Board members

  • Jonson Cox | Cory Riverside Energy

    Jonson Cox

    Chairman, Cory Environmental

    Jonson Cox | Cory Riverside Energy

    Jonson Cox

    Chairman, Cory Environmental

    Jonson also serves as Non-executive Chairman of Ofwat. Jonson has a long history in the water industry having led the turnarounds of two large troubled water companies, Yorkshire Water and Anglian Water Group plc.

    Jonson is a member of advisory council for I Squared Capital, a $3bn infrastructure fund investing in mid-size commercial infrastructure opportunities in energy, waste and transport globally. He led the restructuring of UK Coal plc 2011 to 2013 and continues as Chairman of Harworth Group plc (formerly UK Coal plc).

    Jonson was a founder board member of the Prince of Wales Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change from 2005 to 2010.

  • Anthony O'Carroll | Cory Riverside Energy

    Anthony O’Carroll

    Shareholder with SVP Global, Cory Environmental

    Anthony O’Carroll | Cory Riverside Energy

    Anthony O’Carroll

    Shareholder with SVP Global, Cory Environmental

    Tony O’Carroll is a Managing Director at SVP Global. From 2012 to 2015, Tony was a Director at 3i Group, having been with TowerBrook Capital Partners from 2007 to 2011. From 1998 to 2007, Tony was at Bain & Company, where he managed Bain London’s private equity group.

    Tony received an LLB in Law from Trinity College Dublin, and is a UK Barrister, having been called to the Bar in 2001. Based in London, Tony also serves on the Board of Directors of LINPAC Group.

  • John Brantl | Cory Riverside Energy

    John Brantl

    Shareholder with SVP Global, Cory Environmental

    John Brantl | Cory Riverside Energy

    John Brantl

    Shareholder with SVP Global, Cory Environmental

    John is a Managing Director at SVP Global, which he joined in 2006. Previously John was an investment banking analyst in Goldman, Sachs & Co.’s Financial Institutions Group. Based in London, John also serves on the Board of Directors of Genco Shipping & Trading Limited and as a member of the Advisory Board of APCOA PARKING Holdings GmbH.

    John received an AB in Economics from Princeton University in 2005.

  • Stephen Knight | Cory Riverside Energy

    Stephen Knight

    Shareholder, Cory Environmental

    Stephen Knight | Cory Riverside Energy

    Stephen Knight

    Shareholder, Cory Environmental

    Stephen has worked in Corporate Finance for over 25 years and has gained exposure to business valuations, M&A advisory, acquisition due diligence, corporate restructuring, debt financing and business planning. He left Deloitte in 2011, where he was national head for the United Kingdom mid-market restructuring business, responsible for 250 personnel and 16 partners across the UK.

    Since leaving the profession, Stephen has undertaken a variety of roles advising mid-market corporates and their investors. He has also taken non-executive director appointments with mid-corporates that are typically undertaking some form of corporate transition.

    Stephen is a Chartered Accountant and has an Engineering degree from Durham University.

  • Damian Darragh | Cory Riverside Energy

    Damian Darragh

    Independent NED, Cory Environmental

    Damian Darragh | Cory Riverside Energy

    Damian Darragh

    Independent NED, Cory Environmental

    Damian Darragh is the independent Non-Executive Director of Cory Environmental. Damian is an infrastructure sector investment professional with over 20 years’ experience. In addition to his role at Cory, Damian currently serves as an Operating and Policy advisor at I Squared Capital Advisors, LLC, is a Non-Executive Director of Viridian Group Limited and is a member of the Independent Sales Committee for the M6 Toll Road.

    Previously Damian was a Managing Director at Terra Firma Capital Partners where he was responsible for the Energy and Infrastructure Investment team. He served as the Chairman of RTR Capital Srl and as Deputy Chairman of Infinis Capital Limited as well as Non-Executive Director roles at a number of Terra Firma portfolio companies.

    He completed a Sloan Fellowship M.Sc. at London Business School and is a graduate of the University of Manchester and L’Institut Superieur D’Electronique du Nord with a degree in Electronic Engineering Science (M.Eng).

  • Cyril Tergiman | Cory Riverside Energy

    Cyril Tergiman

    Shareholder with EQT Partners, Cory Environmental

    Cyril Tergiman | Cory Riverside Energy

    Cyril Tergiman

    Shareholder with EQT Partners, Cory Environmental

    Cyril is a Partner of EQT Partners, joined in 2008 and is a member of the Credit Partners Investment Committee.

    Cyril has been active in a broad range of investments and currently sits on the boards of Cory Environmental and Tiama. Cyril previously worked at Citigroup and BNP Paribas.

    Cyril holds a Masters in Management from Ecoles des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC), France and a B.Sc. in Economics from Université Paris IX-Dauphine, France.

  • Stephen Escudier | Cory Riverside Energy

    Stephen Escudier

    Shareholder with EQT Partners, Cory Environmental

    Stephen Escudier | Cory Riverside Energy

    Stephen Escudier

    Shareholder with EQT Partners, Cory Environmental

    Stephen joined EQT Partners in 2010. Prior to joining EQT Partners he worked for Apollo Management, a private equity investment firm, where he focused on leveraged buyouts and the purchase of distressed securities. Before this, Stephen was involved in structuring and negotiating financing for leveraged buyouts and corporates in the Morgan Stanley Leveraged and Acquisition Finance team.

    Stephen holds a first-class honors Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, UK.

Management team

  • Nicholas Pollard | Cory Riverside Energy

    Nicholas Pollard

    Chief Executive Officer, Cory Environmental

    Nicholas Pollard | Cory Riverside Energy

    Nicholas Pollard

    Chief Executive Officer, Cory Environmental

    Nicholas Pollard is the Group Chief Executive of Cory Riverside Energy, a position he had held since joining the company in December 2015.

    He has a wealth of industry experience in infrastructure construction, operation and funding having held senior positions at Railtrack plc, Network Rail, and executive positions in Skanska, Bovis Lend Lease, Navigant and Balfour Beatty. He has established and led businesses across the UK, Middle East, and Asia Pacific

    Nicholas has served as an advisor to the UK Government; he chaired the Cabinet Office Efficiency & Reform Group’s Procurement and Lean Client Task Group; was appointed as an Independent Programme Advisor for TfL (reporting to the London Mayor and the Secretary of State for Transport); and more recently was as a regulatory advisor to the Water Industry Commission for Scotland.

    Nicholas currently serves on the CBI Infrastructure Board.

  • Richard Milnes-James | Cory Riverside Energy

    Richard Milnes-James

    Chief Finance Director, Cory Environmental

    Richard Milnes-James | Cory Riverside Energy

    Richard Milnes-James

    Chief Finance Director, Cory Environmental

    Richard was appointed as CFO at Cory in 2009. Richard is a Chartered Accountant, he trained and qualified with PwC.

    Richard joined Marconi in 2000 and then AlixPartners in 2003.

  • Toby Warren

    Human Resources Director, Cory Environmental

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    Toby Warren

    Human Resources Director, Cory Environmental

    Toby is the Group’s Director of HR and has been with Cory for almost 15 years. He is responsible for ensuring that the Group meets and exceeds its employment and pension related obligations and continues to be an employer of choice and an investor in people.

    Prior to Cory Toby worked for, amongst others, Harvey Nichols and the NHS. Toby holds a degree in Business and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management.

    Toby is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development.

  • Chris Jones | Cory Riverside Energy

    Chris Jones

    Director of Risk Management and Compliance, Cory Environmental

    Chris Jones | Cory Riverside Energy

    Chris Jones

    Director of Risk Management and Compliance, Cory Environmental

    Chris Jones joined Cory in 1989. Chris advises on and manages health, safety, welfare, quality, environmental and transport issues across the group, he is also responsible for the management of the Cory insurance portfolio.

    Chris was involved in the formation of the Waste Industry Safety and Health forum (WISH) and became its first elected Chair. Chris has been a member of the ESA Health and Safety Committee for more than 25 years and chaired the committee for 15 years. Chris has been Moderator of the European environmental services trade association (FEAD) health and safety task force since 2011.

    Chris Jones is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Waste Management, Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and Member of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management.

    Chris Holds a Diploma in Safety Management, a BSc (Special Hons) in Chemistry and a BA (Hons) in Astrophysics.

  • Tess Bridgman | Cory Riverside Energy

    Tess Bridgman

    Legal Counsel, Cory Environmental

    Tess Bridgman | Cory Riverside Energy

    Tess Bridgman

    Legal Counsel, Cory Environmental

    Tess Bridgman is the General Counsel and Company Secretary for the Cory Group. In 2014, Tess worked as legal counsel at Aegis Defence Services Limited, a UK private security and geopolitical risk services company.

    From 2011-2014, she was legal counsel for Meridian Energy, New Zealand’s largest electricity company, where she was involved in the then state-owned enterprise’s listing on the New Zealand and Australian stock exchanges. Tess undertook her legal training with Russell McVeagh in Wellington, New Zealand.

    Tess holds a BA (majoring in Politics) and a LLB Hons (First Class) from the University of Otago, and Masters in Law from the University of Toronto. She was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in 2008.

  • Julian Walker

    Group Chief Operating Officer of Cory Riverside Energy

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    Julian Walker

    Group Chief Operating Officer of Cory Riverside Energy

    Julian Walker joined Cory Riverside Energy in June 2017. He has extensive senior management experience, having worked for a number of global logistics businesses in the UK, Europe, Latin America, Africa and Australia.

    Julian joined Cory Riverside Energy from Impala Terminals, the multi-modal logistics provider, and has also held management roles at Marine Infrastructure Partners, Euroports Holdings and P&O. Throughout his career, Julian has taken a leading role in integrating businesses that operate across multiple locations and has successfully delivered multi-billion dollar projects in challenging environments.

    He holds an MBA from the Saïd Business School, Oxford University, and has served on the boards of businesses in the UK, USA, China, Dubai, Finland, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.

     

Cory Energy

  • Andy Pike | Cory Riverside Energy

    Andy Pike

    Strategic Infrastructure Development Director, Riverside Resource Recovery

    Andy Pike | Cory Riverside Energy

    Andy Pike

    Strategic Infrastructure Development Director, Riverside Resource Recovery

    Andy has worked at Cory since 2004, he was responsible and accountable for the successful delivery of our waste to energy facility in Belvedere on time and to budget.

    Andy is the Chairperson of the Renewable Energy Working Group at The Environmental Services Association.

    Andy holds a BA (Hons) from the University of Gloucestershire. He is a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

  • Fran Comerford-Cole | Cory Riverside Energy

    Fran Comerford-Cole

    General Manager, Cory Energy

    Fran Comerford-Cole | Cory Riverside Energy

    Fran Comerford-Cole

    General Manager, Cory Energy

    Fran is Cory’s General Manager leading their London Transfer Stations and MRF Operations. Fran has over 20 years’ extensive industry experience, prior to Cory Fran worked as a Senior Environmental Policy Advisor for a Local Authority.

    Fran has a Bachelor of Science from Massey University (New Zealand) and an Executive Diploma in Management from the Chartered Management Institute (UK).

  • Neil Caborn | Cory Riverside Energy

    Neil Caborn

    General Manager, Riverside, Cory Energy

    Neil Caborn | Cory Riverside Energy

    Neil Caborn

    General Manager, Riverside, Cory Energy

    Neil is the General Manager for the Lighterage business and has been with Cory for almost 15 years. He is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the tug and barge operation and for the repair facility at Charlton.

    Neil is a Master Mariner and prior to joining Cory worked for many years at sea on a wide variety of ship types, latterly as Captain. Neil holds a BSc Hons (First Class) in Shipping Operations and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management.

  • Lee Alford | Cory Riverside Energy

    Lee Alford

    Plant Manager, Cory Energy

    Lee Alford | Cory Riverside Energy

    Lee Alford

    Plant Manager, Cory Energy

    Lee has over 40 years’ experience in power generation. As Plant Manager, Lee manages and oversees all areas of the business’s operations, safety and maintenance while ensuring contractual, environmental, health and safety compliance is met as required by customer agreements and local and national legislation.

    Lee has gained a BTEC National Diploma in Engineering and has a NEBOSH certificate.

  • Richard Wilkinson | Cory Riverside Energy

    Richard Wilkinson

    Head of Planning & Development, Cory Energy

    Richard Wilkinson | Cory Riverside Energy

    Richard Wilkinson

    Head of Planning & Development, Cory Energy

    Richard is the Group’s Head of Planning and Development and has been with Cory for almost nine years. 

    He is responsible for ensuring that the Group is well placed to meet its planned business and development needs while identifying and delivering future business growth and development opportunities.

    Prior to Cory, Richard worked for, amongst others, Cambridgeshire County Council.  Richard is a professionally qualified chartered town planner.