Peter is a key shareholder in the business, bringing to it a wealth of practical commercial and management experience. Previously he spent 10 years with Siemens as Global CEO of the Electronic Security Division, having joined them following their acquisition of Photo-Scan plc. Peter built Photo-Scan over a 10 year period into the UK’s largest Electronic Security Rental Integrator before listing on AIM in 2004. Peter’s early career was spent in the UK Construction and Property sector, having been Commercial Director of the Wilson Group and Mansell’s for several years.
Chief Operating Officer
Simon has served as Chief Operating Officer to Future Energy Solutions and its global operations since 2012. After many years of successful business ventures, Simon acquired London’s leading exhibition centre, Earls Court & Olympia (EC&O) with Anthony Lyons for £225 million in 2004. EC&O featured over 1 million square feet of real estate, visitor numbers of over 4 million per annum and 375 staff. At EC&O Simon served as Chief Operating Officer, before selling the business to Liberty International plc in 2007 for £380 million. In 2007 Simon co-founded with Lyons, Matterhorn Capital, which has been actively involved with real estate in the UK, France and the USA.
Anthony Lyons co-founded the Gold Initiative and joined Daniel Gold as a partner in FES in 2012, becoming Daniel Gold’s strategic partner in bringing the FES business model forward. He co-founded Matterhorn Capital, a real estate investment vehicle in 2004, following the success of St. James Capital, an investment company founded in 1999. Matterhorn and its predecessor James Capital, has invested approximately £1.5 billion pounds since 1999 in a variety of real estate, hospitality and other types of long term cash flow leases.
Chief Executive Officer (USA)
Daniel Gold has been the Chief Executive Officer of FES USA since its inception in 2009.
Daniel founded Rushteam, an industrial cleaning and janitorial products supplier in 1989. Under Gold’s leadership, Rushteam successfully expanded and now has offices in seven European countries employing over 300 people. In 2003 Gold successfully acquired ISA International, a global toner cartridge and stationery company. ISA quickly became one of the top privately held companies in Great Britain. Gold then moved to Florida and set up Future Energy Solutions. Over the next four years Gold took FES from a start up to a company undertaking lighting projects in America and Europe.
In 2013, Marcus was instrumental in launching FES when he was appointed Commercial Director for the UK Business, following a period in America with FES USA during 2012. Marcus joined Matterhorn Capital in 2009, working on Management, Acquisitions and Sales within the portfolio, gaining a broad experience of the UK & European Real Estate Markets before joining FES. His experience in the property business has been of direct relevance to the growth of FES, playing a vital role in the development of their unique proposition. Marcus has a broad commercial remit with a focus on strategic development, financial modelling, proposition submission and pre and post contract negotiation.
James joined the FES team in March 2013 to assist and build the strategy for the UK and European Business. This followed a 13-year engagement as the Managing Director of the SNT Group of companies where he remains a non-executive director and shareholder of SNT Holdings. Holding a BSc (hons) in Economics and Management, from 1997 until 2013 James lead the acquisition and development of a number of successful entrepreneurial businesses within the SNT Group, spanning many different technology sectors. James is a naturally strong relationship developer and enjoys the structuring of complex multi-party transactions in the technology sector. He led the development of FES’s Australian business from 2014 to date and continues to play an active role in the strategic direction of the business moving forwards. James is a keen tennis player and skier and leads the team lunch programme, engaging all of the team at FES on a monthly basis.
Aaron Callen came to FES as Legal Director in 2016. He has over fifteen years of in-house legal experience, covering banking, financial and commodity markets and general commercial operations. His work has ranged from private company M&A, through investment management (PE and funds), to OTC and exchange-traded derivatives. He has executed transactions and provided advice both domestically and internationally (EMEA, the Americas, South and South East Asia and Australasia), having acted as both sole counsel and member of large in-house teams.
Global Head of Procurement
Andrew Duffus is a Product and Procurement Professional with over 25 years’ strategic procurement experience, much of which has been in high-tech integrator and manufacturing industries including Access Control, CCTV and high-end medical devices. He joined FES as Global Head of Procurement in 2013 and has covered all aspects of the department since. Andrew is a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply and he has broad experience in developing long term value based relationships with suppliers in UK, Europe, USA and in the Far East. His additional experience includes Business Processes review and improvements implementation with a focus on Purchasing and Inventory management.
Nick joined FES as Financial Controller in 2015. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with BDO Stoy Hayward in 1998. Since then he has worked for a variety of International Companies with listings on Stock exchanges throughout notably Paris, Milan and London. Prior business including multi company grounds which straddled international borders. More recently has concentrated on the Energy sector particularly in Renewables and Energy Efficiency, companies which had turnover in excess of £100mil and assets in excess of £225m. His role as Financial Controller covers all areas of finance including preparation of Management and Statutory Accounts, budgeting, cashflow planning as well as liaison with auditors, tax advisors and banks in international jurisdictions.
Kevin has been with FES as Projects Director since 2013. With over 25 years of operational experience both in UK and overseas, holding senior roles within various blue chip companies such as Honeywell, Siemens and Tyco International. Kevin has managed large scale roll outs such as Network Rail infrastructure projects, Police authority upgrades, critical national infrastructure upgrades, as well as managing large single site projects in the Oil and Gas, logistics, hospitality, airports, and sea port sectors; and more recently completing large multi-site programmes for NCP and Spire.
Simon Joined FES is 2015 after completing his master’s degree in Physics from the University of Manchester. Since then he has mainly been involved in the data analysis and modelling of the FES business case and is looking forward to broadening his remit as FES grows and develops.
Monalisa is a Part-Qualified Management Accountant with over 12 years of accounting and finance experience. She joined Matterhorn in 2010 and was involved in monthly reporting and project management for UK, Europe, USA real estates and investments. Her focus shifted to FES in 2012 with the implementation of processes, analysis and management accounts, and she is now the first point of contact for internal and external clients.
PA to Simon Conway
Melissa has worked for Simon Conway as his personal assistant for over 4 years and deals with anything from diary management and travel arrangements, to personal errands and much more. She came from working as personal assistant to her ex tennis sponsor. Melissa played pro tennis for 8 years prior to that after leaving school at 16, reaching number 8 in the UK and 500 in the WTA world rankings.