Dr Graeme Fairbairn


Graeme has extensive technical, commercial, financial and managerial experience gained principally in the gas and power industries. Until founding MWeConsult in March 2002 he was European Vice-President of Rolls-Royce Power Ventures Limited (the power development and investment arm of Rolls-Royce plc), where he successfully developed many power projects in the UK and Europe, and in other parts of the World. From 1991 until 1996 he was a founder member of the Power Generation division of British Gas plc, where he helped establish businesses in electricity generation and in electricity trading. Prior to that he worked in process plant management for British Gas, operating LNG plants and gas pumping stations. His career began with the design of gas turbines with GEC Gas Turbines, and the manufacture of steam Turbines with C A Parsons.


He is a Chartered Engineer, with a doctorate in fluid flows in turbo-machinery. He is the author of many papers and conference presentations on technical and commercial subjects.




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G Lawrence Buckley


Lawrence has over 15 years experience of international business development, encompassing a broad range of skills and markets. From 1997 to 2002 he was a member of the business development team of Rolls-Royce Power Ventures Limited. He was the Commercial Director of a joint venture CHP company in Poland and has considerable experience of the power markets in Central & Eastern Europe. Previously he worked as Financial Analyst and can demonstrate detailed business modeling and forecasting skills. In previous positions he worked in market planning and research, sales and licensing of technology and sales support. His experience spans many fields including commercial aviation, non-destructive testing, technology transfer, ports, and power project development.


He is a graduate Mechanical Engineer by training.



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Mr R L Skelton BSc, MA, FIChemE, FINucI, MIMechE


Bob Skelton graduated in Chemical Engineering at Kings College Durham University in 1960 and joined the engineering contracting industry where he worked for about 30 years on a wide variety of projects mostly involved with environmental engineering and nuclear plant. His final post in contracting was that of Manager of Process and Safety for Davy McKee Nuclear. In 1990 he was appointed by Cambridge University as the Nuclear Energy Teaching Fellow with responsibility for teaching nuclear power engineering safety and design. At the end of that fellowship he was appointed Senior University lecturer in the Dept of Chemical Engineering He also supervises students in Applied Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics. He retired in 2005 but continues some teaching and research in the field of bio-fuels and is a member of the IChemE Register of Safety Specialists.



Mr Bill Torrance


Bill has wide ranging experience of General, Technical & Project Management. He is a chartered Mechanical Engineer.


Since starting his career in the Process Plant Industry, he progressed through senior technical management roles before joining GEC in 1987 taking responsibility for all power station heat transfer equipment. With the merger of GEC and Alstom in 1989 he was made Engineering Director for of the merged company’s Power Plant Engineering. From 1995 until 1999 he was Projects Director for Alstom, responsible for the execution of power projects world-wide and for the negotiation of EPC contracts and associated agreements. In 1999 he joined Rolls Royce Power Ventures (the power development and investment arm of Rolls Royce plc) as Vice President, Technical Services where he managed the engineering of a range of power stations world wide and provided technical consultancy services to the development activities of the company. Since 2004 he has been in private engineering consultancy practice, with involvement in a range of alternative and renewable energy enterprises, as well as maintaining a continuing involvement in large fossil fuelled power projects

Mr Chris Moore


Chris Moore is a banker by profession, with 30+ years experience of project financing, business and project development in international markets in both banking and industry, at senior management and board level. He has gained substantial international experience across a broad spectrum of industries encompassing power, oil & gas, petro-chemical, agro-industry, petro-chemical, infrastructure and defence sectors, in Europe, Middle & Far East and the Former Soviet Union.  From 2000 until 2002 he was Senior Development Manager with Rolls-Royce Power Ventures Limited, where he developed power generation projects in Spain and Italy, and in the Former Soviet Union.  More recently Chris has concentrated on the renewable energy sector, with particular focus on distributed generation based on biomass, gasification, Anaerobic Digestion, and other EfW technology applications. He has co-authored two books on RE opportunities in Europe and the Former Soviet Union markets, and has been a participant in various Overseas Missions on waste management and renewable energy.  Chris has undertaken strategy, business development, and project analysis/development consultancy roles for a range of major UK and international clients, inter alia The Carbon Trust, SGS Geneva, NHS Trust, Kwikpower International plc, etc.

Mr Ian Stanley


Ian Stanley was the founder of European Energy Investments Ltd (EEI). In addition to an engineering Diploma, he has an MBA from Henley Management College, a Diploma in Marketing, and is a member of the Chartered Management Institute. His career developed from an engineering and project management background into energy project development, and more recently into creating and managing European Energy Investments. Ian has over thirty years international experience in the energy industry, initially as a project manager and then as a developer.

Ian was with British Gas for 16 years and was part of the management teams that built the Rough gas storage project in the North Sea and the Morecambe Bay gas production field in the Irish Sea. He was then a founding member in 1991 of the power generation services group in British Gas where he first became involved in projects in central Europe, before moving to Rolls-Royce Power Ventures in 1997. During five years in RRPV he was responsible for the development and construction of several power and cogeneration projects, in the UK, Turkey, the Dominican Republic and notably in Poland and Bulgaria. He left RRPV in March 2002 and set up EEI.

His early work in central and south eastern Europe highlighted the need for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in the region, and he has focused the business of EEI on that region to match that need.

Mrs Lorna Doxey


Lorna has some 30 years experience in various forms of power generation and gained an MSc in Engineering Project Management in 1996. She has extensive and varied managerial and project development/delivery experience in the power, defence and oil and gas industry sectors. Her experience includes working with major companies, including Rolls Royce, Parsons Brinkerhoff and private development companies to deliver successful operational projects. For the last few years she has been involved with the concept and development of a £1.5bn CCS project in the UK. She has been Head of Projects, progressing to Chief Operating Officer, for a successful global Oil and Gas company, delivering operational solutions worldwide. During her career she has been involved in project development programmes from delivery through to operation for a wide range of power projects in the range of £25M-£600M value. This has included concept definition, through to contract negotiation, financing and project delivery, operating with global project teams.