Mike is Managing Director of Vattenfall Heat UK, and lead Vattenfall’s successful UK Market entry in 2018 – taking the business from paper to pipes installed in under three years. The team has secured a number of the largest district heating development opportunities in the UK including securing the contract to deliver the heating and cooling solutions for Brent Cross Town with Argent Related in London, establishing a joint venture with Midlothian council in Scotland, and securing the exclusive rights to offtake heat from the Cory Riverside Energy EFW plant with joint plans to deliver the largest district heating network in the UK backed by funding from the Heat Networks Investment Programme. Mike is a non-traditional senior director in the energy industry having started his career as a theatre director in 2001. Since then, he has spent nearly 20 years within the low carbon and infrastructure space, always working within dynamic growth environments. Over the past 5 years he has held various Directorships, proving successful at establishing new solutions, propositions and ways of working. Alongside his work in the UK, Mike has worked internationally, setting up the US operations of Natural Capital Partners between 2007 and 2010. Mike brings a wide-range of cross-sector and cross-technology experience through the breadth of areas he has covered.