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Peter Earl

Chief Executive Officer

Peter Earl began his career at the Boston Consulting Group Inc. advising and re-structuring state-owned companies before a career in corporate finance specialising in cross-border mergers and acquisitions.  These included acting for US utilities which acquired two of Britain’s regional electricity companies, Midlands Electricity and Yorkshire Electricity, and power plant take-overs involving 5,000 MW of installed generating capacity. He also served as Deputy Chairman for the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe infrastructure finance group. In 1995 he founded Independent Power Corporation PLC which in turn has spun off London Stock Exchange quoted power investment companies. He is an Oxford University graduate in Classics and was a Kennedy Scholar in Economics at Harvard University.

 


Yuri Goligorsky

Director, Russia and Kazakhstan

By profession Yuri is a free-lance consultant and journalist. He has been part of the IPC team since its inception and has been advising on business development across Russia and Kazakhstan. From the beginning of his career, he has worked for the BBC world Service as Senior Producer of Current Affairs until 1990; Regional Editor for the FSU and South-West Asia until 1995; Editor in Chief and later Acting Head of BBC Central Asian Service until 2003; he acted as BBC Business Development Executive until 2007. Yuri owns his own London-based consultancy on cross-border broadcasting and training, PTP Partnership.

 


Elizabeth Shaw

Finance Director

Elizabeth Shaw joined IPC as a director in 2000 responsible for Business Development and Finance. She has experience in power sector since 1994. She held positions as former Finance Director of Rurelec PLC and former Director of Fieldstone Private Capital Group where she advised on a number of M&A transactions in the power sector in developed and emerging markets. She is an Exeter University graduate.

 


Susan Laker

General Counsel

Susan Laker is an experienced power sector lawyer and a sinologist. She is a solicitor by profession and a member of the Law Society of England and Wales. As General Counsel for IPC and its related companies since1997, she has been responsible for the legal and regulatory aspects of our business in a number of jurisdictions. Her in-house legal work includes negotiation and preparation of agreements, drafting of specific energy related agreements such as fuel supply, power purchase agreement, EPC contracts and O&M agreements. Susan has advised the Department for International Trade on the UK's trade relations with China.