Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Ian Price, Chief Executive Officer

Ian Price is a science graduate from the University of Manchester and holds an MBA from the University of Bath. He comes from a background in waste and renewables and the development of low carbon energy assets using refuse derived fuels where he has a successful track record of managing and executing transactions. He has had a career spanning over 20 years, mainly in the waste and renewables sectors. His career has included being Director of Commercial Services for Covanta Energy and a Director of KSP Renewables Limited a company which specialises in the development of merchant energy from waste (EfW) plants in the UK focusing on using refuse derived fuel (RDF) from commercial and industrial waste sources. He also held management and operations roles at Biffa, FCC Environment, Veolia and Sita (Suez). He currently serves as a Non-Executive Director of West Wind Ventures Limited which is also involved in waste and renewables in an advisory capacity. He is a member of the Chartered Management Institute.

Gerry Madden, Finance Director

Gerry Madden joined EQTEC plc in  May 2007 as Finance Director, and was Chief Executive from 2011 to 2017. He previously founded and operated a corporate finance practice between 1998 and 2007, advising UK and Irish companies on corporate finance activities and business strategy. During this period he also acted as a Non-Executive director for companies in the technology, healthcare, retail and renewable energy sectors. He originally worked for 16 years with international accountants KPMG and was auditor and adviser to listed companies, multinationals and private companies operating in Ireland and internationally. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, a graduate of University College Cork and a Member of the Institute of Directors.

Luis Sanchez, Executive Director

Luis qualified as a power engineer at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Barcelona-Spain). Luis began his professional career at Sulzer Infra (now ENGIE) as HVAC (“Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning”) and CHP Project developer. He has had several executive and management positions in the energy business until he founded Eqtec Iberia in 1997, starting a thermo-gasification R&D programme which is the origin of the unique EQTEC Gasifier Technology, patented by Eqtec Iberia. In 2012 he was one of the founders of EBIOSS and became its CEO. EBIOSS is a holding company developing biomass and waste power plants, listed on the Spanish Stock Exchange since July 2013.

Ian Pearson, Non-Executive Chairman

Ian was for five years the chairman of AIM listed OVCT2, a company which invested in a variety of renewal energy companies and was successfully merged into Apollo VCT plc last year. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Thames Water Utilities Limited, the UK’s biggest water company with 15 million customers, and is Chairman of CODE Investing Ltd. He is also a senior adviser to BAI Communications plc and has previously been a member of the UK Advisory Board of the accountants, PwC. During a distinguished Ministerial career from 2001-10 Ian Pearson held a number of positions, including Minister for Trade & Foreign Affairs, Minister of State for Climate Change and the Environment, Minister for Science, and Economic Secretary to the Treasury. He graduated from Balliol College, Oxford and has a Master’s degree and a Doctorate in Industrial and Business Studies from the University of Warwick.

Óscar Leiva, Non-Executive Director 

Óscar Leiva is currently the President and founder of EBIOSS, a technology group operating in the waste sector, and listed on the Spanish Stock Exchange. The group has during the last ten years invested in new technologies and companies that allow municipalities to solve their waste problem using smart waste collection and waste elimination technologies provided by EBIOSS. He studied a Bachelor’s degree in Management and Master’s degree in Financial Markets at the University of Barcelona. Oscar has held executive positions in private banking in different financial entities such as Credit Suisse Group and Banco Finantia. His international experience also comes from his role as Vice President of the Marina D’Or Group, a real estate developer and property company.

Tom Quigley, Non-Executive Director

Tom Quigley has had an executive career spanning over 25 years, mainly at board level, as Managing Director, CFO and CIO. This included being a Managing Director of Close Brothers Corporate Finance, a Managing Director and Head of the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure sector investment banking at ING Barings, London, and a Director of Terra Firma Capital Partners. Tom originally qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Price Waterhouse in London and has amassed considerable financial and management experience across multiple sectors. Through his executive and non-executive positions, Tom has worked in real estate, financial services, healthcare and banking, and across a number of jurisdictions.