(Portfolio Management, Operations, Capital Ventures)
John Wallington, COO is a qualified accountant with over 20 years experience in senior management positions in large global manufacturing and service based industries. John trained as an accountant with Unilever PLC working in a number of accounting and financial management roles in different business entities across the UK and Europe. In 2000, John joined Clifford Chance LLP as the Global Head of Financial Planning and Business Analysis providing analytical support to various client teams in various industry sectors including Banking & Finance, Energy and Technology. In 2005 John was appointed the CFO of a technology startup, which secured seed capital funding from the UPC Energy Group. In November 2006, John was appointed Group Corporate Controller of the UPC Group of companies, managing the finances and accounting for an international business portfolio of renewable energy related companies, property, mining, oil & gas and energy and technology investments. In addition to his role as COO of UPC Management, John is CFO of UPC Solar, Treasurer of UPC Wind Partners II (minority shareholder of First Wind now part of Sun Edison), a Partner in UPC Renewables Indonesia and Managing Partner of UPC Capital Ventures. John is a Director of the K2 Wind Foundation, which supports philanthropic endeavors in Sustainability, Energy Efficiency and the Environment, an advisory Board Member of the UBS Sustainable Trends Group, a Board Member of the Colorado Cleantech Industries Association (C.C.I.A) and a Board Director of Llanllyr Water Company, Ltd, WindESCo, Inc and Sun Tech Drive, LLC . John received his BA (Hons) degree in Geography from Exeter University (U.K.), is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).