Our Team

Our team comprises knowledgeable and well-connected industry professionals who have been involved in the development, construction, funding and operations of a significant number of high profile energy from waste facilities over the past two decades.

Jess Gray

Jess Gray General Counsel

Jess Gray joined DEML as General Counsel in 2021, having previously worked as legal counsel at Engie and Assistant General Counsel at Wheelabrator. Over the last 20 years, Jess has advised on a wide range of infrastructure and energy projects across both the public and private sectors including Wheelabrator’s Kemsley, North Wales and Ferrybridge energy from waste developments. Alongside her law degree, Jess holds a Masters degree in Construction Law and Arbitration from Leeds Metropolitan University.

Mark Haselhurst

Mark Haselhurst Finance Director

Mark Haselhurst is DEML’s Finance Director, having joined the team in 2021. Prior to joining DEML, Mark has spent over 15 years operating as both advisor and developer within the waste industry, including holding the position of Finance Director at Wheelabrator where he led, structured and financially closed three complex energy from waste projects requiring a total of ~£750m of funding. This included the £330m project financing of Kemsley in 2016, a pathfinder transaction in the sector providing the blueprint for financially structuring energy from waste projects in the absence of long-term authority fuel contracts. Mark is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds an Economics degree from Nottingham University.

Neil Brothers

Neil Brothers Director of Operations and Technology

Neil Brothers joined the DEML team in 2022 as Director of Operations and Technology. Neil has a wealth of experience in energy from waste having spent 14 years at Veolia, where in his last role he was responsible for their Southern EfW region comprising five operational facilities processing 1.2 million Tonnes of waste annually. Also, Neil chaired the Environmental Services Association’s Energy from Waste working group from 2020 to 2022.

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