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Nicholas Wrigley

Founder and CEO
Winch Energy Group

Nicholas Wrigley founded the Winch Energy Group in 2008 and currently serves as the CEO and Executive Chairman. Winch has successfully developed, constructed and operated over 300 MW of solar plants in Europe. Winch is currently focused on the off-grid market and has developed World leading off-grid technology with its Remote Power Unit and is developing rural projects in some 10 African and Latin American countries. Nicholas is also a founding partner of UPC Renewables LLC, a leading global wind power developer with operating businesses in the US, Asia and North Africa. Up to July 2017, Nicholas also managed the African Platform at UPC culminating in the successful development and construction of the 120 MW wind power plant in Khalladi, Morocco; UPC has developed more than 2,000MW of operating wind projects. Prior to founding Winch Energy Group and UPC, Nicholas served as partner at the international law firm Clifford Chance LLP from 1995 to 2006, where he joined in 1987. He served as Managing Partner for Clifford Chance Italy from 2001 to 2006 and served as Head of Continental Europe of Clifford Chance LLP from 2003 to 2005. Nicholas is an English Solicitor and is admitted to the Law Society of England and Wales and the Italian Bar, and holds a BA in Law from Sussex University, where he obtained his BA in Law in 1984.

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