Since 2009, we’ve only ever done renewables.
We will only ever do renewables.

About Us

Taylor Hopkinson is a private equity-backed recruitment partner to clean energy infrastructure leaders in international markets, providing a refreshingly informed consultancy service in today’s crowded recruitment marketplace.

In 2017, we secured a seven-figure investment from London-based private equity firm, SEA Equity to back our ambitious international growth plans.

Established in February 2009, our business operates from headquarters in the Innovation and Technology Renewable Energy Zone at Strathclyde University, and centrally located offices in London, Valencia, USA, Mexico, Benelux, Taiwan and Singapore.

Our combined experience providing services to the global renewable and clean energy infrastructure markets exceeds 132 years. We have successfully completed assignments in 33 countries and 6 continents through our multilingual team of experts.

We focus on three core services: Executive SearchPermanent Recruitment and Contract/Interim Recruitment.

Our Clients

We support you through the full lifecycle of your onshore wind, offshore wind, solar, hydro, marine energy, energy storage, smart grid and bioenergy projects.

Our client-base includes utilities, IPPs, developers, private equity, OEMs, EPC contractors, consultancies and technology start-ups.

Meet The Team

Tom Hopkinson

CEO

Tom is the Founder and CEO of Taylor Hopkinson and he focuses on retained, executive search mandates, as well as, growing the TH business and teams across all regions. Supported by our team of researchers and consultants in international locations he advises our clients on building world class management teams at C-Suite and Director levels. His personal experience is heavily focused on the onshore and offshore wind sectors internationally. Through various teams in TH he also advises on assignments in solar, wave, tidal and biomass sectors.

He started his renewable energy search career in 2004 and built renewable energy search propositions for a multinational PLC and a start-up generalist recruitment business before deciding to set up Taylor Hopkinson Associates in 2009. This decision was driven by his passion for renewables and vision to create the world’s leading pure-play renewable energy recruitment consulting business.

Almost a decade on, Taylor Hopkinson operates through 8 international offices on 6 continents and have completed assignments in 33 countries and counting. Having attracted private equity investment in 2017, he and the team are now focused on further growth and expansion in mature and emerging renewable energy markets throughout the project life cycle.

+44 141 559 6160
tom@taylorhopkinson.com
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Jeff Anderson

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR – US

Jeff is integral to the growth of Taylor Hopkinson, brought in as the very first member of the team back in 2009.

Over the years Jeff has worked with the world’s leading developers, owners, operators and consultancies – the people who fund, build and support the global wind industry.

An impressive network and knowledge of Offshore Wind places Jeff at the top of his industry. Coordinating key hires and initiating strategic growth in emerging to field leading renewable energy businesses.

A passion to see the renewable energy sector evolve and expand has seen him move from Consultant to team Manager to Director of Business Development in the US. He is always looking for solutions to grow the industry- examining existing talent pools and discovering exciting talent with transferable skills.

+44 141 559 6160
jeff@taylorhopkinson.com
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Fiona McRae

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Fiona graduated with an MA in Literary Studies and Business from Glasgow University. Following several years with global recruitment firm Kelly Services and 2 years in South Australia in HR roles with St John Ambulance and Barminco Mining company, she joined Taylor Hopkinson in January 2010 as employee number 2.

A certified Associate Member of CIPD and Thomas International Practitioner, Fiona manages the Operations and Finance teams to provide full operational and HR support on individual projects, and to the business as a whole.

Fiona is a passionate music fan, having spent time promoting bands and DJs during and after University. She is also very active, enjoying snowboarding and camping and travel whenever time allows.

+44 141 559 6160
fiona@taylorhopkinson.com
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Donna Ellcock

DIRECTOR, OFFSHORE WIND – CONTRACT

Donna focuses on the provision of contract professionals to the Energy and Marine industries worldwide, as well as managing, supporting and growing the Contract Team in London. Her experience encompasses the entire spectrum of Offshore Project and Marine Personnel disciplines during the full project cycle of offshore construction projects.

She started her career in Renewables in 2009, when she was supplying back deck, site and project office personnel to various offshore wind and subsea cable projects.  During this time she managed a team with over 250 contractors working on offshore projects worldwide.

Donna followed her education with 5 years’ service in the Royal Navy where she was responsible for the travel, logistics and administration of all personnel on-board the various ships and bases.  Her first-hand experience of living and working offshore has held her in good stead for a successful career in supplying contactors to the marine industry.

+44 141 559 6160
donna@taylorhopkinson.com
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Neil Brown

HEAD OF OFFSHORE WIND – CONTRACT

Neil has over 12 years’ commercial management  experience and also holds a BSc in Quantity  Surveying from the Glasgow Caledonian  University.

Since 2011 Neil has specialised in renewable energy  recruitment, with his primary focus being on the offshore  wind sector. With over seven years’ experience with  Taylor Hopkinson Neil has a track record in Europe, China  and Taiwan for delivering permanent and freelance  assignments for global market leaders in the Offshore Wind sector.

He has delivered across the entire lifecycle of wind energy  projects including financial/technical due diligence,  project development, fabrication/manufacturing, HSSE,  construction/installation/package management, offshore  client representatives, commissioning and O&M.

+44 141 559 6160
neil@taylorhopkinson.com
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Jamie Taylor

HEAD OF SOLAR & STORAGE, EMEA & APAC

Jamie, since joining Taylor Hopkinson in 2013, has developed the company’s activity across international markets, leading market entry for the business in Asia, Australia, Middle East and Africa, and assisting our Spanish team with LatAm market entry.

As part of the globalisation of the business, Jamie has completed assignments in a multitude of renewable energy technologies including onshore wind, offshore wind, solar, energy storage, biomass, CHP and energy to waste.

As a Partner within Taylor Hopkinson, Jamie now leads the Solar & Energy Storage business across global markets and manages a multi-lingual team to deliver a best-in-class service to many of the leading names in the sector. He and his team have an enviable track record within the solar and energy storage sectors and have a keen focus on the APAC and EMEA regions. He works collaboratively with TH’s offices in Iberia, Mexico, Singapore and Boston to ensure a truly global presence within the sector.

Jamie has cemented himself and Taylor Hopkinson as a leader in the solar and energy storage recruitment space, becoming the recruitment partner of choice to leading manufacturers, developers, EPC companies, investors, asset owners, technical consultancies and operators. In addition to managing teams across multiple offices, he personally delivers retained or exclusive assignments at mid to C-level and takes pride in completing the near ‘impossible-to-fill’ mandates.

+44 141 559 6160
jamie@taylorhopkinson.com
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Clint Harrison

HEAD OF WIND

Within Taylor Hopkinson, Clint focuses on the onshore and offshore wind market servicing companies across the Investment Fund, Utility, EPC and OEM sectors. He has delivered critical search mandates across the full asset lifecycle, from early project development through to asset operations.  Clint holds a Bachelor of Surveying from the University of Otago in New Zealand and has over 13 years’ experience in the renewable and sustainable infrastructure sectors within the European and APAC markets.

+44 7718 325 565
clint@taylorhopkinson.com
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Lucas Hofmann Bellver

HEAD OF IBERIA & LATAM

Lucas joined Taylor Hopkinson to lead the Iberia and LATAM team. Based in Spain, he specialises in Onshore Wind and Solar PV, covering the entire project lifecycle recruiting for both technical and commercial roles.

Following several years working as a Business Lawyer in one of the top tier Spanish law firms, Lucas moved into the recruitment and executive search markets, successfully completing multiple international assignments during the last 4 years in Latin America and southern Europe.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from ESADE University and a Master’s Degree in Business Law from the same Business School. Lucas speaks fluent German, Spanish and English.

tel:+34 627065308
lucas@taylorhopkinson.com
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Lesley Murray

FINANCE DIRECTOR

Lesley joined Taylor Hopkinson in 2017 as Head of Finance. She is a certified member of CIMA with overall responsibility for financial and taxation matters across the business.

Lesley has over 15 years’ finance experience working for a number of companies across a variety of industries. She has been working in the renewables industry for the last 6 years, having previously worked with a leading international consultancy.

tel:+44 141 559 6160
enquire@taylorhopkinson.com
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Ali McWalter

HEAD OF DIGITAL & MARKETING

Ali has a Masters in Multimedia Communications and has been in the business of Design and Communications since 2004.

He’s happy working in many fields. Delivering digital marketing strategies, branding, designing for print or digital, illustrating or animating. He and his team have it  covered.

Ali’s small multilingual team of design and social media experts make sure all sides of any marketing campaign succeed. They deliver with craft, accuracy and detailed thought.

tel:+44 7715 027 922
ali@taylorhopkinson.com
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Want to Join the Team?

We are always keen to speak to talented and driven individuals who believe they can contribute to our mission.