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About Netro

Netro Energy, headquartered in the UK, expanded its asset management operations in 2022 with new offices in Madrid, Spain and Milan, Italy

These strategic locations enable us to offer localised on-the-ground asset management services for our southern European portfolio

As an affiliate of Capital Dynamics, we benefit from the global scale and extensive market insight of the global Capital Dynamics Clean Energy (CE) platform and have close links to the CE team at all levels


Netro Energy is led by its board of directors consisting of the Capital Dynamics Clean Energy co Heads, Simon Eaves, Dario Bertagna and Barney Coles, their CFO Kirsty Usher, Head of Portfolio Management Gintare Briola, Head of Clean Energy Transactions Legal, Helen Down and Netro’s Head of Finance and Operations Director Paul Hughes


Our team is made up of technical, financial and operational clean energy experts. As our portfolio grows so does our team – we continue to regularly hire new team members in both the UK and Europe.

Paul Hughes

Finance and Operations Director

Paul joined Netro Energy in 2011 as Finance Director and was appointed Finance and Operations Director in 2019. Paul sits on the board of all portfolio operating entities and is responsible for all finance and operational matters

Before joining Netro Energy, Paul was the Finance Director for a private equity-backed facilities management company that specialised in energy management and was part of the senior management team that successfully sold the business to a UK PLC

He began his career at a subsidiary of multinational building material group CRH PLC rising to Group Financial Controller. Paul has a BA Hons in Accounting & Finance and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

Ernesto Chieffo

Technical Director

Ernesto joined the Netro Energy team as Construction & Operations Director Europe in June 2022 to lead the construction and operations of all the assets across Europe and the UK. Prior to joining Netro Energy, Ernesto was Technical Director in EOS Energy Partners

During his career to date, Ernesto has successfully managed the development and construction of over 1GW of solar and wind assets across more than 12 Countries

He has extensive experience in contractual management and negotiation, as well as a deep understanding of project financing. Ernesto holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rome La Sapienza and has worked specifically in the renewable energy market for over 13 years and in Construction and Project Management for over 20 years

Rob McCrimmon

Financial Controller

Rob is our Financial Controller, with over 7 years’ experience within the renewable sector

Prior to joining Netro Energy, he worked for a top 10 audit firm working on a wide range of sectors and groups (such as Social housing, Construction and Renewables)

Rob began his career in an accounting practice where he training and qualified

Rob holds a BSc (Econ) degree in Accounting and Finance and is a qualified Chartered Accountant with ICAEW

Tom Chadwick

Finance / Business Analyst

Tom works as a Finance/Business analyst and has over a decade of experience in the energy industry across the UK renewable and oil & gas sectors

Prior to joining Netro, Tom was an economist with an upstream oil & gas business, where he focused on providing investment economics for multiple natural gas infrastructure projects in the North & Irish Seas

Tom holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Lancaster University and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

Fern Martin

Director of Operations Spain and Italy

Fern has almost 10 years of experience in renewable energy within UK, Italy and Spain in solar, storage and charging points for electric vehicle installations

He has worked within operations and asset management in major players in the markets such as Sun Edison or Lightsource BP contributing to achieve operational excellence and building strong relations with the stakeholders to maximise the value of the assets

Fern holds a Masters degree in Engineering, a Masters in Business Administration and a Degree in Law

Killian Gavaghan

Senior Asset Manager

Killian works as a Senior Asset Manager and is responsible for the contractual and commercial management of the wind and solar portfolio

Killian has over 8 years’ experience in the renewable sector

Prior to joining Netro, Killian worked for an independent asset manager WPO where he held various engineering roles

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sustainable Electrical Power Systems along with a Masters degree in Renewable Energy and Resource Management

Thomas Finlay

Senior Asset Manager

Thomas works as a Senior Asset Manager and has over 8 years’ of experience in the renewable asset management sector

Prior to joining Netro Energy as an Asset Manager in July 2016, he worked as an Operations Engineer for WPO solely managing the Capital Dynamics wind assets

In his current role he manages 100 MWs of installed capacity spread across 12 operational wind farms and 1 solar farm in the UK and Northern Ireland

Thomas holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sustainable Energy Management & Renewables


We are rapidly expanding our portfolios and have several new projects at every stage of the project lifecycle

Our business was created in 2011 as the UK arm of Capital Dynamic’s asset management business, known as Arevon


In 2018, our business focus narrowed to purely wind and solar energy with our clean energy mandate


Our Spanish subsidiary was formed in 2021


We rebranded as Netro Energy in 2022 – emphasising our commitment to the net zero target and our efforts to accelerate the decarbonisation of the energy sector


Our Italian subsidiary was formed in 2023