Senior Management

Alexander Tancock

Alex has been a pioneer in the global renewables industry over the last twenty years. He has been involved in the development, construction, and operation of renewable energy projects - both onshore and offshore - in Europe and across the Asia Pacific region. After working for E.ON Renewables in the UK and CWP in Australia, Alex founded Wind Prospect in Hong Kong to address the growing Chinese renewables market. After an asset buyout by CLP Group, one of the largest utilities in Asia, he co-founded InterContinental Energy in 2014. With a successful track record as a Project Manager, Alex has been the Project Director of the Asian RE Hub since launch in 2014. Alex holds a B.Sc. in Theoretical Physics from Imperial College, a Diploma in Financial Management from the ACCA, and qualified as a Chartered Financial Analyst with the CFA Institute.

Alicia Eastman

Alicia has led investment and strategy in global developing markets for nearly 25 years, managing private equity funds and market entry and finance strategy for multinational companies across Asia including the Middle East. She has focused on infrastructure, renewable energy, specialty chemicals, telecommunications, and technology. Before co-founding InterContinental Energy in 2014, she was a founding partner of Asia Pacific Capital Fund II and the Mongolia Opportunities Fund. Alicia was previously Head of International Strategy and Acquisitions at Elan Pharmaceuticals, and Vice President of Prudential Asia Infrastructure Mezzanine Capital Fund. She was also a Founding Principal at NetFuel Ventures (acquired by the University of Chicago), and has held international strategy and investment positions at Gemini, Lend Lease, and AirTouch International (Vodafone). Alicia holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Global M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

Brendan Hammond

Since joining the company in April 2020, Brendan is the Head of Australia, based in Perth. He has an extensive background in the resources, infrastructure, and utilities sectors, having held senior executive positions including Managing Director of Argyle Diamonds, as well as a variety of WA Board Chair positions such as Horizon Power and Dampier Port Authority. He is known for visionary leadership accompanied by large-scale change initiatives, and has a longstanding record of advancing regional development through corporate action, particularly in the resources sector and was awarded “Citizen of Western Australia Award” in 2011. Brendan currently Chairs the WA Regional Development Trust and the Pilbara Development Commission. Brendan holds a Diploma in Extractive Metallurgy from The Witwatersrand College for Advanced Technical Education, was an Adjunct Professor with the Curtin University Sustainability Policy Unit in WA and has attended post-graduate programs at the Cape Town School of Business, the London School of Business, and Harvard Business School. Brendan is driving initiatives to transition the WA State economy to a long-term sustainable future post the extraction of non-renewable-resources and also leads the WA State Government partnership program with Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

Gage McAfee

Gage has extensive experience across investment sizes, structures, and industries, with particular expertise in energy, technology, real estate, infrastructure, and finance. Gage founded the East Asia group for Coudert Brothers and grew it into the largest international law firm in Asia. He was a founding partner of ChinaVest, one of the first private equity funds in China, and Asia Pacific Capital, managing direct and private equity investment across several funds in Asia including a joint venture with GE Capital: the GE-APC Technology Fund. He was also founding partner of Asia Pacific Capital Fund II and the Mongolia Opportunities Fund, managing investments on behalf of banks, corporations, development banks, and other institutional investors. As former Chairman of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange listing committee, former Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Gage has been heavily involved in evolving regulatory issues including corporate governance. Gage holds an A.B. in Government from Harvard University and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.

Richard Colwill

Richard leads engineering across all projects. He was previously Managing Director, Critical Infrastructure at BMT Group, an international design, engineering, science, and risk management leader. Richard specializes in offshore and marine planning with deep experience including engineering planning and risk for over twenty years. He was also Research Assistant at University of Manchester and Senior Engineer at GL Noble Denton. Richard holds an M.Sc. in Civil Engineering from University of Liverpool and a Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Manchester.

Sacha Thacker

Sacha has over two decades of global investing experience across industries; including transportation, energy (conventional and alternative), infrastructure, automotive, real estate, industrial, consumer, and technology. He was a co-founding partner of a multi billion dollar investment firm managing public and private equity assets globally for a range of endowments, pension funds, family offices and other large institutions. Prior to that, he was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank in Hong Kong investing the bank's own capital across Asia. He began his career in the risk arbitrage group at Goldman Sachs in New York and Tokyo. Sacha holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Abdulaziz Al-Hamwah

Abdulaziz is CEO and Vice Chairman of Modern Group of Saudi Arabia and its subsidiaries, including operations in mining, metals, energy trading & services, and specialty chemicals. Prior to founding Modern Group, Abdulaziz held senior management positions at the Saudi affiliate of Citibank (SAMBA) for over twenty years, and as Senior Credit Officer, he was responsible for sanctioning project-based credit for major telecom companies and large petrochemical and mining projects of companies such as Saudi Arabian Oil Company (“Aramco”), Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (“SABIC”) and the Saudi Arabian Mining Company (“Ma’aden”). Abdulaziz holds Electrical and Electronics Engineering degrees from Michigan State University and has attended several advanced management programs for executives in the United States.