Country Manager Australia
As Country Manager, Nick is responsible for offshore wind project development in Australia, leading the development of projects from site screening through to Final Investment Decision and beyond. Nick manages site selection, consenting, development planning, and establishes and maintains relationships with strategic partners and key local stakeholders.
Prior to joining BlueFloat Energy, Nick developed projects with UK renewables firm, United Green, including leading the development of a 300MW solar farm in Queensland, Australia. Nick was responsible for raising project finance and leading commercial negotiations with the transmission network provider, off-take counterparty and EPC contractor. Nick also led business development activities, evaluating solar and battery storage project development opportunities across Australia.
Nick has worked in the energy sector for over 20 years, financing energy and infrastructure projects across Australia / NZ, UK / Europe and North America. Whilst at Commonwealth Bank, Nick led the Project Finance and Infrastructure & Utilities teams, providing financial solutions to large scale energy, infrastructure and renewables projects.
Nick holds Bachelor degrees in Commerce & Arts and a Master’s degree in Applied Finance from University of Melbourne, Australia.