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RSH Intro

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Brief work history, interests & wedding in South Africa Oct 2008

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RSH Intro

  1. 1. Richard Sarsfield-Hall Principal Consultant 17 th November 2008 Who am I? rax CCS Presentation 010908 1_0.ppt
  2. 2. Brief History <ul><li>1986 – Bio-Chemical Engineering degree at Swansea University </li></ul><ul><li>1986-87 – Trainee Army officer at RMA Sandhurst </li></ul><ul><li>1987-89 – IT support for software supplier to process/chemical/ energy industries, Cambridge </li></ul><ul><li>1989-91 – IT support in Wimpey Offshore & Engineering Contractors, Hammersmith </li></ul><ul><li>British Gas plc/Centrica plc </li></ul><ul><li>1991-1993 – IT in Central Control Dept, National Transmission, Marble Arch, London. </li></ul><ul><li>1993-1994 – Business Process Re-engineering project to separate British Gas plc into Transco and British Gas Trading. </li></ul><ul><li>1995-97 – Network Code commercial development & IT systems required to be a shipper </li></ul><ul><li>1997-99 – sponsored modular MBA at Henley Management College </li></ul>
  3. 3. Brief History #2 <ul><li>Centrica plc </li></ul><ul><li>1998-2000 – Centrica North American entry strategy. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>potential $7bn merger with North-east USA utility KeySpan Energy in ‘99 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>successful £406m acquisition of Canadian Direct Energy in 2000. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2001 – UK Power generation entry strategy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>£173.5m acquisition of TXU Europe’s Peterborough and King’s Lynn power stations. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This involved negotiating first ever sub-leases under complex lease-in/lease-out cross-USA border agreements that TXU had entered into. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2002-03 – Centrica Energy Head of Strategy . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>developed new global energy supply and asset investment strategy. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>presented and received Board approval & managed presentation to City Analysts by MD. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>resulted in £5bn investments in new LNG, gas, power, & renewable assets over 5 years. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2004-2008 - UK Power Generation & Renewables management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>running 7 power stations (£1bn book value and annual budget of £85m) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>organic investments of £1.2bn in new gas-fired power station and 2 onshore & 4 offshore wind-farms. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>change management (new national organisation structure, portfolio-wide systems) and integrating new assets. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>managing inherent & emerging risks (reporting to Centrica Audit Committee). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>also company representative for AEP membership. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. RSH Interests – golf, rugby, american football, cricket, singing
  5. 5. South Africa October 2008
  6. 6. And finally “ Yes, leadership is about vision. But leadership is equally about creating a climate where the truth is heard and the brutal facts confronted” Jim Collins, Good to Great - Why some companies make the leap and others don’t.

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