Our team at AE have a unique complement of skills and experience which enable us able to work with partners to activate new energy projects in complex and remote places.

Our Team

Dr. John Marsh

Managing Director and Co-Founder

John has 25 years' experience in International Development in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, with experience leading projects that develop markets and enterprises to create impact. He has spent extensive time in remote areas, working closely with communities, businesses and government designing and leading projects that deliver lasting local change.


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Neil Salisbury

Director & Co-Founder

Neil has 30 years of experience in climate, energy, nature and ESG.  He is an entrepreneur and investor having founded several companies in the climate, energy, and nature related fields.  He has extensive experience in climate finance and working in regional and remote communities to develop and implement projects.


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Ed Cavanough

Advisor and Co-Founder

Ed is an Australian researcher and Pacific Island’s specialist with operational experience across the Pacific, South East and Central Asia, and the Horn of Africa. From 2015-2022, Ed was Director of Policy at the McKell institute, an Australian think-tank, where he led policy research and analysis on Pacific energy poverty. His analysis and commentary on the region is well regarded, and has appeared in the Washington Post, the Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, and more.


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Partner with AE

AE is on a mission to tackle the barriers prohibiting clean energy investment in markets most in need.

We welcome partnerships with for-profit, NGO, philanthropic, government and multilateral entities who share our vision for a world free of energy poverty, and are looking for new and meaningful ways to deploy their resources.