RICHARD ABEL

RICHARD ABEL

MANAGING DIRECTOR , UK CLIMATE INVESTMENTS (UKCI)

Profile

Richard Abel is currently the Managing Director the UK Climate Investments (UKCI), a position he has held for over 8 years.

The UKCI sits within the Green Investment Group, which since 2017 has been part of the Macquarie Group.

The UKCI pilot is an exciting opportunity for Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) in  partnership  with  the  UK  Government  to  invest  £200m  of  UK  climate  finance funds in transformational green energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa and India.

MIRA is Macquarie’s specialist real asset fund management business and the largest infrastructure    fund    manager    globally    with    over    $100bn    of    assets    under management. Richard’s career in MIRA has included global and pan-European COO roles and asset management and transaction activity.

Before joining Macquarie, Richard was a UK Senior Civil Servant. He holds degrees from the University of Glasgow and University of British Columbia.