C-Zero Management Team

Our diverse team provides expert technical, regulatory and market advice to businesses, renewable asset owners, investors, landowners, local authorities and financial institutions.

Charles Ward


Project Origination And Offsets

Charlie, since 1997 has worked the energy and green markets. From 2004 he was a fund manager for a London-based multi-family office, focussing on physical and financial energy commodity markets.

Charlie has a strong background and track record in renewable PPAs (power purchase agreements) and leads on C-Zero offset certificate markets. More recently, Charlie has been working with clients to reduce carbon emissions through biodiversity and sustainability projects.

  • charles.ward@c-zeromarkets.com


Certificate Operations and Compliance

Mike has 20 years of experience working in international shipping with the last 15 years in commercial roles in the Oil, Gas and freight markets.

Mike joined C-Zero in early 2021 to develop Renewable Energy Certificates of Origin (REGO and RGGO) and Carbon Offset markets.

Mike is specifically interested in decarbonising shipping by sourcing sustainable and credible carbon offsets for clients within the global maritime supply chain.

  • mike.ridler@c-zeromarkets.com

Mike Ridler
Bruce Brown


Client Partnerships

Bruce is passionate about carbon reduction and creating solutions for business to meet their climate goals. In 2021 he co-founded C-Zero as a platform to deliver on these objectives.
Over the past 20 years, he has been involved in developing a broad spectrum of energy projects emphasising renewable technologies. He was initially developing a waste biogas plant in the early 2000s. He set up a Bygen Power in 2010, focussing on solar panel wholesale investment through the critical UK market development period.
Bruce has held various senior management and board positions, including a AIM, listed offshore oil and gas seismic survey contractor, responsible for growing the offshore wind farm sub-seabed imaging capability.

At C-Zero, Bruce focuses on developing partnerships through the value chain. From the bottom up, he has in-depth knowledge of carbon emissions calculation and compliance markets. He has extensive relationships with off-set providers from the top-down to enable carbon mitigation and reduction for C-Zero clients.
Bruce works with C-Zero’s clients and partners to originate and trade their necessary market implements.

  • bruce.brown@c-zeromarkets.com


Structuring And Reporting

Gareth started his career as a consultant at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and then spent the next 15 years in European energy markets as a trader, analyst and originator in physical and financial Power, Gas, Coal and Carbon markets.

He has worked as an analyst and trader for Italian oil major ENI and then went on to work as Director of Gas and Power trading at BNP Paribas Fortis.

At C-Zero, Gareth is responsible for structuring trades and commercial agreements. He also leads on green gas markets and reporting.

  • gareth.goodall@c-zeromarkets.com

Gareth Goodall

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