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Advisory Committee

Overview of Our Advisory Committee

Green Executives is a search firm founded by industry professionals for the green economy and the net zero agenda. Integral to our approach is our intention to create value for our clients by providing them with access to expert advice and thought leadership from within the green sector.

Our advisory committee of green economy professionals can offer several benefits to our clients. First, the committee members provide valuable insights and expertise in the area of sustainability and green economy, helping clients understand their leadership needs and shaping a strategy through to identifying candidates with the necessary skills and experience to drive their sustainability agenda. The committee can act as a sounding board for your search mandates, providing feedback and guidance on the search process and helping to ensure that the search criteria are aligned with your sustainability goals.

As industry figures and experts the committee can help to broaden your search pool by leveraging their networks and connections in the green economy, identifying potential candidates who may not be on your radar.

Finally, the committee members can serve as ambassadors for your organisation, helping to promote your sustainability agenda and values to potential candidates and stakeholders.

Meet our Advisory Committee

Volker Beckers Green Executives Advisory Committee

Volker Beckers

Volker Beckers is the Chairman of the Green Group (Partners) an end to end recruitment solution for the green economy, comprising Green Executives and the Green Recruitment Company.

After graduating from Cologne University in Economics & Business Administration, Volker started his career working in various tech companies, then spent more than 25 years as an international leader within the energy industry, most notably as Group CFO and then Group CEO for RWE/npower for over 10 years to 2012.

Volker now works for a portfolio of private companies of different sizes as non-Executive Director/Chair, as well as working on the board with government bodies such as the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) Board, and as a guest lecturer in academia such as for Imperial College London. He sits as Chair of the Advisory Board with Erasmus Centre for Future Energy Business (ECFEB), a specialist research center at Rotterdam School of Management and was appointed Chairman of the Advisory Group of ewi – the Energy Institute of the University of Cologne in 2019.

Tove Feld Green Executives Advisory Committee

Tove Feld

Tovehas more than 25 years’ experience at the forefront of the renewables sector, with a focus on offshore wind.

Her previous roles include Chief Technology Officer at DONG Energy Wind Power (now Orsted) where she had a prominent role in preparing the company for IPO, as well as Head of Engineering Solutions Offshore, Siemens Wind Power and Managing Director of DNV Global Wind Energy.

Board experience ranges from Technology startups to listed Renewable investment companies. She currently serves on several boards supporting the green transition.  Including TRIG (FTSE 250), Venterra Group plc, YARA International ASA, Stiesdal, NEXEL, FORCE Technology and CEKO Sensors.  She is also a member of the Board of Representatives at the Danish Technical University.

She is a UF Engineering Graduate (USA) with a Ph.D from Aalborg University (Denmark) and Executive MBA from IMD (Switzerland).

Andy Cox - Green Executives

Andy Cox

Andy Cox is a seasoned professional with almost three decades of experience in the energy sector. He currently serves as the Head of Energy Transition at Howden Group, Chief Impact Officer of the Forward Institute and as a Non-Executive Director of the Energy & Infrastructure team at Browne Jacobson LLP.

As a Senior Partner with KPMG he led the energy and natural resources sector. As a Deal Advisory partner Andy advised on many major transactions in energy, infrastructure and low carbon.

Throughout his career, Andy has developed a reputation for his ability to build and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders, including clients, partners, and investors. He has a deep understanding of the energy industry and the challenges it faces, and he uses this knowledge to develop effective solutions that meet the needs of his clients.

Monica Collings - Green Executives Advisory Committee

Monica Collings

Monica Collings is an award winning former energy retail Chief Executive, with an impressively diverse career trajectory. After leading Vattenfall’s UK energy retailer, Monica navigated the energy crisis at the helm of challenger, So Energy, where she played a pivotal role in the merger with ESB Energy - a strategic moved that solidified her sector impact. Before these energy-focused roles, Monica’s commercial experience spanned property, automotive and retail home improvement – all adjacent markets relevant to the energy transition.

Having stepped down from her executive career, Monica now works plurally across a portfolio of non-executive and advisory board roles, including as the Chair of energy technology SaaS business, Swarm.

Having served as the only female Chief Executive of a domestic supplier, Monica has been at the forefront of promoting greater gender representation in the workplace, evidenced through her advocacy of organisations such as POWERful Women and Women’s Utilities Network. She attended the United Nation’s 68thsession of the Commission on the Status of Women as a UK Delegate.

Iain Manson, Strategic Adviser

Iain Manson, Strategic Adviser

Iain Manson is a retired but highly experienced senior executive search professional who operated across the dynamic and changing energy space for over 20 years. Iain began his work in the energy sector with British Gas, latterly dealing with important regulatory and commercial issues as UK gas and power markets were deregulated and the players within the markets were privatised in the 1990's. After a period running his own outdoor clothing/equipment business, Iain stepped into the energy recruitment industry where he was able to deploy is sectoral knowledge, extensive networks as well as his passion for identifying and assessing top leadership. For 15 years Iain ran Korn Ferry's Energy Practice for Europe, Middle East and Africa, building a substantial industry-leading business that was focused on helping its clients meet their various leadership challenges. Iain worked with clients in the energy space at Board and Senior Executive level, becoming the trusted adviser of many energy businesses as they sought to transform and being widely recognised for his strong leadership judgement capabilities.