Gearóid joined the Direct Investments team in 2016. Gearóid works on origination, execution and management of investments in Clean Energy Infrastructure including NTR, Oxford Photovoltaics and Upside Energy. Gearóid has seven years’ experience working in energy strategy & investment. Gearóid previously worked at Velocita, an onshore wind investment company backed by private-equity group Riverstone. At Velocita Gearóid was responsible for arranging project finance loans for construction stage wind farms, negotiating power purchase agreements, and analysing & structuring acquisition & development opportunities for the business. In aggregate Gearóid was involved in over €350m of transactions while at Velocita. Prior to that, Gearóid spent four years at utility company EDF Energy in the Corporate Strategy and M&A & Investments departments, and worked on wind and nuclear transactions.