Our Team

Protium works with a range of industry experts to provide innovative and robust solutions to our clients. Our model is to draw on expertise from across the hydrogen and wider renewable energy sector, to ensure our solutions are the best fit for our clients.



Chris Jackson


Chris is the founder and CEO of Protium, and the Chairman of the UK Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Association. Chris originally began working on hydrogen through the World Bank, where his research helped secure the Bank’s first internal funding for Hydrogen & Fuel Cell research in over a decade. Subsequently Chris became an advisor to colleagues within the World Bank and IFC on hydrogen and fuel cell projects.

Chris previously worked for JLT Group, where he worked inside the International Network and JLT’s Energy & Marine division. He has worked for one of the UK’s leading renewable energy project developers, as well as for Venture Capital firms in London and Israel. He holds a Masters in Energy, Finance and Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and a first class BA honours from the University of York.

Chief Investment Officer

Marco Dell’Aquila


Marco is an investor, adviser, developer, author and professor with 27 years’ experience in the energy sector.

He founded and chairs Power Capital, a financial advisory firm which has won mandates of c. €13 billion since 1997. Marco is also Adjunct Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment at the Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies and the co-founder of Inspiratia, a UK based Energy and Infrastructure data & analysis provider.

He co-founded Infrastructure Journal (now IJ Global) in 1997, which became the pre-eminent global online data & analysis provider to the infrastructure and energy sectors; Marco acted as its Editor-in-Chief until 2007. In the 1990s, he was an Executive Director of General Electric Capital’s projects group based in London, developing and investing in energy projects in the EMEA region.


Michael Jackson


Michael Jackson MA FCA is the founder of Elderstreet Investments Limited, one of the UKs oldest venture capital firms and remains its executive chairman. For the past 24 years, he has specialised in raising finance and investing in the smaller companies quoted and unquoted sector. Mostly in the UK tech and industrial sectors.

From 1987 until 2006, Michael was chairman of FTSE 100 company The Sage Group plc, and today he is a director of Elderstreet portfolio companies Fords Packaging Systems Limited, Macranet Limited and Access Intelligence plc.

Chief operations Officer

Jack Eastwood


Jack has 4 years’ experience working for KPMG in its Deal Advisory team in the Middle East. During this time he worked on the due diligence for the PIF’s acquisition of a stake in ACWA Power and on KPMG Saudi’s largest project managing a PPP for the Saudi Ministry of Labour.  Experience at managing teams in unstructured environments, Jack lead operations at several start-ups following his return to the UK and helped them grow.

At Protium, Jack has worked across all aspects of the business and leads in the development of the company’s project financing models. He has a Masters degree in Middle Eastern Economics and Arabic from the University of London and a Bachelors in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of York. Jack is a keen sailor, rugby player and enjoys travelling and photography. 

Chief Project Development officer

Peter Ramm


Peter is a highly experienced Entrepreneur and Engineer within the energy field. He is a Founding Shareholder and Executive Board Member of Advanced Power AG (www.advancedpower.ch) a business that develops, structures and finances low carbon electricity in Europe and North America. Since its formation nearly 4,000MW of projects developed by Advanced Power have been constructed and Advanced Power continues to manage 3,000MW having raised in excess of $4bn of construction capital. During 35 years in the power industry Peter has been involved in all aspects of the power industry including the manufacturing, development construction and operation of power plants. Peter has a deep knowledge of the European Energy system and supports conferences within this field as an Advisory Board member of the Enlit conference team and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Advisory Board


Patrick Molloy


Patrick Molloy is a Senior Associate, Industry And Heavy Transport at Rocky Mountain Institute and a recognized analyst and commentator on Hydrogen applications for Heavy Industries. He has been broadly published in the clean energy media and currently co-hosts the Everything about Hydrogen podcast. Prior to working in energy Patrick worked in Irish and European politics. He is a graduate of University College Dublin and The Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies.


Dr Enass Abo-Hamed


Enass is the co-founder and CEO at H2GO power ltd; an award-winning spin-out company from the University of Cambridge developing energy storage technologies. She completed her PhD at Cambridge University, where she also was a postdoctoral fellow and elected Cambridge University Energy Champion. Currently she is also a Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Fellow and a technology expert consultant to European Commission (REA) .

She has 10 years of research and business experience in hydrogen production & storage, catalysis, renewable energy and energy storage. Enass won the visionary of the year award by MIT Tech Review Innovators Under 35 Europe, the best energy start-up award at the Global Hello Tomorrow Summit and others. In 2015, she was selected by the Cartier women’s initiative awards as one in 18 best women entrepreneurs globally.


Dr Jenifer Baxter


Dr Jenifer Baxter joined The Institution of Mechanical Engineers as Head of Energy and the Environment in May 2015 and moved into her current position at the beginning of 2020. Jenifer is Chief Engineer at the Institution, responsible for quality assurance and engineering knowledge management, providing thought leadership, working with members, public affairs activities and is an expert engineer to the media and government covering all mechanical engineering subjects and specialises in energy, transport and the environment.  Jenifer is also Head of the Communication and Marketing Services at the Institution bringing a joined-up approach to engineering and member experience.

Jenifer has a PhD from Cardiff University examining hydrogen from waste technologies, an MSc in Sustainability, Planning and Environmental Policy and a BEng in Environmental Engineering also from Cardiff University. Jenifer is a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, IOM3 and is a Chartered Engineer and Scientist.


Mark Henderson


Mark is a highly experienced infrastructure finance investment banker, with particular experience in the renewable energy, sustainability and power sectors. He is currently the Chief Investment Officer of GridServe, the first UK developer of subsidy free Solar PV and battery storage projects.

Internationally experienced, in both emerging markets and western Europe, where he has advised on, structured and financed over £1 billion and 3,000MW of infrastructure energy projects. Mark established and ran the mezzanine lending team for power and renewables at Investec and the cleantech & renewables sector for private equity firm LDC. Currently chair of the board of trustees and the investment committee for Pure Leapfrog, a community energy charity that provides funding and professional support for low carbon, high social impact projects. 

Mark is a well-known member of the London clean energy community and regular conference speaker, Mark has also been invited to write and contribute articles to a number of specialist financial publications.

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