A breadth and depth of experience


Executive Directors

Paul Lester CBE
Non-Executive Chairman

Paul Lester joined Greenergy International Ltd in October 2010 as Non-Executive Chairman. Previously Paul was Chief Executive of support services company VT Group Plc and Group Managing Director of infrastructure services business Balfour Beatty Plc. Paul has held numerous Board and senior management positions at other engineering and support service companies. Paul is currently a non-executive director of Invensys Plc and is the Chairman of the John Laing Infrastructure Fund, Norland Managed Services, Peverel and Survitec Group.

Andrew Owens MBE
Chief Executive

Andrew is the Chief Executive and co-founder of Greenergy and has been working in the oil industry for over 30 years. Andrew has a chemical Engineering degree from Imperial College London, actively leads the engineering within Greenergy, and retains links with the college by occasional lecturing and by holding workshops at its business school.

Jitesh Sodha
Chief Financial Officer

Jitesh joined Greenergy in 2008 as the group’s Chief Financial Officer. Jitesh has over 20 years of experience working in financial roles in blue chip and start-up businesses across a broad range of industries including commodities and I.T. Amongst other roles, Jitesh was previously the CFO of Mobile Streams Plc and T-Mobile International UK Limited. Jitesh is a graduate of New College, Oxford and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Tamara Earley
Managing Director

Tamara has over 20 years’ experience in the oil industry including the last 15 years with Greenergy. Before joining Greenergy, Tamara worked with Safeway and BP in various roles. Tamara’s portfolio includes major client contracts, logistics, customer service, regulatory affairs and biofuel sustainability.

Paul Bateson
Chief Operating Officer

Paul has been the Chief Operating Officer of Greenergy since he joined in 2007 and brings over 30 years' experience in the downstream oil sector. Prior to joining Greenergy, Paul worked for Conoco Phillips as the Head of European Refining and Asset Development and spent 15 years with Louis Dreyfus. Paul oversees the day to day trading operations of the company, as well as health & safety, commercial, marine, inland trading and biodiesel production.

Caroline Lumbard
UK Trading Director

Starting with Greenergy over 14 years ago, Caroline has worked in numerous roles within Greenergy. As Greenergy’s UK trading director, Caroline is responsible for the group’s sales and purchasing strategies within the UK. Caroline has helped champion Greenergy’s rapid sales and customer growth, and leads the complex supply chain activities with the major oil companies.

David Rees
Non-Executive Director

David co-founded Greenergy with Andrew Owens in 1992 and he has been a Director ever since. With over 40 years’ experience in the oil industry in oil refining, trading and marketing, he has played a leading role in Greenergy’s success, most recently leading its global biofuel operations.


Management Team

Paul Curtis Head of Trading and Origination
Greenergy since early 2005, prior 13 years at Texaco.

Joe Ashman Trading Strategy Manager
Greenergy since 2008, prior 22 years at Louis Dreyfus, economist at Home Grown Cereals Association.

Alex Lewis Head of Communications
Greenergy since 1998, prior 8 years Visa International.

Barbara Leadbetter Head of Operations
Greenergy since 2006, prior 6 years at DaimlerChrysler UK Holding.