"What we are seeing now as regards current and future legislation and policy-making is a very clear sign of where the agenda is being driven"
John managed commercial property funds from 1999 to 2009, at Ashtenne Holdings and subsequently at Spitfire Estates. In this period John managed investment from AXA REIM, BlackRock and Lasalle IM.
“The sustainability agenda has been the elephant in the room for many commercial property owners. What we are seeing now as regards current and future legislation and policy-making is a very clear sign of where the agenda is being driven.
Planning requirements, 2018 minimum EPC requirements, 2019 zero-carbon development and the CRC regime to name but three….it is incumbent on property owners to introduce measures to improve building performance both in terms of reducing energy usage but also in finding ways to generate renewable energy on-site, it is going to be much more cost effective in the long run for those that take decisions now than it will be for those have changed forced up on them in later years.”
John set up Syzygy in 2009 aiming to help bridge the two worlds of renewable energy and commercial real estate. Providing practical advice and to deliver well thought out and relevant renewable energy solutuions to property owners and occupiers.
Away from work John sails when he can, plays cricket, and occasionally golf. In the winter, he can be found at most London Scottish home games, as a retired 1st XV player he is happy to bore the young athletes with advice on what it was like in his day!
John is married to Anna and they have two children, Tommy and Kitty.
"Not being a contractor nor being wedded to any technologies really does allow us to deliver the optimum renewable generation solution for our clients"
Neil worked for 14 years at various financial institutions in London trading Emerging and European equities. His interests however lay elsewhere within renewable energy so in 2008/9 he completed a Masters at London business school and went on to set up and run a renewable energy contracting business, which he sold in 2011 prior to joining Syzygy. Neil brings practical experience in several of the major technologies as well as financial know how.
Away from work Neil loves to golf, ski and occasionally play tennis.
Neil is married to Bryony and they have three children, Cammy, Alex & Lochlan. He hopes all his boys play rugby for Scotland but if they fail to make the cut, the good news is they are eligible to play for England.
Deb has over 15 years’ experience in all areas of Office Management and ensures the smooth day to day running of the Syzygy office. Her responsibilities also include HR, Payroll and Financial Management and with her professional experience combined with her enthusiastic and efficient approach is ideally suited to the company.She brings a vitality, professionalism and warmth, and a mind-set of service and advocacy to her work with clients and colleagues alike.
Deb plays netball regularly and does the odd bootcamp here and there, although she also enjoys a glass or two of red wine (with lemonade!)
Sab joined Syzygy’s Project Delivery team in 2014. He works closely with Craig in delivering Renewable Energy projects and operating clients’ portfolios of solar assets, ensuring their investment returns are on target. Sab holds a Masters Degree in Sustainable Energy Technologies from the University of Southampton and has previously worked with a long standing Renewable Energy company. He has designed and delivered several domestic and commercial Renewables Energy projects in the UK.
Outside work, Sab is actively involved in socially relevant projects that deliver high quality service free of cost to the underprivileged.
Diogo graduated in Portugal as an Environmental Engineer in 2010. Since then he has studied and worked abroad in Spain, Saudi Arabia and France, giving him experience with working and dealing with different nationalities. During this time he has developed different undertakings, ranging from Engineering in Environment to R&D in Solar Technologies and even Logistics. He is looking forward to the challenge of developing his career and establishing himself at Syzygy and in the Renewable energy sector.
Outside of work Diogo loves outdoor and sporting activities. He enjoys tennis and football, having played in some national and international competitions.
Michael is an electrical engineer with six years of experience working for consultancies in Australia including the consulting arm of Australia’s largest renewable energy generator, working on projects across Australia and the Pacific. His experience is in electrical design for utility and private clients as well as both solar and wind across multiple stages of project development.
Being new to the UK, Michael is looking forward to exploring more of Europe, especially London. He enjoys photography and is a keen cook.
Steve is a qualified electrician and has worked in the renewable energy sector for many years, specialising in Solar PV for the past seven years. He has held various roles, from Technical Surveyor and Site Manager to O&M Technical Engineer and Lead Electrician.
Steve loves the outdoors, especially snowboarding, surfing and fishing. He has also studied Karate for the past 15 years and has achieved his black belt grade.