Wentworth Clean Power's Core Team

The team has completed a number of complex thermal renewable energy projects worldwide in a development, financing and delivery role. These include combined heat and power (CHP) WtE plants.


Philip Spanos

Philip Spanos leads Wentworth Clean Power. He has more than 25-years’ experience in the power industry, successfully developing, financing and delivering major conventional and renewable projects. After serving with the Royal Navy, his early experience was with GEC, Cegelec and ALSTOM Power. As Head of Portfolio Funding for Carbon Trust, he designed and implemented landmark financings for their low-carbon businesses, such as Partnerships for Renewables and Low Carbon Workplace. As Director, Project Development for BWSC in Denmark, he defined and introduced the strategy that saw BWSC complete development and construction of multiple UK-biomass projects and also initiate and secure innovative funding associations. He has been preparing for WCP since 2014, analysing and researching all aspects of the market and its actors. He was educated at Imperial College, London, both undergraduate and postgraduate.

Vasso-Athene Spanos

Before transitioning into renewable energy, Vasso-Athene Spanos spent 13 years in the City of London at Baring Asset Management (BAM) where she was responsible for the structuring, implementation, corporate management and account management of specialist investment company funds for institutional and HNW investors. Since then, Vasso has worked with Carbon Trust on major fundraisings for their Partnerships for Renewables, Low Carbon Workplace and Connective Energy businesses. Vasso also completed a fundraising assignment for Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor in respect of a portfolio of UK-based biomass projects. She received a BA from King’s College, University of London and an MBA from City University – now Bayes – Business School.

Team Leaders

Richard Spanos

Project development. With a background in medicine and international disaster management, Richard’s role is to ensure WCP’s projects meet their social and environmental targets. His focus on the circular economy encapsulates national economic and policy requirements. As the role of corporations becomes increasingly relevant in securing the future of our climate, Richard is helping WCP develop innovative and sustainable methods for supporting the UK waste economy.


WCP's Project Capabilities

  • Development
  • Technical & Engineering
  • Financial
  • Feedstock Contracting & Sourcing (spot & long-term)
  • Offtakes
  • O&M Management & Asset Management
  • Construction Management & Commissioning