Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) announced today a series of new appointments to its regional leadership team, including William Demas as Head of Americas, in New York, Edward Northam as Head of APAC, and Chris Archer and Sam Newman as co-Heads of GIG in EMEA.
The appointment of regional leaders follows the announcement last year that GIG will move to operate as part of Macquarie Asset Management.
Demas re-joins Macquarie from alternative investment firm Stonepeak, where he served as a Managing Director and was responsible for leading the firm’s America’s renewable energy and energy transition investment activities. He has previously held other roles at fund manager Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, and is a former member of Macquarie Capital’s Power, Utilities & Renewables group.
Northam has been part of the global renewable energy business for more than 25 years and has led the GIG business in Europe since 2017, when the Green Investment Bank, where he served, was acquired by Macquarie. In addition to his new role as Head of APAC, he will also continue to lead GIG’s global core renewables strategy from Singapore.
Archer joined Macquarie Group in 2007 and has previously led GIG in the Americas, and has been involved in the development of over 15 GW of projects across the region. Newman played a key role in the acquisition of the Green Investment Bank, and has been responsible for the realization of a number of GIG wind and solar investments worldwide.
Mark Dooley, Global Head of GIG, said:
“These appointments place seasoned market leaders in each of our 3 regional roles, Europe, APAC and the Americas’ commented Mark Dooley, Global Head of GIG. ‘I’m confident this positions us for a new phase of growth in volume and impact; connecting the capital of the world’s largest investors with new green energy projects – helping to accelerate the transition to net zero.”