Managing Partner, Environmental Financial Consulting Group (EFCG)
Jessica Zofnass Barclay is a Managing Partner of the Environmental Financial Consulting Group (EFCG). EFCG is the leading advisor to architecture, engineering, and construction firms and leverages its 30 years of proprietary industry research and data to provide differentiated M&A advisory expertise, financial and strategic consulting, and executive conferences.
Jessica leads the firm’s M&A team, working with clients on ownership transitions, recapitalizations, inorganic growth strategies, and preparing firms for a sale. Prior to joining EFCG, Jessica spent a decade in finance working with institutions, family offices, and private equity firms through her roles at Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, and Black Creek Group.
Jessica received her MBA with Distinction from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, where she was named an Edward Tuck Scholar, and graduated with Honors from Harvard University, where she rowed for the Women’s Varsity Crew Team for four years.
Matthew’s background combines an in-depth understanding of environmental policy with long experience of representing business interests to policy makers at devolved, UK and EU levels.
Before joining EIC, Matthew spent three years as Director of Policy at the Environmental Services Association, the trade association representing the UK’s waste and resource management industry.
Before that he had a number of policy roles at the CBI, including stints as Head of Environment and Climate Change Policy and Head of Infrastructure Policy. He also spent five years as Head of Policy for CBI Scotland, where he was responsible for all the CBI’s policy and lobbying interaction with the Scottish Government.
Director of International, Environmental Financial Consulting Group (EFCG)
Andreas focuses on EFCG’s international work streams. Prior to joining EFCG he worked as a consultant, was a Director at the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure and a member of the faculty at Harvard University. He has advised architecture, engineering and construction firms around the world, and collaborated extensively with International Finance Institutions such as the World Bank and the InterAmerican Development Bank. Before joining Harvard, Andreas was on the Project Finance unit of Unicredit Markets and Investment Banking and worked on airport construction with Hochtief AG. Andreas studied risk management processes of engineering firms for his PhD at Harvard and holds a professional diploma in Architecture Engineering from the Technical University of Athens.
Research & Editorial Manager, Environment Analyst
Ross is a core member of Environment Analyst’s editorial team and is editor of our UK Market Intelligence Service and Development + Infrastructure Service. He is responsible for managing and curating news, research, reports and webinars across our UK platforms and developing ongoing and meaningful relationships with all our members.
He has been with Environment Analyst for nine years and over that time has become [perhaps unhealthily] immersed in the global environmental consulting world. Over that period he has produced many of Environment Analyst’s core reports from the flagship UK Market Assessment to our Service Area Opportunities report. He has also produced insight reports on contaminated land, the UK water sector and much more. He regularly interviews consultancy business leaders both in the UK and overseas and is always looking to develop new contacts.
When not working he can be found walking his dog in the Shropshire Hills.
DR GEOFF MACKEY
Corporate Affairs & Sustainability Director, BASF
Geoff was brought up on a small family farm in South Armagh, N. Ireland, he read biology in Liverpool and followed it with a range of post graduate qualifications in Health & Safety and management including a sleepless MBA. His doctorate concerned the strategic business value of social networks.
He is a Director of BASF plc, responsible for a service portfolio in UK & Ireland and BASF’s Sustainability network in Europe. A Fellow of IOD, RSC and IEMA, he has been within the BASF group for almost 20 years and advises a wide range of strategic and tactical groups inside and outside BASF covering private, public and third sector organizations in arenas including science, environment and further education.
Executive Director, Aldersgate Group
Global Chief Operations Officer, SLR
Peter is the Chief Operating Officer for SLR which consists of 1,500 consultants that undertake a diverse range of projects. Peter has worked in a wide range of market sectors mainly in geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering and in the assessment and remediation of contaminated land, as well as managing multidisciplinary environmental projects such as environmental and social impact assessments and their associated disciplines.
SLR is one of the largest pure play environment businesses and has an exceptional track record in delivering projects in a wide range of market sectors.