HYCAP Group appoints new senior team members

Hydrogen Sector 22.11.23
Written by: HYCAP

Here at net zero investment fund HYCAP Group we are delighted to announce the appointment of four new senior managers to our team, to drive forward our work investing in the clean hydrogen and net zero energy transition market.

HYCAP Group CEO James Munce joined just over 12 months ago and is now putting the finishing touches to his senior leadership team. Additions to the team include a new Chief Investment Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Technology Officer and Head of People.

Each member of the team has a wealth of experience in their respective fields.

Scott Lanphere, who has been appointed Chief Investment Officer, and has worked in private equity for over 30 years in Europe, the US, and the Middle-East. Scott has worked with Advent International, Deutsche Bank, Saudi Arabian Investment Company and Eaton Gate Capital Partners covering key industries including energy, chemicals/other industrial, retail, healthcare and media. He has raised well in excess of €12 billion in capital for projects and acquisitions across the partnerships and in support of M&A clients.

From left to right: HYCAP Group CEO James Munce, Chief Investment Officer Scott Lanphere, Chief Technology Officer Ben Madden, Chief Operating Officer Luke Spencer-Wilson, Head of People Damian Ordish.

New Chief Operating Officer Luke Spencer-Wilson has worked in asset management and banking for 25 years, with senior executive experience in operations and business development. Luke has acted as advisor and consultant as well as facilitating capital raising, relationship management and providing guidance on business strategy. His previous experience includes roles at Merrill Lynch, ISAM, HSBC, and SuMi Trust.

Ben Madden has joined HYCAP Group as Chief Technology Officer. Before joining HYCAP, Ben was co-founder of Element Energy where he focused on delivering many of the early hydrogen projects across Europe, including building multinational coalitions, acquisition of public and private funding, development of viable business models and the initial engineering and procurement activities required to deploy the projects.

Damian Ordish, HYCAP Group’s new Head of People, is a seasoned HR leader who has led and scaled businesses across financial services, technology and FinTech around the world. He has 25 years’ experience, having held a number of senior positions with Goldman Sachs, Och-Ziff Capital Management, BitMEX, and Vialto Partners.

CEO James Munce said: “We are delighted to be strengthening our senior team with these really significant appointments. Scott, Luke, Ben and Damian are specialists in their fields with proven track records and will use their skill and knowledge to drive us forward.

“HYCAP has a vital role investing across the energy supply chain and empowering innovative businesses who are developing the technological infrastructure of a net zero future. These appointments will help with our ambitions as a leading institutional energy transition platform”

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