Reading-based renewable energy company, Anesco, has appointed Mark Browning as chief financial officer (CFO).
Mark joined Anesco in 2017 as assistant finance director, before rising up the ranks to become finance director in 2019. He has been promoted to CFO with immediate effect and also joins the company’s board of directors.
As CFO, Mark will be working closely with each area of the business to drive growth and the transformation agenda, which includes asset sales, expansion into new markets and financing structures.
A chartered accountant with more than fifteen years’ experience, Mark previously spent 10 years working for Deloitte, where he held technical and leadership roles. Immediately prior to joining Anesco, he was Associate Director of Commercial Finance and FP&A at software company Mavenir.
Commenting on his promotion, Mark Browning said: “The renewable energy market is an exciting place to be right now and I’m delighted to have the opportunity to play my part in helping advance the UK’s low carbon future.”
“Anesco is a dynamic and agile company with great growth potential. As CFO, my core focus will be on providing value for all stakeholders, including delivering on the new strategic direction of the business and helping to ensure quality service and strong returns are achieved for our customers and investors alike.”
Mark Futyan, Anesco CEO, said: “Mark has proven himself ready for the challenge of leading Anesco’s finance function and I can think of no better candidate to work alongside as we forge ahead with the company’s next phase of growth.”
Established in 2010, Anesco is a UK market leader in renewable energy and energy efficiency. The company has developed more than 100 solar farms to date and 15% of the country’s battery storage capacity, while its operations and maintenance team has more than 23,000 assets under management. The company officially broke ground on its first projects outside of the UK in May 2020, developing two solar farms for Shell in the Netherlands.