Meet Our Team

Passionate and experienced.

Our Team are passionate and have extensive experience in overseeing the entire project development process from engineering design to construction and delivery of our energy producing projects connecting renewable, sustainable generation to the U.K.’s National Grid.

William Davies

Managing Director

William started his career as a financial manager in the banking sector with HSBC moving on to helping raise funds for UK listed companies primarily focusing on the UK residential and commercial property sector before moving his focus to the development of assets within the renewable and sustainable energy sector. William is an experienced investment manager who has for and over the course of the last five years been involved in successfully raising first round funding for and on behalf of third-party entities in respect of energy projects in the United Kingdom and overseas whilst overseeing the development and funding of Terra Firma Energy’s portfolio of projects.

 

Richard Meakin

Director & Financial Controller

With over 30 years of expertise in financial control and compliance across diverse companies and international settings, Richard possesses a wealth of experience. His career in the finance sector has seen him provide leadership and direction to crucial areas such as controller management, treasury operations, shareholder relations, accounting practises, tax compliance, and internal auditing. Throughout his journey, Richard has consistently steered the organisations he has collaborated with towards their growth objectives, ensuring alignment with client and investor anticipations. His extensive knowledge and dedication have been instrumental in fostering success in these vital financial functions.

Mark Thomas

Project Planner

With a global reach & no-nonsense approach to project planning and delivery which comes from 30 years of construction experience. Mark is an expert in the construction process and how to demonstrate that within a programme of works. His keen eye for detail took him to the construction claims business in Dubai during 2008 and has further led Mark to specialise in change management and programme recovery on a mega scale.

Richard McCarron

Technical Manager

Richard is a Chartered Electrical Engineer with over 20 years’ experience of successfully delivering energy infrastructure projects. Focused primarily on the UK market he has managed the build to a value of over £200 million worth of works across a wide range of industries including Utility Scale Renewables, Nuclear, Petro-Chemical, Offshore, Transmission and Distribution Networks.

With a vast experience in delivering projects to tight timeframes and specific outage constraints, Richard excels in managing project risk to ensure delivery on time and within budget.

Zach Dodds-Brown

Project Development

Before joining Terra Firma, Zach served in the British Army for 12 years, with operational deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. As a commander of multinational teams in challenging, hostile environments, he developed expertise in managing complex situations with diverse teams, including those with linguistic and disciplinary differences. At Terra Firma, Zach has been able to apply his skillset and energy to projects, bringing valuable experience to the team. His ability to manage complex situations and diverse teams is a great asset to the company.

Tom Hornsby

Project Manager

Tom is a highly skilled electrical engineer with over 13 years of experience in the UK power and distribution industry. Initially specialising in the refurbishment, testing and commissioning of transformers, he has since honed his skills to focus on delivering flexible generation projects that are completed on time and within budget. With a degree in electrical engineering, Tom’s technical expertise and deep understanding of the industry have been invaluable to the successful delivery of various projects. His ability to adapt and grow his skill set is a testament to his dedication and passion for his work.

 

Simon Fagan

Legal Advisor

Simon is a qualified solicitor-advocate who has regularly appeared before the High Court and the County Courts in relation to complex corporate and regulatory matters.

Having qualified in 2001, Simon developed a niche client base, specialising in the representation of companies and directors engaged in litigation and the development of their businesses. He is a founding partner & the head of the litigation department at Aticus Law, supervises a team of experienced litigators and worked for the same Manchester practice for 15 years before leaving to develop his relationships with existing clients.

 

Dan Keanan

Dan Keanan

Business Development Manager

Dan has over 30 years of experience in providing and delivering business development solutions to several business sectors.

As an experienced deal originating professional working closely with executive management teams, he has been instrumental in the delivery from inception to launch of numerous successful projects ranging from online consumer led FinTech solutions to internationally used App based delivery systems. With a methodical hands-on approach to problem solving and an eye for pursuing strategic opportunities Dan thrives on cultivating partnerships and commercial relationships.

Stephen Leary

Stephen Leary

Business Development

Stephen is a highly experienced finance professional with a 15-year track record of structuring and implementing successful fundraising rounds in the property, energy, and equity finance sectors.

Since launch, Stephen has been an integral part of the Terra Firma Energy team. With an extensive client network and professional approach, Stephen has supported the business development team in securing seed funding for our portfolio of energy development projects to date.