Lisa McDermott

Executive Director, Project Finance

Lisa has over 23 years’ experience in structured finance and, since 2013, has been part of the Project Finance team of ABN AMRO, where she leads the bank’s energy transition financing activities.

During that time Lisa has spearheaded ABN AMRO’s growth in the wind, solar, geothermal and bioenergy sectors in Europe and is actively engaged in the development and financing of newer technologies to support the energy transition such as hydrogen, batteries and advanced biofuels.

Lisa started her career as a lawyer with Clifford Chance before going on to hold various senior origination, structuring and management roles within the financial industry.

Lisa hold a joint first class honours degree in Common and Civil Law with French from Queen’s University, Belfast and Sciences Politiques, Bordeaux and a postgraduate diploma in law from the Nottingham Trent University. Lisa is listed amongst the 100 most influential women working globally in the wind industry in the Women’s Power List published by A Word About Wind.

07 Dec
 - 12:15 GMT
Panel Discussion

As subsidies wane across Europe, there is a need for generators to look at their routes to market and much has been said of the merchant model but are investors ready to take on the risk of merchant projects?

  • What’s the cost of capital for these deals going to look like?
  • Which risks are acceptable as you approach a merchant project and which need to be hedged?
  • What hedging mechanisms are in the market?
  • Is the cPPA market deep enough to protect the bottom line?