Matthew Hughes

Finance Director

Matt is a commercially focussed Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in leading businesses. These include PLC’s across Energy and Water Industries, including Retail, Power Generation, Trading, Development, Construction and Operational Asset Management.

Joining Eco2 in 2015, Matt has overall responsibility for the financial and corporate functions of the company, including reporting to external parties. Matt also contributes to the development of company strategy and manages company policy regarding capital requirements, debt, taxation, equity and business transactions.

While previously working as Finance Director to Kinetica Energy, Matt led all financial aspects of construction, financial management and divestment of a large portfolio of onshore wind and solar assets. Matt has also worked as Finance Director to a licensed regulated water utility business.

Initially joining the UK utility Company Npower in 2003 as an Economics graduate and ultimately RWE Generation as Financial Controller, Matt held roles that included financial responsibility for a £7bln energy procurement book and 10TW thermal generation portfolio.

Amongst his achievements Matt has led several projects in response to market reforms and regulations and also has significant experience in leading Financial Transformation, including cost efficiency and the evolution of traditional finance functions into highly commercial business units.