Foresight Group Bolsters Fund Teams

Foresight Group (“Foresight”), a leading alternative asset manager specialising in the renewable energy and infrastructure sector, has made two new appointments which will further strengthen its fund management teams.

David Conlon has been appointed as director of Foresight’s environmental team with a focus on secondary PFI projects. He joins the eight-strong team from Aleltho Energy where he was transaction director, responsible for originating, structuring and negotiating renewable energy deals. Previously, David financially directed a number of renewables and infrastructure investments in the PFI/PPP sectors as investment director at the Secondary Market Infrastructure Fund and has held project finance roles for both KPMG and Grant Thornton.

Foresight’s solar team has been further strengthened by the arrival of Arnoud Klaren from American solar technology provider SolFocus, who is initially based in the firm’s Sevenoaks office before being located permanently in Spain, overseeing Foresight’s Spanish solar PV investments. Arnoud has a six-year track record of project management of European solar construction projects and business management specialising in photovoltaics (PV/CPV) and holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering.

Bernard Fairman, Chairman of Foresight, commented: "We’re delighted that both David and Arnoud have joined our business at such an exciting time in the firm’s development. The experience they bring in their respective fields of expertise is a perfect fit for us and supports our growing reputation as a specialist sustainable investment fund manager."

David Conlon added: "What attracted me to Foresight is the company’s strong vision in developing environmental and infrastructure investment opportunities that sets them apart from the rest. I look forward to using my expertise in these areas to the benefit of the business."

Arnoud adds: "Foresight has demonstrated it is a leader in European solar investments, something that clearly attracted me to the role. I am looking forward to being part of a market-leading 8-strong solar team and adding value across acquisitions, partnerships and project management opportunities."