Personal profile


I am a Visiting Fellow at UEA, teaching psotgraduate students in NBS and ENG. I previously I spent 30 years in investment banking and investment management for European financial institutions.  I moved from structured finance lending at Deutsche Bank to infrastructure financial advisory work with Barclays Capital into investment management with Innisfree, ING and Climate Change Capital. Most recently I was Chief Operating Officer of Greencoat Capital LLP a specialist renewable energy fund manager.  

I now have a number of Non-Executive roles including Chair of the Greencoat Capital valuation committee, Non-Executive Director of Pantheon Infrastructure PLC from IPO, a FTSE listed Investment Trust and consultant to Sequoia Economic Infrastructure Income Fund, a FTSE 250 Investment Trust.

I graduated from Loughborough University with a first class BA (Hons) in Business Administration with a modern language and also hold an MBA in Strategic Carbon Management with distinction from UEA.

I am a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Teaching Interests

I teach on the following modules:

MBA - Valuation (Norwich Business School)

MBA - Corporate Sustainability

Renewable Engineering (School of Engineering)

Wind Energy Engineering (School of Engineering)



Key Research Interests

I am interested in research in the areas of responsible investment, renewable energy, project finance.


Publication of Book Chapter:

Diaz-Rainey, I, Finegan, A, Ibikunle, G, Tulloch, D (2014) ‘Institutional Investment in the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme’, In: Hawley, J, Hoepner, A, Johnson, K, Sandberg, J, Waitzer, E (Eds.), Handbook of Institutional Investment and Fiduciary Duty, Cambridge University Press & UN Principles For Responsible Investment (with foreword by Al Gore)

Administrative Posts

Academic Lead for PhD Business Boost Programme


Research Group or Lab Membership

Accounting, Finance and Governance Research Group

Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

External positions

External Examiner, KMU Akademie & Management AG

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