JLEN
JLEN
 

Board of directors

Members of JLEN’s Board of Directors, all of whom are non-executive and independent of the Investment Adviser, are listed below.

JLEN has adopted the Association of Investment Companies (the “AIC”) Code of Corporate Governance which has been endorsed by the Financial Reporting Council. In 2014, the Company became a member of the AIC so that the Company can benefit from the ongoing development of best practice in the industry.

Richard Morse

Richard Morse

Director and Chairman of the Board

Richard has more than 31 years’ experience in energy and infrastructure, including environmental energy. He is a partner at Opus Corporate Finance, where he leads the environmental energy practice. His current boardroom experience includes Bazalgette Tunnel Limited (Deputy Chairman and Chairman of the Audit Committee), Woodard Corporation (Chairman), and Heathrow Southern Rail Limited (non‑executive Director).

Past Experience

Richard trained as an investment banker, becoming Deputy Head of Corporate Finance and head of the utilities and energy team at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, before taking up senior roles in the energy and utilities practices at Goldman Sachs and Greenhill International, and a Senior Adviser role at Matrix Corporate Capital.

Committee memberships

  • NC
Richard Ramsay

Richard Ramsay

Senior Independent Director

Richard is a chartered accountant with considerable experience of the energy sector and the closed-end fund industry. He is currently Chairman of Seneca Global Income & Growth Trust plc, an investment trust. He is also Chairman of Northcourt Limited, Wolsey Group Limited and a director of Castle Trust Capital plc and URICA Limited, all unlisted companies in the financial services sector.

Past Experience

Richard’s energy sector experience includes: leading the Barclays de Zoete Wedd team that privatised the Scottish electricity industry; a period at Ofgem as Managing Director Finance and Regulation; and working as director of the Shareholder Executive, principally involved with government businesses in the nuclear sector. At Ivory & Sime, Barclays de Zoete Wedd and latterly at Intelli Corporate Finance, he has worked as a corporate adviser in the closed-end funds sector, completing over £2.5 billion of transactions. He has been a director of two investment trusts and one venture capital trust.

Committee memberships

  • AC
Hans Joern Rieks

Hans Joern Rieks

Director

Hans has over 25 years of experience within the global wind industry and has previously worked for Siemens Gamesa and Vestas
Central Europe. He is highly regarded in the energy sector and has successfully led growth agendas and international strategies.  An engineer by background, Hans has a strong technical grounding and excellent operational experience of how to manage the constantly evolving renewables landscape.

Past Experience

Hans formerly led the Siemens wind business in EMEA, crafting and implementing a growth strategy which resulted in the merger with Gamesa. Prior to this, he was President and CEO of Vestas Central Europe and member of the Group Management of Vestas Wind Systems A/S.

Committee memberships

  • RC
DENISE MILEHAM

DENISE MILEHAM

Director and Chair of Nomination Committee

Denise Mileham, a resident of Guernsey, has acted in non-executive director roles for the past nine years and previously sat on the Board of Resolution Limited, whilst it was a FTSE 100 listed company and owner of the Friends Life Group. She was previously an Executive Director of Kleinwort Benson (Channel Islands) Fund Services, where she acted as Head of Fund Administration and Deputy Head of Fund Services (which included custody). She also worked at Close Fund Services, where she was Director of New Business, running a team responsible for marketing, sales and implementation.

Past Experience

In her earlier career, Denise worked in the funds department of Barclaytrust before moving to Credit Suisse, where she undertook a number of roles, including Compliance Officer in the fund administration department. She is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute for Securities and Investment and is also a member of the Institute of Directors, the Guernsey NED Forum and the Guernsey Investment Fund Association and has sat on their Technical Committee.

Committee memberships

  • NC RC
PETER NEVILLE

PETER NEVILLE

Director and Chair of Risk Committee

Peter Neville, a resident of Guernsey, has more than 36 years’ experience in the financial services and financial services regulatory sectors in the UK and overseas, being Director General of the Guernsey Financial Services Commission from 2001 until 2009.

Past Experience

Peter’s boardroom experience has included the Chairmanship of Kleinwort Benson (Channel Islands) Limited, the Guernsey‑based bank, and acting as a non-executive director of Mytrah Energy Limited. He has worked in merchant banking and corporate finance in the UK and the Far East, undertaking IPOs, corporate restructurings, mergers and acquisitions and project finance, mainly while working for various bodies within the HSBC group. As the first Director of Investment Services at Malta’s financial services regulator, he established the Maltese regulatory regime for funds and investment management firms. Peter was also involved in establishing the Investment Management Regulatory Organisation in the UK. Peter currently holds a number of non-executive directorships, including as a non-executive director on the Board of Network Rail Insurance Limited. Peter is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Committee memberships

  • AC NC RC

Key

  • ACAudit Committee
  • NCNomination Committee
  • RCRisk Committee

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