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Jonathan Silver

Non-executive Director; Independent


Appointed: 16 May 2019

Committee Membership: Finance, Nominations and Remuneration

Tenure: less than 1 year

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.

Jonathan has considerable knowledge of the US regulated energy environment. He has experience and understanding of integrating public policy and technology into a utility and a strong background in finance.

He is the Managing Partner of Tax Equity Advisors LLC, which manages investment in large-scale renewable projects. He has been recognised as one of the United States ‘Top 10 Green Tech Influencers’, having 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’s strong background in finance and government policy and his long career at the intersection of policy, technology, finance, and energy bring insight to the Board’s policy discussions and to its interaction with management.

External appointments:

  • Managing Partner of Tax Equity Advisors LLC
  • Director of Plug Power Inc.
  • Director of Intellihot Inc.