28th September 2020
Bioenergy Infrastructure Group Appoints Elliot Renton as Chief Financial Officer
Elliot Renton, a finance director with over 30 years’ experience at major brands including Luton Airport and Diageo, has been appointed the new CFO for Bioenergy Infrastructure Group (“BIG”), the independent power producer specialising in energy-from-waste and biomass plants.
Elliot has succeeded Ben Wright, who was BIG’s CFO since January 2018.
He previously was the CFO of Vista Global, a Dubai-based business aviation group, where he restructured the company’s global finance function while overseeing two acquisitions in the US and a major refinancing.
Prior to that role, he was the CFO for London Luton for 11 years, overseeing a major expansion programme at the UK’s fifth largest airport.
Earlier in his career Elliot also held senior positions with MFI, the then furniture retailer, and Diageo, the multinational drinks producer. He started his career at KPMG.
Elliot Renton, CFO of BIG said:
“I’m delighted to join BIG at this important moment in its growth and development. The bioenergy industry is clearly poised for strong long-term growth and BIG will be a significant driver of that expansion, building on the progress it has made to date in consolidating and evolving the biomass and energy-from-waste sectors. BIG is already a major player in this growing market and I’m very much looking forward to supporting the next phase in the company’s development.”
Commenting on the appointment, BIG CEO Hamish McPherson said:
“Bringing someone of Elliot’s calibre and experience on board is a testament to how far this business has come in a relatively short period of time and also says much about the growth prospects of the company over the long term. Elliot will help us to continue to deliver long term value for our shareholders while ensuring that our portfolio contributes an ever increasing share of critical baseload power to the UK.”
During his tenure, Ben Wright helped to drive BIG’s transition from an investment platform – launched in 2017 to acquire and develop one of the UK’s largest portfolios of biomass and waste-to-energy facilities – into the major industrial operating company that it is today, with assets throughout the UK.
Hamish added: “Ben has made a substantial contribution to BIG’s development into an operating business and has been an immensely popular and influential member of our team. We wish him every success in the next phase of his career.”