Head of Renewables, OCTOPUS
Matt Setchell is head of Octopus’ Renewable Energy Team – one of the UK’s largest investors and managers of renewable energy assets. After joining Octopus in 2008, Matt led the strategy that resulted in Octopus entering into partnership with Lightsource Renewable Energy. Octopus helped grow Lightsource from start-up to become one of the largest solar developers in the world, with over 1GW of new solar projects installed. The team has since expanded its portfolio internationally and into on-shore wind, landfill gas, biomass, anaerobic digestion and reserve power plants. Before joining Octopus, Matt was at Shore Capital and PwC before that. Matt has an MBA from Cambridge and an undergraduate degree in Economics and Accounting from Bristol University.