Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) announced today that it has appointed 3 industry experts to senior positions in the firm.

GIG is a specialist in green infrastructure principal investment, project delivery and the management of portfolio assets, and related services. It was launched by the UK Government in 2012, and acquired by Macquarie Group in 2017. The company announced that it has added Professor David Viner, Chris Morrison, and Ole Bigum Nielsen to its senior ranks.

Edward Northam, Head of GIG Europe, said:

“These new appointments not only strengthen the depth of expertise at GIG, but also highlight the increasing breadth of activity that we are pursuing. From pioneering green impact reporting, to project development and the creation of commercial solutions for cutting edge technologies, GIG continues to evolve its offering to meet the needs of this fast-moving market. David, Chris and Ole bring a wealth of experience in their respective fields and their appointments will ensure GIG remains a driving force of the green transition.”

Professor Viner has been appointed as Head of GIG’s Green Impact Advisory Team. Viner is a Coordinating Lead Author for the IPCC’s Working Group 2 Sixth Assessment Report and Lead Author on the IPCC’s Special Report on Climate Change and Land-use, with over 25 years of experience at the forefront of climate science. Viner joins GIG from his role as Global Practice Leader, Global Head of Climate Science and International Resilience Strategist at civil engineering firm Mott MacDonald

Morrison will lead GIG’s Distributed Energy and Energy Technology activities in Europe, with responsibility for overseeing distributed energy, and energy services and technologies, including storage and E-mobility in the European market. Prior to joining GIG, Morrison served as CEO for Vitol Distributed Generation, the UK energy storage business of energy and commodity trading company Vitol.

Ole Bigum Nielsen will lead GIG’s Asset Creation and Management team, which provides GIG’s principal project portfolio with deep technical and real asset expertise, supporting projects throughout their lifecycle from development, into construction and operations.  Prior to joining GIG, Nielsen was a Senior Vice President at hydropower company Starkraft, where he led the project delivery unit, with responsibility for execution of all large construction projects in Statkraft including hydropower, wind and solar assets. Nielsen also worked for nearly 12 years at Vattenfall including as CEO of Vattenfall Vindkraft. Nielsen’s responsibilities will include overseeing GIG’s offshore wind project delivery activities.