Cathy has more than 20 years of professional experience in the infrastructure and renewable energy sectors, both as a principal and an adviser, having trained as a project finance lawyer at Allen & Overy before transitioning to a commercial role at an infrastructure fund and then consulting for various clients including the World Bank before co-founding Africa GreenCo.
In her role as Chief Commercial Officer, Cathy is closely involved in all aspects of GreenCo’s operations. GreenCo’s primary goal is to address offtaker creditworthiness concerns and increase generation and growth of Africa’s renewable energy markets. As a creditworthy intermediary offtaker and energy trader, GreenCo is able to diversify and mitigate risk by taking a regional portfolio approach, thereby attracting investment in renewable energy generation at lower cost and with less reliance on government support. GreenCo is headquartered in Zambia and is the first non-asset-owning member of the Southern African Power Pool. It also has operating companies in South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Its activities align with the ongoing regulatory changes in the African energy sector to promote green growth and target greater regional integration.