Who We Are

The Ridge Clean Energy Team

The Ridge Team combines a proven track record of developing UK renewable energy and of working with local communities to create enduring local benefits.

KEY PEOPLE

The Ridge Team is affiliated with National Material LP (www.nmlp.com), one of the largest privately-held companies in the US with annual revenues in excess of $1 billion and The Ridge Group (www.theridgegroup.com).

Marjorie Neasham Glasgow BEM

CEO

Marjorie co-founded RidgeWind in 2003 and served as Managing Director. RidgeWind developed over 200 MW of onshore wind power across the UK. Marjorie has been involved in starting, building and operating energy businesses since 1983.

Over her 36 year career she has worked with teams developing renewable energy projects, setting company direction given market and regulatory signals, and advising corporate customers on energy markets. Marjorie has been based in Oxfordshire, England, for the past 15 years and was previously based in Houston and northern California. She is a dual citizen of the United Kingdom and the United States.

Between 2013 and 2018 Marjorie served as Chairman of The Thomas Gifford Trust during which time the Trust raised funds, developed and constructed a new £2.5m community hub with a library, sports hall, studio and café. The centre opened in 2017. Marjorie also helps manage other community services.

Marjorie is a graduate of Stanford University.

Dine Glasgow

COO

Dine has over 30 years' experience building and developing energy businesses in the US, and in the UK since 2003.  He co-founded RidgeWind Ltd in 2003 and was part of the senior management team until its sale in 2013. During his time there, RidgeWind became one of the UK’s largest independent renewables developers with over 100MW of operational wind assets, more than 60MW under construction, and in excess of 100MW in pre-construction.

Dine Glasgow

COO

Dine has over 30 years' experience building and developing energy businesses in the US, and in the UK since 2003.  He co-founded RidgeWind Ltd in 2003 and was part of the senior management team until its sale in 2013. During his time there, RidgeWind became one of the UK’s largest independent renewables developers with over 100MW of operational wind assets, more than 60MW under construction, and in excess of 100MW in pre-construction.

Prior to founding RidgeWind, Dine co-founded The Ridge Group LP, an energy investment company in Houston, Texas, in 1999. The Ridge Group has developed three separate companies: RidgeWind Ltd; EnerSea Transport LLP, a marine compressed natural gas technology and shipping business; and Ridge Energy Storage and Grid Services LP, a compressed air energy storage development company.

Previous to The Ridge Group, he co-founded National Gas & Electric (“NG&E”) in 1988 and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer until 1997, helping to grow the energy marketing company from a start-up company to an enterprise with annual sales of nearly $800 million.

Dine is a graduate of Harvard College and the Advanced Management Program at Templeton College, Oxford University.

Nigel Goodhew

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Nigel has over 30 years of experience in the provision of farm business, management and project development. He has over 15 years of experience in applying agricultural knowledge to the renewable energy industry.

Nigel’s earlier career was in commodity trading with one of the largest purchasers of grain for mills and export with Souflett, the French agro industrial/shipping giant. In 2003, he was invited by the Glasgows at the inception stage to help establish RidgeWind and was part of the senior management team until its sale in 2013.  During his time there, RidgeWind became one of the UK’s largest independent renewables developers with over 100MW of operational wind assets, more than 60MW under construction, and in excess of 100MW in pre-construction. With the added advantage of his farming experience it helps to fully understand the needs of our clients from farmers and landowners to planners and local communities.

Tom Rathjen

FINANCIAL DIRECTOR

Tom has worked with start-up companies and emerging growth companies since 1987. Tom joined The Ridge Group in 2001, serving as Financial Director of its portfolio companies, including RidgeEnergy Ltd, RidgeWind Ltd, EnerSea Transport LLC, and Ridge Energy Storage & Grid Services LP.

Tom Rathjen

FINANCIAL DIRECTOR

Tom has worked with start-up companies and emerging growth companies since 1987. Tom joined The Ridge Group in 2001, serving as Financial Director of its portfolio companies, including RidgeEnergy Ltd, RidgeWind Ltd, EnerSea Transport LLC, and Ridge Energy Storage & Grid Services LP.

Previously, he was Vice President of Business Development for Cornell Companies Inc, and was CFO of The Firebird Group, a Moscow based transport and logistics company. 

Tom has volunteered with many charities, particularly ones that work to alleviate poverty, including Second Mile Mission Center and Houston Housing. 

Tom is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University.  Tom is based in Houston where he and his wife Nicole are raising three sons.

Karie Katz

MANAGING DIRECTOR, CAPITAL MARKETS

Karie joined Ridge Clean Energy in 2021 as Managing Director of Capital Markets and is responsible for capital relationships, investor relations activities, and providing capital markets insight regarding market conditions and trends. 

Karie Katz

MANAGING DIRECTOR, CAPITAL MARKETS

 

Karie joined RCE in 2021 as Managing Director of Capital Markets and is responsible for capital relationships, investor relations activities, and providing capital markets insight regarding market conditions and trends.

Prior to joining Ridge, Karie was a Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets for Eagle Arc Partners. Eagle Arc was a newly created affiliate of an established family office that has been investing in real estate for 60 years. Eagle Arc focused on multifamily and health care real estate. 

Prior to Eagle Arc, Karie was a Senior Vice President in Client Capital at Blue Vista where she had responsibility for building and maintaining capital relationships with institutional investor clients, insurance companies, wealth management platforms, corporate and public pension plans, endowments and foundations, health care systems, as well as representing the firm's various investment opportunities.

Karie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Emory University and a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School.

Betsy Glasgow

PEATLAND RESTORATION LEAD & GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

Betsy joined RCE following a fascinating career in Parliament, working in the Westminster offices of former Prime Minister David Cameron and the subsequent MP, Robert Courts.

Betsy is thrilled to be working on renewables, and her background in government policy and work with local communities gives her an excellent foundation. Betsy graduated from Oxford University with a degree in French and Italian. 

Daniela Jenkins

COMMUNITY & ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER

Daniela has experience as Executive Director of a local charity with responsibility of managing the £2.5 m community hub which includes a library, sports hall, café, and studio.

Daniela Jenkins

ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER
AND COMMUNITY LIAISON

Daniela has experience as Executive Director of a local charity with responsibility of managing the £2.5 m community hub which includes a library, sports hall, café, and studio.

Daniela was involved in the fundraising and development of the centre in both a paid and volunteer position.

Prior to that role, Daniela worked in public relations, marketing and office management. Daniela is a very active community volunteer, having founded a community café and working with local school children. Born in Austria, Daniela speaks English, German, and French. Daniela is married to Paul Jenkins and they have three children.

Richard Barker

PROJECT MANAGER

Richard has been developing and managing the development of onshore wind energy projects for over 20 years, mainly in the UK and latterly in Australia. 

His work has involved all aspects of the development cycle from site identification and feasability, through to environmental management, planning and financial close, with more than 500MW of projects that he has worked on now operating and generating low carbon electricity.

Toby Harrison-Turner

PROJECT MANAGER & ANALYST

Toby joined the Ridge Clean Energy team after graduating from The University of the West of England (UWE) with a degree in Geography and Planning. 

Toby Harrison-Turner

PROJECT MANAGER & ANALYST

Toby joined RCE after graduating from the University of the West of England (UWE) with a degree in Geography and Planning.

During his time at university, Toby developed an in-depth knowledge and understanding of sustainable development, community engagement, and planning, writing his dissertation around these topics. Toby is very passionate about the environment and he thoroughly enjoys working on the renewable energy project development team. 

Cooper Csorba

ANALYST

Cooper joined RCE after graduating from the School of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Alberta. Through his prior work in community development and policy planning, Cooper brings experience in community-based research, data analysis and stakeholder engagement.

His research experience spans the spectrum of affordable housing, universal design, active transportation, and placemaking. Cooper recognises the key connection between energy generation, our climate, and investment in the health and wellbeing of our communities.

John Fairlie

MRTPI MIET MEng(Hons)

John is a chartered town planner who has worked on approximately 800MW of installed onshore wind and solar capacity.

John Fairlie

MRTPO MIET MEng(Hons)

John is a chartered town planner who has worked on approximately 800MW of installed onshore wind and solar capacity.

John began his career in the energy sector in the mid 1990’s, moving into renewables in 1998. He specialises in site identification and evaluation, Environmental Impact Assessment and planning process.

Ian Booker

MInstPhys DIC MSc BSC(Hons)

Ian has a long established career in the renewables sector, working since 1998 on a wide variety of projects totalling over 590MW of onshore wind and solar capacity.

His work involves detailed site identification and evaluation, EIA Management, and due-diligence support to ready sites for financial close.

Bruce Allan

DIRECTOR OF CONSTRUCTION

As an experienced Construction Director, Bruce has overseen teams which have constructed over 100 wind farm projects around the globe.  Bruce is a member of the Institution of Highways & Transportation and has experience across the full project life-cycle, including Due Diligence and contract negotiation.  Bruce has extensive project management experience and brings a wealth of knowledge, and strong leadership to his projects.

Bruce Allan

Director of Construction

As an experienced Construction Director, Bruce has overseen teams which have constructed over 100 wind farm projects around the globe. Bruce is a member of the Institution of Highways & Transportation and has experience across the full project life-cycle, including Due Diligence and contract negotiation. Bruce has extensive project management experience and brings a wealth of knowledge, and strong leadership to his projects.

Ed Newberry

PEATLAND RESTORATION SUPPORT

Determined to facilitate the transition to a more sustainable society, Ed studied Environmental Science and Ecology at the University of Edinburgh with a joint honours in Business Management. 

Ed Newberry

PEATLAND RESTORATION SUPPORT

Determined to facilitate the transition to a more sustainable society, Ed studied Environmental Science and Ecology at the University of Edinburgh with a joint honours in Business Management. 

There, his research ranged from investigating the effectiveness of biological controls in salmon farming to methods to decarbonise his university department. After graduating, Ed helped to establish a carbon unit trading platform where he gained a detailed understanding of the carbon market. 

 

Ed joined the Peatland Restoration team at Ridge Clean Energy in 2021. He is thrilled to be contributing to direct emission reductions across the UK and helping improve the health of some of the UK's most unique ecosystems.

Teresa Hall

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR

Teresa has worked closely with communities local to renewable energy sites, recognising and addressing areas of need from pre-construction through to operation. Teresa joined RidgeWind in 2005, serving as the Community Relations Manager.

Teresa joined Ridge Clean Energy in 2021 as a Community Engagement Coordinator and strives to build positive relationships and enable improved services and opportunities for those living in the vicinity of RCE sites. Alongside her current role at Ridge Clean Energy, Teresa works as a primary school teacher and enjoys being part of a thriving school community.

Having come from a farming background and through her experience of living in the countryside, Teresa brings a strong understanding of rural life and the problems it can present for daily activities. Teresa is married to Chris and they have two children and a collection of animals.

Rebecca Renfrew

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR

Becks joined RCE very happily to support our community engagement team and appreciates how each project is so different, requiring tons of research, thought and communication.

Rebecca Renfrew

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR

She travelled extensively in South America and the rest of the world over her first career, loved meeting people and seeing how different communities lived, adapted and, in some cases, survived. Settling in West Oxfordshire over ten years ago, Becks grew a traditional upholstery business from a hobby. She continues to raise two children with her husband James.