Appointed by HM Government, January 2012 and assumed chairmanship of the fund in November 2016.
Richard is currently chairman of the board of trustees of the Pension Super Fund.
He is also a trustee of the James Neill pension plan.
Richard was appointed CBE for services to the nuclear industry in 2020.
Richard Wohanka joined the Union Bancaire Privée in October 2009 as CEO of Asset Management and Alternative Investments. With more than twenty years' experience in asset management, Richard has an impressive track record of successfully growing the businesses he ran. A specialist in international finance, he was CEO of Fortis Investment Management from 2001 to 2009 and CEO of WestLB Asset Management from 1998 to 2001. Before this, he worked for thirteen years with Banque Paribas, three of which he spent as CEO of Asset Management.
Richard is multilingual and is an economic history graduate of both Harvard and Cambridge.
Robert Armour, OBE
Robert Armour was appointed a director/trustee of the NLF in June 2013 having been nominated by EDF Energy.
He currently holds a number of non executive appointments including Brockwell Energy Group, Eneus, and Opportuneo. He is a senior counsel at Gowlings, an international legal practice.
Previously, Robert was deputy chairman of Nugen, chair of the Scottish Council for Development and Industry and Smarter Grid Solutions, and independent director of the Oil & Gas Authority, General Counsel at British Energy Group and its predecessor companies (1990 – 2009) and was formerly a member of the Civil Nuclear Police Authority. He lives in Edinburgh and was awarded the OBE for services to the electricity industry in 2007.
Margaret was appointed as a director/trustee by HM Government in April 2020.
Margaret had a 28 year career with KPMG LLP. She was a partner specialising in taxation and infrastructure investment for 16 years. She had a leading role in building the firm’s $1bn pa. global infrastructure practice. She was responsible for leading UK and international tax due diligence and tax structuring services on major M&A transactions and public private partnerships. She founded KPMG’s global Sovereign Wealth, Pension and Infrastructure Funds group and facilitated its discussions with OECD and country tax authorities. She also held senior UK management roles, responsible for HR and partner development, performance and engagement.
Currently, Margaret is a non-executive director and is Chair of the Audit Committee of VH Global Sustainable Energy Opportunities Fund plc. She is also a non-executive director and is Chair of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee of AVI Japan Opportunity Trust plc. She is a member of The Infrastructure Forum Advisory Council.
Margaret was a non-executive board member and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Department for Exiting the European Union from 2017 until its closure in 2020. She was also a Trustee and Chair of the Audit Committee of The London School of Architecture until 2020.
She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, qualified in 1988. She has an MA (hons) in History from Edinburgh University.
Catherine Cripps was appointed as a director and trustee by HM Government in November 2017. She has had a long career in financial services, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) in 1989.
Currently, Catherine is a non-executive director of Goldman Sachs International and Goldman Sachs International Bank where she chairs the board Risk Committees and sits on the Board Audit Committees. Until very recently she was also a non-executive director of CQS Management Ltd., a c$18bn credit-focused multi-strategy asset manager, where she chaired the Remuneration Committee and sat on the Audit Committee. She was a non-executive director of Merian Global Investors Ltd. until its sale to Jupiter Fund Management plc on 1 July 2020.
Catherine was an Investment Director at GAM from 2006 to 2011 where she was Head of Research for the Multi-Manager team and head of the Segregated Accounts business. Prior to GAM, Catherine was CEO of a multi-strategy fund of hedge fund manager, Aida Capital Limited, which she joined shortly after its inception in 2001. Previously, she held various positions in equity derivatives trading, risk management and product control at different investment banks, including Credit Suisse and Bankers Trust. Between 1995 and 1998 Catherine was based in Asia, both Hong Kong and Singapore.
Catherine holds an MA in Physics from Oxford University and has more recently completed a period of postgraduate research at Imperial College, London, specialising in Quantum Information.
Dr Martin Grant, FREng
Martin Grant was appointed as a Director / Trustee of the NLF on 1 December 2020, having been nominated by EDF Energy.
Martin has 35 years' experience in the energy sector having spent his career largely with Atkins plc, the engineering consultant, until retiring in 2020.
Martin was CEO of Atkins' Energy Division for 10 years and as such was responsible for all the company's engineering activities in the nuclear, oil & gas and renewables industries.
He has a particular interest in late life issues associated with ageing energy assets.
Martin has a first degree in engineering from Edinburgh University and a PhD in fluid mechanics from The City University, London.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He is currently a Trustee of the Royal Academy of Engineering.