years of project experience in the energy sector including 19 years in the development, construction, management and steering of more than a dozen offshore wind projects (over 5GW capacity).

He has experience from proposal stage, through financial close to handover to operations of complex multi-contract and turnkey projects.  He has an excellent customer focus and is experienced at effective liaison with senior management, JV Partners, clients, suppliers and other relevant stakeholders and third parties.

  • Previous head of offshore development at EON and Powergen

TOM CHARLESWORTH

ASSOCIATE CONSULTANT

Tom is an experienced Chartered Accountant with demonstrated experience in debt financing, acquisitions, valuation, development and financial modelling. A commercially focused self-starter with strong drive and enthusiasm for value and investment, Tom has worked on over 16GW of power generation projects across a broad range of technologies across Europe, primarily focused on the UK.

Most recently, Tom has been supporting the world’s largest offshore wind development, Dogger Bank, as well as supporting new leasing rounds in the UK for offshore wind and he also led the commercial and financial aspects of the Inch Cape offshore wind CfD bid.

External Support

JOANNA DE MONTGROS

SENIOR ADVISER

Joanna is a founding partner at Everoze and a specialist in both technical and commercial aspects of renewable energy and storage projects. Prior to co-founding Everoze, Jo led global Project Engineering services for DNV GL and was a member of the DNV GL Renewable Advisory Board.

Jo’s achievement include: delivering expansion of independent engineering services for Garrad Hassan into new global markets, supporting investment of more than £4 billion into solar, wind, marine and storage projects (technical due diligence services) and supporting a variety of innovative projects and development in the sector.

ANGELA MONTACUTE

SENIOR ADVISER

Angela is a seasoned Senior Executive with over 30 years of experience in the financial and professional services industries. As Chief Operating Officer had global responsibility across 30 countries for IT, Marketing, Digital, Operations, Data Intelligence and Innovation

Specialising in business and digital transformation and supporting sustainable and ethical brands Angela now runs her own E-Commerce business and advises Boards in both a Non-Executive and Independent Advisor capacity to help them achieve their fullest potential

  • MBA University of Bath
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