Julian Richardson, Founder, Parhelion
Julian started his career in the re/insurance sector in 1992. He was a producing broker at Marsh focusing on oil and gas business in the Middle East and Africa. He helped lead the development of products and business opportunities within the carbon market for the wider MMC group of companies which included Marsh, Mercer & Putnam. In 2004 he joined GE Insurance Solutions and was a senior underwriting risk manager responsible for the energy and marine portfolio of the Global Markets business. He was a member of the Global Market executive committee and was the FSA approved person for the London legal entity. In 2006 Julian founded Parhelion, a specialist climate risk and finance company who offer an insurance solution for CCO invalidation risk.
Julian has recently developed a risk and finance mechanism on behalf of Power Africa to support private sector geothermal development in East Africa. He launched a global platform on behalf of the G20 to accelerate large scale private sector investment in to climate compatible development. Julian has an MBA from Cranfield School of Management where his dissertation was on Carbon Trading Risk in 2001. He is a Research Associate at Texas A&M University, Geochemical and Environmental Research Group.