Prior to setting up Syzygy in 2010, John worked in commercial property fund management for 15 years with Ashtenne Holdings PLC and subsequently at Spitfire Estates. In this period he set up, invested and managed investment from AXA REIM, Aviva, HBoS, Lasalle and BlackRock.
John set up Syzygy because he felt there was a huge opportunity within the commercial real estate sector for a specialist consultancy that could successfully bridge the two different worlds of renewable energy and commercial real estate, providing pragmatic and practical advice, delivering well thought out and relevant renewable energy solutions to property owners and occupiers.
Away from work John sails as much as having a young family allows him to, plays cricket and occasionally finds the time for a round of golf, normally at Trevose in Cornwall. In the winter he can be found at most London-Scottish home games boring young professional rugby players about what it was like in his day. Strangely, John is also a very keen cold water swimmer, and can be found every morning before work at the Tooting Bec Lido. He is married to Anna and they have two children, Tommy and Kitty.
John Says: “Apart from our wonderful clients, I love the fact that we work with people for whom renewable energy is a passion as well as a career. This is not 'just a job' for them. For me, that we also can now generate clean energy [on site] from wind and solar at a lower cost at the point of consumption than any fossil fuel shows how far this amazing industry has come in the past seven years"