InfraStrata plc has assembled a highly skilled team with the necessary international experience to execute its long-term strategic goal of developing, commercialising and operating advanced high-value energy infrastructure projects across the globe.
A focussed and motivated team of professionals with the technical, commercial communications and financial skills to build InfraStrata into a world leader in the Infrastructure sector
Most recently, Clive was Group CEO of V. Group, one of the world’s largest providers of commercial ship management services with over 1,000 vessels under management. Clive held P&L responsibility, reporting to the main board, and achieved significant organic growth for shareholders throughout his tenure, also making several acquisitions. Clive also introduced a core operating framework and enhanced controls and governance which led to a significant reduction in overheads, as well as leading the recapitalisation of the business as required.
Between 2007 and 2009, Clive was Chief Operating Officer, EMEA, and Chairman, QinetiQ Ventures for QinetiQ plc, formerly known as the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency which was subsequently privatised in February 2006. This signalled the start of rapid growth and the business now reports annual revenues of £1.4 billion. Clive held P&L responsibility for all operations outside of North America and during his tenure, undertook three acquisitions in Australia and two acquisitions in the information security sector. Clive was also Chairman of QinetiQ Ventures’ partnership with Coller Capital in the £80m Cody Gate Ventures fund.
Between 1989 and 2007 Clive was an executive at BAE Systems Plc. He held several senior roles during his time there, including Chief Executive of Insyte, Managing Director at Royal Ordnance plc and Commercial Director at BAe Airbus. During his career Clive also held senior positions at Marconi Electronic Devices Ltd and Westland Helicopters Limited.
Between 2004 and 2009 Clive was a member of the National Defence Industries Council, (the Government and Industry defence consultation authority) and he was President of Tech UK, (the UK trade association for the IT, telecoms and electronics sector), between 2009 and 2011.
John has enjoyed a distinguished career within the Oil and Gas sector, holding senior posts with BAE Systems, and was more recently the Global Head of Oil and Gas with Aurecon, a global engineering and advisory firm.
He has successfully undertaken projects in Australia, the USA, Africa, Europe and the UK, building up extensive experience delivering pre-FEED and FEED (Front End Engineering Design), FID (Final Investment Decision) and EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contracts involving storage and infrastructure developments.
Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer at InfraStrata plc, John worked as a consultant for the company, and was closely involved in negotiating and agreeing FEED contracts for the Islandmagee gas storage facility with Costain, DEEP KBB and WSP, as well as the appointment of Evan Passaris (Atkins) as a specialist in salt cavern gas storage. During that time, John managed all FEED related activities on behalf of the company.
John is ideally suited to overseeing the operational areas of InfraStrata’s Islandmagee gas storage project, given his wealth of technical experience across a wide range of similar developments. He is a well-known and highly respected industry professional and has extensive experience of working with InfraStrata’s FEED partners.
Chief Finance Officer
Arun has spent the past 20 years within the commodities and infrastructure sector. While at Star Energy Group plc (now known as Petronas Energy Trading Ltd.), he was responsible for commercialising its 10BCF Humbly Grove Underground Gas Storage Project, including the negotiation and commercial delivery of the Gas Storage Agreement with Vitol SA as the capacity offtake client.
He also negotiated and executed agreements with the National Grid in relation to physical gas flows between the Humbly Grove gas storage facility and the National Transmission System. On the trading side, Arun set up trading desks for natural gas, power and carbon emissions for the group.
Following on from there, Arun was hired by Vitol Services Ltd. in London where he was actively trading carbon emissions and other commodities. He specialises in commercial negotiations and monetising assets underpinned by commodity flows as well as trading of commodities around such assets.
Arun is a qualified Chartered Accountant having completed his training with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Citibank N.A. in India. He has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for the last 17 years post qualification, and also holds the designation of Certified Internal Auditor awarded to him by the Institute of Internal Auditors, Florida, USA.
Malcolm has worked for many years as a consultant to companies in technology, natural resources and general commerce. Following an early career with PWC in London, he held CFO, COO, and CEO roles in established corporations including the construction firm now called Arcadis.
Since 2004 Malcolm has served in non-executive director or chairman positions, today including Baronsmead Second Venture Trust PLC and Tomco Energy PLC. Malcolm is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He holds university degrees from St Andrews (MA) and Warwick (MBA).