Proven international leadership team

Drawing on decades of experience, our management team continue to push the boundaries of global solar development. By finding new ways to utilise cutting edge technologies alongside innovative financial structures, our people are paving the way for solar energy to fulfil its true potential.

The talent and passion of our employees has driven our incredible growth from a six-person start-up in 2010 to a global market leader with six offices across three continents.

Meet the team

Nick Boyle

CEO

Nick co-founded the company in 2010 and is based in the London office. Nick’s responsibilities include managing the overall operations and resources of Lightsource BP and spearheading its global expansion. He is a member of Lightsource BP’s Investment Committee and a Board Director. Since the inception of Lightsource, his drive and vision has seen the company enjoy tremendous success in just a short period of time, growing from a start-up business to Lightsource BP, Europe’s leading solar PV business, in just over six years. Prior to his current role, he sat at Board and Senior Director level in a number of leading retail financial service companies, including the Thinc Group, of which he over saw the firm’s meteoric growth from 26 to 920 staff in just 5 years. Nick and his team sold Thinc to AXA, the French insurance giant, in a deal worth £100m.

Paul McCartie

CIO

Paul co-founded the company in 2010 and is based in the London office. His responsibilities include debt and equity fundraising for all solar asset developments, project investment structuring and M&A. He is a member of Lightsource BP’s Investment Committee and a Board Director. During his tenure at Lightsource BP, Paul has raised over £1.6bn of project financing and led the recent Blackrock equity transaction in the UK. Prior to co-founding the company, he spent six years in the power finance team at Investec Bank and was involved in equity and debt transactions in the energy, renewable and industrial sectors. Prior to Investec, Paul was Assistant Director of project finance at Rolls-Royce Power Ventures, an independent power project developer based in London. Paul holds a degree in Engineering from Birmingham University.

Kareen Boutonnat

COO

Kareen is responsible for all operational and project execution at Lightsource BP globally. She has led the development and management of Lightsource BP’s expanding portfolio, successfully reaching significant milestones including the first company to reach 1GW installed capacity in the UK and securing the company’s position as the leading solar developer in Europe. Prior to Lightsource BP, Kareen worked for solar EPC company, Solar Century, and a number of successful US technology businesses including WebMethods and Sonic Software.

James Brooks

CSO and Head of International

James joined the company in 2016 and is based in the London office. His responsibilities include leading Lightsource BP’s corporate development, equity fundraising, and overall oversight of international operations. James is a member of Lightsource BP’s Investment Committee and a Board Director. Prior to joining Lightsource BP, James had an impressive career in private equity, spanning 13 years, with energy investment leadership roles at Advent International, First Reserve and most recently as co-head of Energy Investment in EMEA for Goldman Sachs MBD (formerly PIA). James received his Masters and BA degree in Physics from Merton College, University of Oxford.

Global Leadership Team

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90 combined years of management experience in financial and solar industries.

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Solar projects delivered in 15 countries worldwide

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Approximately £2.4 billion deployed into solar assets with world class, award winning financing

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Proven management and value creation for investor track-record in UK and North American markets

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Extensive in-house experience in M&A across the infrastructure and energy sectors

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Track record of raising debt in both the banking and institutional markets

Work for us

We believe a company works best when you hire good people and give them room to flourish. Hiring the best talent is key to our high-volume execution and helps us to attract and retain further talent as well as best-in-class capital.

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