Jonathan Silver

Non-executive Director; Independent

 

Appointed: 16 May 2019

Committee Membership: Audit & Risk and People & Governance

Tenure: 3 years

Career and experience: Jonathan began his career at McKinsey & Company, inc. moving on to be Managing Director and co-founder of Core Capital Partners, a leading US venture firm, specialising in early stage ventures. He was also Chief Operating Officer of Tiger Management Corp, one of the US’s largest and most successful hedge funds.

He was previously Managing Partner of Tax Equity Advisors LLC, a company he founded, and he was recognised as one of the United States ‘Top 10 Green Tech Influencers'. Jonathan worked in the US Department of Energy during the first Obama Administration. This included leading the federal government’s $40 billion clean energy investment fund and a $20 billion fund focused on electric vehicles. Jonathan has also served as a senior policy advisor to the U.S. Cabinet Secretaries of Commerce and Interior during the Clinton Administration.

Skills and competencies: Jonathan has considerable knowledge of the US-regulated energy environment, experience and understanding of integrating public policy and technology into a utility as well as a strong background in finance. Previously, Jonathan was the head of the US government’s $40 billion clean energy investment fund. Jonathan’s strong background in finance and government policy along with his long career at the intersection of policy, technology, finance, and energy brings innovative and positive insight to the Board’s policy discussions and to its interaction with management.

External appointments:

  • Independent Director of EG Acquisitions Corp.

  • Senior Advisor to Guggenheim Partners

  • Director of Plug Power, Inc.

  • Director of Intellihot Inc.