Meet the team


Paul heads up Mainstream Renewable Capital and Mainstream’s corporate finance team responsible for managing Company strategy and the funding of Mainstream’s global activities principally through raising equity and debt amounts at the holding company level working with large international institutions such as Macquarie, Marubeni and Barclays and smaller retail or High Net Worth investors in Ireland and the UK. Paul joined Mainstream in 2008, working previously in IBI Corporate Finance and KPMG, qualifying as an Associate of both the Irish Taxation Institute and the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Paul holds a Master’s degrees in Finance and Economics from the London School of Economics.


Chris joined Mainstream Renewable Capital in February 2018 and is responsible for initiating and maintaining strategic relationships with institutional debt and equity providers.  He is based in New York City and has over 30 years of experience in energy development and management, mergers & acquisitions, and capital raising, the last 15 of which were entirely focused on the International IPP sector.  Previously, Chris was Chief Financial Officer and Board Member of Beowulf Energy LLC, a partner in the financial advisory practice of Evercore Partners Inc., and an investment banker at both Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated and Lehman Brothers Inc.  Chris received a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.


Ray heads up operations in Asia Pacific for Mainstream Renewable Capital – the finance and investment arm of Mainstream Renewable Power.  He is responsible for managing strategic relationships with institutional debt and equity providers to fund Mainstream’s global development portfolio of over 6.5GW of wind and solar projects.  Based in Singapore, Ray has spent over 17 years in the asset management and banking sectors.  He has originated and structured multiple investments in the renewable energy industry and has developed a strong client network internationally encompassing some of the world’s largest institutions, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Corporates and Family offices. Previously, Ray’s experience includes roles in Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and international private bank – Julius Baer, specialising in UHNW relationship management, financial structuring and investment product design. Ray holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University Belfast.  He lives in Singapore with his wife and three sons.


Aoife joined Mainstream in 2013 as part of the Group’s Finance team. In this role she was responsible for preparing the Group’s Annual Report, preparing management reporting deliverables and heavily involved in the budget process. In 2015, Aoife transitioned over to Mainstream’s Corporate Finance team. Today she is a key contact for the Company’s corporate debt and equity relationships. She also provides corporate support to local project finance teams. Previously, Aoife spent four years working with PwC where she obtained her ACA qualification. Aoife holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University College Dublin (“UCD”) and a MBA from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.


Adrian joined Mainstream in June 2016 as part of the Corporate Finance Team to manage Mainstream’s relationship with the Impact Investors in Lekela, Mainstream’s pan-African joint venture with Actis. In addition, Adrian manages Mainstream’s relationship with Lekela. This includes managing all aspects of funding requirements, reporting and corporate governance. Adrian has over 20 years’ experience in various finance positions, including working for over six years with KPMG in their Corporate Finance and Financial Services Tax departments advising on Public Private Partnership and corporate restructurings. In addition, Adrian was part of the finance team in Trinergy that refinanced and sold a €1.8bn portfolio of wind energy assets in Italy and Germany. Adrian holds a Degree in Actuarial and Financial Studies from UCD and an MSc in Industrial and Financial Mathematics from DCU. He is a qualified accountant and an Associate of the Irish Taxation Institute.


Barry joined Mainstream in August 2014 as part of the Corporate Finance Team with responsibility for corporate cashflow forecasting and valuation modelling.  Barry is a key contact for the company’s  debt and equity relationships, he also works closely with the Finance department to develop Mainstream’s corporate business plan and budget.  Previously, Barry spent eight years operating his own transport and property business, B&R Carson.  Prior to that Barry spent two years with a financial services company, Allied Irish Bank/Bank of New York Trust company. Barry holds a Degree in Scientific Management (Finance) from Trinity College Dublin, a Postgraduate Certificate in Corporate Treasury from Dublin City University and a Masters in Sustainable Energy Finance from Dublin City University.