CEO, SOLAR TRADE ASSOCIATION
Paul Barwell joined the STA as CEO in March 2012. Prior to this he spent 18 months working as a renewable energy consultant, specialising in solar energy. In PV, Paul installed a 5kWp ground-based grid-tied system and an off-grid battery operated system, while in solar thermal, Paul helped to steer the design and manufacture process of a new UK manufacturer’s solar thermal vacuum tube. During the last 15 years, Paul has been a senior oil trader with a successful track record trading and marketing energy derivatives at JP Morgan, RBS Sempra, Bank of America, Koch and Goldman Sachs. In these roles he was a key provider of risk-management strategies for a broad and diverse international client base. Paul also built a highly profitable energy customer franchise and developed and ran a successful proprietary trading business. Paul started his career as a qualified management accountant (ACMA) at Goldman Sachs.