Gemini Wind Park: The Board

THE SHAREHOLDERS

 

Troy Patton

 

As Chief Operations Officer, Troy is responsible for Northland’s international fleet of thermal and renewable facilities; ensuring they run safely, efficiently and maximize their value for shareholders. He joined the company in September 2017

 

Troy places a strong focus on people development, along with a demonstrated proficiency in engaging teams to continuously improve operational performance, deliver projects on time and on budget, and adapt to changing business and market conditions.

 

Troy has more than 20 years of experience in the power generation industry. Most recently, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Northern Power Systems, a US-based technology-focused product company. Previously, Troy was the Senior Vice President of Engineering and Products, based in Denmark, at Vestas Wind Systems, and held senior roles at General Electric in both the Gas Turbine and Wind Turbine businesses. Troy began his career in the US Navy nuclear program working as a Nuclear Power Plant Operator on aircraft carrier and submarine vessels.

 

Troy holds degrees in Aerospace and Ocean Engineering (B.Sc) from Virginia Tech, a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Clemson University, and has completed Executive Leadership Programs at GE’s Crotonville, NY campus and IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.

 

 

Paul Bradley

 

As Chief Financial Officer, Paul is responsible for the financial affairs of Northland Power. He joined the company on April 1, 2011.

 

Prior to joining Northland, Paul was Managing Director and Head of Power and Utilities (Corporate Finance) at Macquarie Canada.  Earlier positions include Vice President at the Ontario Power Authority with responsibility for generation procurement, administration and information technology; Executive Director at CIBC's global power and utilities group; and development and finance roles at Duke Energy Corporation (USA).  Paul has also served on the boards of directors of several renewable energy and clean technology companies.

 

Paul is a graduate of Boston College, CPA (inactive) and certified as a board director by the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors.

 

Stephan Schaller

 

Stephan Schaller has joined the Board of Gemini in October 2015. He studied economics at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, with a special focus on management, international management and marketing and earned his academic degree in 1996.

 

Before joining Siemens Financial Services where he is currently working as a Project Director for Equity Investments across different Siemens Businesses he worked as Head of Business Development in the Renewable Energy Division of Siemens. Since 2004 one of his main priorities was on the development of the Renewable Business within Siemens with a main focus on Wind Power. He joined Siemens after university in the commercial sales department of the communication group in Munich. After that he had hold different management roles in the strategic department of the Power Generation business.

 

 

Florian Voss

 

Florian Voss joined the Board of Gemini in June 2018 as part of his role as an investment manager of Siemens Financial Services. He is responsible for the management of equity investments through their complete life cycle from project development to financial close and divestment of Siemens Project Ventures projects in the area of power generation and renewable energy.

 

After his graduation from university in 2010, Florian Voss joined Siemens as a commercial project manager, where he was in charge of the successful project execution of energy services projects for combined cycle power plants in the region of Asia. Prior to his current role as investment manager, he worked in the corporate audit department of Siemens AG, where he was responsible for managing worldwide audits primarily in the areas of project management / risk management, corporate improvement programs and mergers and acquisitions activities.

 

Florian Voss studied business administration with special focus on management and controlling, accounting and financing at the Otto Friedrich University of Bamberg, Germany and the International Business School of Aarhus, Denmark and holds a degree as “Dipl. Kaufmann”.

 

Arjan ten Elshof

 

Arjan has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and began his career in the IT sector in the late 1980s. Companies such as Philips, Digital and internet startup FICS were the most important employers in the early days of his work experience.

 

In 2001, Arjan made a switch to the energy industry and took a position as Chief Information Officer at Eneco. Eneco is among the larger energy suppliers in the Netherlands.

 

After this initial position, he moved to non-IT roles within Eneco: from IT to final responsibility for all Eneco Customer Service Centres, and from there to final responsibility for all commercial downstream activities. By 2010, Arjan was responsible for overseeing all of Eneco’s downstream activities in the Netherlands and Belgium. He left Eneco in October 2014.

From 2015 to 2017, Arjan held a variety of positions with different companies as interim manager and consultant, while also establishing a small consultancy firm. One of the companies he worked for during that period was HVC, first on an interim/consultancy basis and later as a Board member.

 

In 2017, Arjan took a position with HVC as a member of its Executive Board (Management Team). Within that team, he bears responsibility for all Sustainable Energy activities. This includes both on and offshore wind, large and medium-sized solar projects and a significant District heating business.

 

 

 

Georg Obert

 

Georg Obert studied business administration at the University of Mannheim, Germany, followed by different studies in Australia (corporate law and taxation, project management and financial Modelling with Excel). He worked, amongst others, for Ernst & Young, Babcock & Brown and Esko Energy Partners GmbH.

 

Georg Obert is active in the renewable industry since 2004. He successfully closed numerous wind- and solar transactions over the course of his professional life. His transactions have a strong focus on Germany and France, but he was also active outside of Europe, where he financed wind parks and negotiated PPAs. His track record encompasses a transaction volume of well over EUR 1 bn. He also advised several parties on selling their projects during his time at Esko, but soon decided together with the management team to join the ranks of wpd in order to create the first institutional fund with an industry background. He is currently responsible for the transaction side of wpd invest’s business, which currently focuses on a Luxembourg vehicle (Green Return Fund – Core SICAV FIS) and a managed account from a large German insurer.