Lisa has over twenty years of experience as a banker and lawyer in the UK and the Netherlands, latterly specialising in the energy transition.
Lisa has spent the last seven years as an executive director in the project finance team at ABN AMRO in Amsterdam, where she leads the bank’s European energy transition project financing activities. In this role she has spearheaded the build-out of the bank’s renewable energy portfolio to comprise a significant large offshore wind portfolio, onshore wind, solar, energy from waste, geothermal and hydro technologies. She has also led the bank’s push into subsidy-free renewable financing backed by corporate PPAs, expanding from NW Europe into the Nordics and Southern Europe. Currently, Lisa is particularly focused on emerging technologies such as green hydrogen, CCUS, next-generation biofuels, batteries/EV charging, floating wind and floating solar.
Prior to joining ABN AMRO, Lisa spent three years at Intertrust Netherlands, where she was Head of the Financial Governance Team, an 18-person strong team focused on securitisation, structured finance solutions and treasury management. During that time, she drove the establishment of additional business lines for the team in funds administration and AIFMD depositary services.
Prior to this, Lisa spent two years as Managing Director and Head of the Structured Solutions Group at Nomura International in London, having held a similar role as Head of the UK Structured Products Team for the previous three years at WestLB in London.
Lisa began her career at Clifford Chance in London where she spent six years and qualified as a tax lawyer, focussing on UK and international private equity and hedge fund structuring, corporate/M&A transactions and property and finance transactions.
Lisa holds an LLB in Common and Civil Law with French (Joint 1st class honours) from Queen’s University Belfast, a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC) from BPP Law School, Nottingham and qualified as a solicitor of England and Wales in 2000. In 2005 Lisa attained the status of an FSA approved (CF21) Investment advisor following the completion of UK Securities Institute certification in Regulations, Securities and Financial Derivatives and is currently accredited with DSI Certification by the Dutch Securities Institute.