Renewable energy investment and asset management company Low Carbon announced today the appointment of Ed Colligan as Head of Americas and to the company’s Board of Directors. In his new role, Colligan will focus on supporting the firm’s growth in North, Central, and South America.

Roy Bedlow, Chief Executive at Low Carbon commented, said:

 “We are delighted to welcome someone of Ed’s stature to Low Carbon. His track record of helping innovative businesses scale up their operations speaks for itself and reflects Low Carbon’s own commitment to global expansion. Ed has joined Low Carbon at a pivotal and formative moment for the business, and with his expertise we are confident we will achieve our goals of net zero and 20GW of operational renewable energy.”

Colligan brings a track record of helping scale businesses, having served as VP of Marketing at Palm Computing, where he helped design and launch the handheld computer, the PalmPilot, and later as the President of Handspring, where he led the launch of the Handspring Treo. He has also held the role of the CEO of Palm, where he led the transformation that created the WebOS platform and Palm Pre line of smartphones.

Recently, Colligan has been working with and investing in sectors such as climate fin-tech, micro-mobility, digital entertainment, and neuroscience to scale up their operations and attract meaningful investment. He is currently a Board Member of machine intelligence company Numenta, digital entertainment company POPS Worldwide, and educational platform Levered Learning.

Brian Clarke, Chairman of Low Carbon’s Board of Directors said:

“Ed has an extraordinary record of building companies into major players on the global stage.  His experience will be invaluable as Low Carbon expands its footprint globally.  He will play an instrumental role in guiding Low Carbon’s strategic planning effort and, perhaps most importantly, his relationship with the global technology market will enable Low Carbon a distinct advantage in working with the leading players in this space.”

Colligan added:

“Climate change is the single biggest issue facing our planet. I want to invest my time and energy in the critical transition to a cleaner, greener future. For that reason I am honoured to be joining Low Carbon at such an exciting time for the company, as there is enormous potential to make a lasting positive impact in the renewable energy space. I look forward to helping Low Carbon scale up its operations as we accelerate the transition to net zero.”