Jan comes with a background as Electrician, Power Engineer, and an Executive MBA from Copenhagen Business School. Has been 14 years within the Cement sector for FLSmith living abroad for many years, 3 years within the wastewater for Siemens, 10 years within the energy from waste and biomass sector for BWSC where he has been part of closing several deals in the UK. Since April 2021 he has been the front person within the formation and setting up of Scandinavian Energy Contract A/S, taking over the EPC and O&M Capabilities from BWS and continuing the legacy and building a better future.
John is Business Director for Stantec’s Energy and Resources business in the UK. John is responsible for strategy development and implementation within the UK, whilst providing leadership and subject matter expertise to energy and resources opportunities throughout the global Stantec business. John has over 28 years of experience in client, consulting and contracting organisations, giving him a comprehensive understanding of current and future policy direction, and implementation.
Nick is a lawyer and part of Ashurst's dedicated waste practice that sits within its wider energy and infrastructure group. He has worked exclusively in the waste and biomass sector for the past 15 years. As a result, he has closed, restructured or refinanced over 25 waste/biomass projects in the UK and worked on numerous other schemes that have not completed.
Dr Egan Archer CEng
Egan has been a Director at Equitix for over 10 years playing a central role in developing the company's investment portfolio (EV of circa £5bn) in the waste and renewable sectors. Since joining, he has facilitated the development of an extensive pipeline of investments for the Equitix core funds and managed accounts, originating a number of projects across energy from waste and biomass, industrial CHP, district heating and onshore wind.
Egan has a wealth of experience in project development, commercial structuring of primary and secondary investments and with the due diligence of technology and contract intensive assets. He works across the entire Equitix value chain from business development, through investments and asset management.
He has been a principal in the waste and renewables sectors for over 25 years working alongside EPC, O&M contractors and advisors assessing a broad spectrum of operational and greenfield projects in over 15 countries. Prior to joining Equitix, Egan was a Partner and CTO with Aleltho Energy, a fund management business with an investment focus on renewable energy and waste projects across Europe. Egan holds a PhD in chemical and process engineering and is a Chartered Chemical Engineer.
Director of Development
Cobalt Energy; session chair
Mark Tipton is a versatile leader and manager with 27 years project delivery experience in the public and private sectors of UK waste management. He is currently Director of Development with the Cobalt Energy Group, progressing and stewarding the growth of the Group. For five years previously, he was a Senior Project Manager in the Group and delivered a variety of EfW project commissions and provided technical consultancy on a range of feasibility, technical and change projects. Before this, Mark led a waste PFI project as the SPV Director for six years (FCC Environment), led and managed EfW project delivery teams in public sector consultancy (Mace Group), led the EfW project strategy and procurement (Buckinghamshire County Council) and served for eight years managing both business development and operational teams in the hazardous waste sector (Veolia and Grundon).