People

TagEnergy’s management team is made of individuals working together for over 10 years, across different industries (construction, commodity trading, energy, telecommunications) and in various regions (Europe, Asia, Oceania and the Americas). TagEnergy’s team combines a unique set of competences and exposure to risk and innovation.

Franck Woitiez

CEO

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After creating and developing several businesses in Portugal and Brazil, Franck joined Neoen in 2010 where he was the Managing Director of its Portuguese and Australian operations. Franck successfully led and managed the development, procurement, financing and construction of more than 1.1GW of solar, wind and energy storage projects across both countries, with a combined capital value of more than €1.5 billion. These included a number of landmark projects, including what was, at the time, the largest battery in the world, the world’s first co-located wind farm, battery and agribusiness facility and Australia’s largest solar farm.

Franck is the Chief Executive Officer of TagEnergy, based in Lisbon.

Jean-Baptiste Fournier

Deputy CEO

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After starting his career in the construction industry, Jean-Baptiste joined the Renewable Energy division of Bouygues Construction in 2012 to develop its solar construction business across several countries in Europe. In 2015, Jean-Baptiste was appointed Director for Asia Pacific Business Development and established Bouygues’ Singapore office. From there, he successfully built and led teams on the construction of more than 800MW of projects throughout Australia, Thailand and Vietnam including the largest solar farms in Australia and Vietnam at the time of construction.

Jean-Baptiste is the Deputy CEO of TagEnergy, responsible for all development activities. He is based in Lisbon.

Damien Bonnamy

CFO

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After starting his career in Brazil’s energy sector, Damien joined Neuf Cegetel’s Finance department in 2000 and then Neoen in 2011 as CFO of the company’s international ventures before focusing on its Australian investments. He was responsible for raising more than €1 billion of project finance debt and preparing the Australian subsidiary for initial public offering on the Paris stock exchange. Damien is widely regarded as having pioneered the use of long-tenor commercial bank debt on Australian renewables projects, which set the trend amongst other developers.

Damien is the Chief Financial Officer of TagEnergy, based in Lisbon.

Monica Andreu

CTO

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Before starting her career in the energy sector, Monica held management consulting positions for strategic telecommunications projects in Germany, Italy, Spain, Denmark and the UK. In 2007, Monica became a business development manager for Direct Energie, before becoming Procurement Manager for Neoen in 2009 and Procurement Director in 2012. During her tenure, Monica was responsible for all procurement activities (wind, solar and biomass) and contracted the equivalent of 1.8GW of projects. In 2017, she was appointed inaugural Managing Director of Neoen USA where she established the business.

Monica is Chief Technology Officer of TagEnergy, responsible for procurement and technology assessment. She is based in Barcelona.

Frédéric Cellier

COO

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Frederic started his career at EDF, where he had the opportunity to lead many teams in the hydropower division, from engineering to asset management in the French Alps. From 2013, he was an executive officer at EDF in Reunion Island (Indian Ocean) in charge of generation, overseeing development, construction and operations on a wide range of technologies including 5MW/2.5MWh of battery storage.

In 2018, he joined fund manager Berkeley Energy in Singapore as Head of Operations, managing a portfolio of 500MW under development/ construction/operation across South East Asia. Projects included the construction of the first hybrid wind farm in the Philippines and several hydro/solar projects in Indonesia.

Frédéric is COO at TagEnergy, based in Lisbon, responsible for construction and asset management.

Christophe Léonard

Managing Partner - France

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After a first experience in the industrial rooftop PV business in France, Christophe started Neoen’s Australian subsidiary in 2012. He managed the purchase and financial close process of Australia’s first PV and storage project on a mining site and developed 445MW of solar projects from the ground up, making Neoen the number one solar developer in Australia. In 2019, Christophe became the company’s Deputy Regional Director for Europe, taking responsibility for its Irish solar and wind portfolio, leading the purchase of eight wind farms, and managing all revenue-related matters for the region, including the successful initiation of a 125MW wind PPA deal in Finland.

Christophe is TagEnergy’s Managing Partner for France.

Andrew Riggs

Managing Partner Australia

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Andrew’s early career involved engineering and sales for a power generation OEM involved in steam, biomass and combined cycle power plants. He was responsible for equipment and component sales to 4GW of projects in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Southeast Asia and North America. In 2014 he took responsibility for sales of Siemens’ wind power division, leading a dynamic sales and tendering team in the successful acquisition of more than 2GW of wind, solar and battery projects.  During these projects Andrew developed extensive experience in the commercial and technical structuring of delivery models.

Andrew is TagEnergy’s Managing Partner in Australia, based in Sydney.

Louis Blateau

Energy Management Director

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Louis started his career as a utility solar developer by creating a portfolio of 100+MW of PV projects in France and securing 50+MW of governmental feed-in tariffs. After a stint in the energy consulting business, Louis joined Neoen Australia in 2015.

First as business developer and then in charge of the commercial and trading department, Louis helped Neoen Australia grow to 2GW of installed capacity by directly selling and negotiating 11 PPAs for 1.3GW with retailers and corporates, outside of government feed-in tariffs. He elaborated the early bidding strategy of Neoen’s assets, developed the business case that led to the investment in a 24/7 control center and hedged over 700k LGCs on the OTC market over 5 years.

Louis is the Energy Management Director of TagEnergy, responsible for commercialisation, hedging and revenue management of TagEnergy’s projects, based in Lisbon.

Victor Bouchez

Transaction Director

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Victor started his career in the real estate sector, holding various portfolio management positions. He was notably part of the Goldman Sachs team bringing LEG Immobilien to its €1.3 billion IPO in 2013.

He joined Neoen Australia in 2017 as Project Finance Manager and coordinated the financing and refinancing of the 450MW solar portfolio, as well as the bidding strategy leading to the award of long term PPAs for over 750MW of capacity. In 2019 he started the Middle Office, supporting the hedging and trading strategy of Australian assets. He later established the portfolio management function and was responsible for the financial performance of 900MW of solar, wind and storage assets.

Victor is TagEnergy’s Transaction Director, looking after project finance, corporate debt and equity raising.

Francois Debaillon

Technical Director

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After starting his career in strategy consulting in the energy sector, Francois joined Neoen in Australia in 2015.

As Project Manager he was responsible for the development of the Hornsdale Power Reserve built with Tesla, which at the time featured the biggest battery in the world at 150MW/194MWh. He also developed and led to financial close 309MW of wind and 460MW of solar projects. While Deputy Chief Operating Officer of Neoen in Australia, Francois directly oversaw the construction of 760MW of solar and battery projects.

Francois holds a “Diplôme d’Ingénieur” from the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and a Master of Science from UC Berkeley.

Francois is Technical Director at TagEnergy, based in Melbourne.

Raquel Ferreira

Consolidation Director

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With a dynamic career across various industrial sectors, Raquel had the privilege of leading financial teams and projects in international environments and multidisciplinary teams. Her journey included several roles of finance director, Consolidation and Reporting director, Controlling director in several multinational groups (listed and non listed) and audit manager at PWC. This rich tapestry of experiences has equipped her with a deep understanding of finance, reporting, accounting, and international business.

Raquel serves as consolidation director at TagEnergy, based in Lisbon.

Antoine Lajouanie

ESG and Asset Management Director

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Antoine worked for several years in Australia as a Project Manager for Neoen. He successfully led the development of large-scale renewable energy projects, including solar and wind in New South Wales. Antoine has acquired a deep understanding of all the development steps in complex environments including land identification and negotiation, community management, grid connection and all other permitting aspects.

After successfully heading the development of TagEnergy in Portugal for a few years, Antoine became ESG and Asset Performance Director.

Antoine is the ESG and Asset Management Director of TagEnergy, based in Lisbon.

Joanne Sarks

Financial Control Director

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Joanne started her financial career in the utilities industry, spanning 15 years across NSW and the ACT, holding various financial and management positions. 

Joanne joined Neoen Australia in 2015 heading Financial Control where she was responsible for the controlling team and financial control of the Australian solar, wind, and storage projects under construction and operations and development for over seven years.  During this time Joanne played key roles in supporting the group with implementation of new systems and reporting processes post the company’s listing on the Paris stock exchange. 

Joanne is the Financial Control Director of TagEnergy, responsible for the financial reporting, cash management, tax, accounting, and financial governance and compliance, of TagEnergy’s assets under construction and operations.  Joanne is based in Canberra. 

Paul Villiers

Operations Director

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Prior to TagEnergy, Paul worked with two leading wind turbine suppliers, Vestas and Siemens, delivering projects throughout Australia including the Hornsdale Wind Farm in Victoria while at Siemens. Most recently he has been working on the owner/developer side in project development and leading delivery of wind farms and storage projects at Nexif Energy and Tilt Renewables.

He has been involved in the delivery of approximately 1.5GW of wind farm assets.

Paul is Operations Director at TagEnergy, based in Melbourne.

James Berry

Senior Project Manager Construction

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James began his engineering journey at National Grid, holding diverse roles in operations, construction, and quality departments, increasing his experience in both engineering and commercial fields.  

Notably, James was involved in development of the first ester transformer solution installation, and the connection of this transformer to the UK’s first tertiary 50MW BESS project at Hyosung Heavy Industry. Furthermore, he spearheaded the successful international launch of KrakenFlex’s software platform in Canada.  

Presently, as Senior Project Manager at TagEnergy, James is responsible of the delivery of several BESS projects in the UK, of which the first reached completion in May 2023.

Diego Cannada Bartoli

Head of Development Iberia

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Diego started his career with Enel Green Power in Brazil, developing solar projects for the government renewable auctions. Then for eight years, holding various business development roles across Brazil, Mexico, Italy and Australia, he has been successfully developing more than 2GW of projects.

In his mandate in Australia, Diego has been opening and supporting the consolidation of Enel Green Power activities in Sydney, where he secured a 1.5+ GW Pipeline of wind, solar and BESS projects.

Diego returned to Europe in 2022 to to join Tag Energy as Senior Project Manager Spain and is now in charge of TagEnergy’s development activities for Iberia.

Diego is Head of Development – Iberia at TagEnergy, based in Lisbon.

Marta Casqueiro

Transaction Analyst

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Marta started her career at the European Investment Fund. First at the Equity Investment team, doing secondary sales of Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds and then in the Debt Service team, acting as a portfolio manager covering financial institutions spread throughout Europe.  

After that, Marta joined the investment team of China Three Gorges Europe, where she was responsible for identifying and analyzing a variety of investments/ M&A opportunities in the energy sector (e.g., acquisition of a minority stake in c.1 GW greenfield offshore wind farm (UK)). Finally, she was involved in the management/monitoring of operational and financial performance of existing investments, with a strong focus on EDP (CTG’s largest investment overseas). 

 After 3 years, she moved to the largest oil and gas company in Portugal, Galp, to work in the M&A department, where she was mainly focused on leading the overall execution of renewable transactions.  

Marta is Transaction Analyst at TagEnergy, based in Lisbon.

Loic Charmoille

Procurement Director

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Loic started his career 15 years ago in the electricity generation industry being part of the market leaders such as Siemens, Alstom, Wartsila and most recently  TagEnergy. 

Prior to joining TagEnergy in 2022, Loic has worked 11 years at Wartsila in different Proposals and Business Development positions. For the last 6 years, he contributed to the expansion of Wartsila’s business for grid scale BESS and hybrid renewable solutions in Africa and Australia. 

Loic is Procurement Director at TagEnergy. He focuses on the technology selection, procurement strategy and contract negotiations for battery storage, solar PV and wind farm projects. Loic is based in Lisbon, Portugal. 

Simon Clifton

Project Manager

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Before joining TagEnergy, Simon held the position of Head of Development and Delivery at WestWind Energy. During his tenure of 6 years at WestWind, Simon was actively engaged in various pre-permit wind farm projects. Under his guidance, Simon’s team played a pivotal role in acquiring over 2GW of land for wind energy ventures. 

Notably, Simon spearheaded the team responsible for conceiving and successfully obtaining approval for the Golden Plains Wind Farm – an accomplishment that stood as the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere at the time of its permitting. 

Currently based in Melbourne, Simon assumes the role of Project Manager, concentrating on the construction aspects of Australian projects.

Juan Die

Data Analyst

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Juan graduated as a physicist from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid in June 2021. Fully committed to work in the renewable energy sector, he pursued his studies with a master’s degree in Energy at the same university.

Parallel to this, he worked as a solutions analyst for NTT-Data, managing Axpo’s database, where he developed his skills as a data analyst and acquired gas trading insights.

In 2022, Juan moved to Lisbon to join TagEnergy’s energy management team.

Juan is Data Analyst at TagEnergy, based in Lisbon.

Matthias Durand

Global Business Development Manager

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Matthias graduated from École Polytechnique in September 2020, and from Imperial College London, MSc Sustainable Energy Futures, in October 2020. During his six years of studies he concentrated on electricity generation technologies, data analytics and access to electricity.

He started at TagEnergy as a Project Manager to support the development of the UK business. After successfully closing the Roaring Hill battery project, he became Global Business Development Manager to support TagEnergy’s development across all its geographies including analyzing future potential markets.

Matthias is Global Business Development Manager at TagEnergy, based in Lisbon.

Duarte Ferreira dos Santos

Project Manager

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Duarte holds a master’s degree in civil engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico, complemented by an executive master’s degree in management from Católica-Lisbon. 

Starting his career in 2015 as a Project Manager at Teixeira Duarte, he oversaw the development of large-scale residential and office projects. In 2018, Duarte transitioned to Bondstone – a Lisbon-based private equity firm – assuming the role of Investment Director and playing a pivotal role in expanding the company’s investment portfolio. 

Prior to joining TagEnergy, Duarte served as VP at Casavo – a leading European digital residential marketplace – where he was responsible for shaping and executing the local market strategy. 

Duarte is Project Manager – Iberia at TagEnergy, based in Lisbon. 

Marine Folliet

Project Manager

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Marine holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering and energy economics.

She started her career in 2013 at EDF Energy, in the UK, in power system strategy, before joining KPMG to advise multiple energy companies.

In 2020, she moved to Portugal as a business developer for a Lisbon-based start-up that offers an artificial intelligence solution to optimize the performance of wind and solar energy assets, before joining TagEnergy in 2021.

Marine is Project Manager at TagEnergy, based in Lisbon.

Paul Fouan

Senior Project Manager

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Paul started his career as finance consultant in PwC. In 2015, he joined the Spanish utility Endesa where, for 4 years, he oversaw the energy management optimization team for the French entity, managing a 20TWh portfolio.

Paul then moved to Spain as senior business developer at TotalEnergies Renewables, where he contributed to secure a 3GW+ solar portfolio through different transactions and worked on a hybridization solar+wind development scheme. He was involved in the successful negotiation and execution of 4 corporate PPA totalizing 380 MW.

Paul is Senior Project Manager at TagEnergy, based in Paris.

Alex Graham

Senior Project Manager

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Alex started his career with E.ON in the UK working across coal, CCGTs and nuclear new build development projects. Then for six years, holding various project management roles, he was involved in the development and construction of more than 860MW of offshore wind projects.

Since arriving in Australia in 2016 he was Procurement Manager leading the construction of over 400MW of solar projects for RCR.

Prior to joining TagEnergy, Alex worked for Siemens Gamesa leading the presales project management team for all Australia and New Zealand wind projects.

Alex is Senior Project Manager at TagEnergy, based in Sydney.

Seamus Herrick

Legal Director

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Prior to joining TagEnergy, Seamus was a senior associate with White & Case, advising sponsors and financiers on the development, financing and acquisition of major energy and infrastructure projects, including significant renewable energy projects in Australia.

Seamus also has experience advising sponsors, alternative capital providers and major financial institutions on a broad range of domestic and cross-border financings, M&A and equity capital markets transactions across EMEA, the US and Australia. This includes a secondment to JPMorgan in London, primarily focusing on acquisition and leverage finance transactions.

Seamus is Legal Director at TagEnergy, providing general legal and commercial support across all jurisdictions. Seamus is based in Lisbon.

 

Théo Imbert

Head of Development UK

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After starting his career in large scale wind and battery project development in Australia, Theo joined TagEnergy in Lisbon in 2019. He initially supported Tag’s M&A activities in Australia, Portugal and Spain before focusing exclusively on the opening of Tag’s UK activities from July 2020.

First as a project manager and then as Head of Development UK, Theo and his team successfully acquired 350MW of ready to build batteries in the UK (270MW of which are already under construction), established joint venture partnerships with local developers and assembled a greenfield portfolio of both solar and storage projects in excess of 1GW.

Theo holds an engineering degree from both the Ecole polytechnique and the Ecole des Mines de Paris

Theo is Head of Development – UK at TagEnergy, based in London.

Mark Kelly

Technical Manager

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Prior to joining TagEnergy, Mark was the Senior Technical Leader at General Electric (Onshore Wind). Over his 7 years with GE, Mark led technical workstreams contributing to the award of more than 1.3 GW of wind energy projects, using his expertise to perform wind farm design, negotiate specifications and contracts, mitigate technical risks, and to coordinate sub-contractors. Prior to working in the renewables industry, Mark has experience in the delivery of O&G projects. Mark holds a first-class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering and an Economics degree (Distinction), both from the University of New South Wales.  

Mark is Technical Manager at TagEnergy, responsible for assessing technology and project risks, optimising technical solutions, and coordinating procurement workstreams. Mark is based in Sydney, Australia. 

Thomas Morvan

Transaction Manager

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Thomas embarked on his career as a project finance analyst in the renewable energy sector at TotalEnergies, contributing significantly to the development and acquisition of solar and energy storage projects. Notably, Thomas played a key role in a 50/50 joint venture for 1.6 GW solar and energy storage projects, while also facilitating the acquisition of 2.2 GW solar and 600 MW battery assets in the US. 

 Before joining TagEnergy, Thomas served as a senior associate in Deloitte’s infrastructure consultancy team in Canada. During this tenure, he honed his expertise in Public-Private partnerships, collaborating with the Canadian government and institutional entities. 

 Currently, Thomas holds the position of Transaction Manager, with responsibilities encompassing financial modeling and oversight of project finance, corporate debt, and equity raising. He is based in Lisbon. 

Anagha Pandey

Project Financial Controller

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Anagha is a seasoned finance professional. Her skill set encompasses financial reporting, internal controls, and project management.

In her journey within the renewable energy sector, Anagha has led a dynamic finance team at RES Australia (recently taken over from Blueshore), where she was responsible for managing the financial aspects of wind and solar projects. She has also held diverse financial roles in her 13 years of experience amassing extensive experience across a spectrum of financial disciplines, including financial and management accounting, as well as project financial management.

Anagha is a Project Financial Controller at TagEnergy, based in Sydney

 

Tom Pincus

Project Manager

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After graduating with a Law / Business degree from the Queensland University of Technology, Tom began his career working as a Commercial Lawyer in the Dispute Resolution team at Ashurst. A keen athlete, Tom then took the opportunity to play rugby union professionally, where he had a successful career playing in the top leagues across the UK and Australia. After retiring from rugby, Tom joined Accenture as a Management Consultant. Tom worked in the Transformation Excellence team, where he had a key role in implementing and managing Transformational Tech Strategy in the Financial Services industry. 

Tom is a Project Manager at TagEnergy, based in Sydney.

Mathew Roberts

Senior Project Manager

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Mat started his career as a Civil Engineer working on various road, landfill gas recouperation, wind farm and National Grid substation construction projects.  He pivoted to join National Grid as a Substation Engineer and progressed to manage National Grids current year and tactical investment plans for North Wales, Cheshire, and Merseyside.  Keen to make a more substantial impact on Net Zero, Mat joined PeakGen to Project Manage a 400kV Shunt Reactor installation, develop BESS projects and Project Direct a JV bid for Pathfinder Stability 3, which went on to win the largest share of any company to have tendered.

Mat is a Senior Project Manager at TagEnergy based in London.

Charlotte Roppelt

Project Manager

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Charlotte graduated from INSA Toulouse in mechanical and system engineering. During her five years of studies, she focused on electrical and mechanical courses.

She joined TagEnergy as a project manager to help develop solar and battery greenfield projects in the UK.

Charlotte is a Project Manager at TagEnergy, based in London.

Joana Santos

Business Support Manager

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Joana started her career as a History and Philosophy Teacher. From 2018 she was an Office Management Consultant at InnoWave Technologies. During her tenure, Joana was responsible for supporting other departments, managing several offices around Portugal, being in charge of administrative tasks, and supporting the board in day-to-day activities. She also took on the role of Team Leader at InnoWave´s Internal Team for Sustainability and Environment. 

Joana has recently joined Tagenergy as a Business Support Manager with the responsibility of supporting the team in all the business needs: Human Resources, IT Management, Office Management and logistic support for events and projects.  

Joana is the Business Support Manager at Tagenergy, based in Lisbon. 

Mark Selvaratnam

Project Manager Construction

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Mark started his career working for renewable energy gen-tailer Pacific Hydro Australia as a technical wind engineer with a focus on wind turbine performance and greenfield project development.

Prior to joining TagEnergy, Mark worked within one of the largest renewable energy owner/ developers in Australia, Tilt Renewables as an Assistant Project Manager. Mark spent 4.5 years with Tilt, crafting his skills in the development, effective management, construction, and successful delivery of large-scale renewable energy projects.  Mark has been involved in the delivery of over 700MW of wind farm projects, management of over $1.2B AUD of construction contracts and is experienced in both EPC & split-contract delivery models.  Recently delivered projects include the Dundonnell Wind Farm & Rye Park Wind Farm in Australia. 

Mark’s role at TagEnergy is Project Manager Construction, based in Lisbon. 

Audrey Teo

Head of Transaction Australia

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Audrey started her career as an energy researcher at the University of Melbourne seeking ways to improve the efficiency of Victoria’s brown coal fired power stations. Fueled by her passion for the energy sector, she joined the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in 2015 and subsequently joined the Power Generation and Renewables Financing team. Over her 8 years with CBA, Audrey both led and supported a variety of M&A, project and corporate financings through origination, structuring, execution and asset management, contributing to the funding of >5 GW of renewable and storage assets in Australia and globally. 

Audrey holds a first-class honours degree in Chemical Engineering and a Finance and Economics degree (Dean’s honours), both from the University of Melbourne.  

Audrey is Head of Transaction Australia at TagEnergy, managing project finance, corporate debt and equity raising for TagEnergy’s Australian operations. Audrey is based in Melbourne, Australia.