Paul Massara

Independent Chair & Advisor

Role: Associate

Site: CDL-Oxford

Stream: Climate

Paul Massara has extensive experience in the energy and service sectors in Europe and North America. Having stepped down as CEO of Electron, he is now an advisor to the board, as well as being an advisor to Habitat Energy, a member of the Committee on Fuel Poverty advising the UK Secretary of State for Energy, and chair of Medicinema, a charity that builds cinemas in hospitals.

Paul has served on the executive committee of two of the largest utilities in Europe, Centrica Plc and RWE/INNOGY. From 2006 to 2009, he was president and founding partner of Genesis Capital Corporation, a Canadian private equity company investing funds in small and medium sized industrial businesses. From 1997 to 2005, Paul held a variety of positions with increasing responsibility with Centrica plc, Direct Energy North America, in Toronto. His tenure there culminated in his role as president of Canadian operations and serving as a member of the North American board and the North American executive committee. Paul’s leadership enhanced the company’s growth from $700,000MM to $2.7Bn, and from 600 to 3,000 employees. He earned his bachelor’s in geography (honours) from Kingston University, and his master’s in corporate finance from the London Business School. Paul is a British and Canadian citizen, has two children, and enjoys cycling and tennis.