About us

A Word About Wind is the world’s biggest community for people working on the financial side of the global wind industry.

Who we are

We founded A Word About Wind in 2012 because we wanted to empower people in the wind industry to build a cleaner and fairer world. We owe that to current and future generations.

A Word About Wind is the world’s biggest community for people working on the financial side of the global wind industry.

We help people in our 6,500-strong community to grow their businesses in two main ways.

First, we run events that let them hear from the key players in the global wind industry and build their networks; and second, we publish over 100 email briefings each year to help them make better business decisions, along with reports and bespoke research projects.

Who our members are

We are proud to count some of the biggest names and key players in wind energy amongst our members.

Our community has its strongest presence in Europe and the US, but is spread all around the world.

More than half of our community members are head of department, director or C-suite.

Meet the team

Adam Barber

Adam Barber

Group Managing Director
A Word About Wind, Tamarindo Group

A recognised industry commentator within the finance and renewable energy markets, Adam left a City-based investor relations firm to found A Word About Wind in 2010. The business now forms a part of parent company, Tamarindo Group. Having first published A Word About Wind in November of that same year, Adam remains an active participant and commentator on the conference circuit and plays a key role in the strategic development of the membership platform and service.

Richard Heap

Richard Heap

Editor-in-Chief
A Word About Wind

Richard has spent his whole working life in business journalism, focusing on sectors including energy, property and technology. His previous roles include assistant editor at award-winning magazine Property Week; and research manager at Sunday Times Fast Track. He joined A Word About Wind in early 2014, and focuses on delivering vital financial news, insight and analysis.

Ilaria Valtimora

Ilaria Valtimora

Senior Project Manager
A Word About Wind

Ilaria joined A Word About Wind as an analyst in October 2016. Ilaria's background is in economics and banking, and she started her career working for some major Italian banks. Before joining A Word About Wind, she spent three years at forex broker Fidelis, analysing and writing about foreign exchange markets for private clients and media groups including Bloomberg.

Ravi Zaver

Ravi Zaver

Business Development Director
A Word About Wind

Ravi has over 10 years of experience within the events industry. He has worked across multiple sectors which include architecture and interior design, building and construction, natural gas and LNG, and renewables. During this time, he has been a trusted advisor to some of the largest, most recognisable businesses from across the world developing their growth strategies through all manner of marketing channels including exhibitions, conferences, award ceremonies, advertising, and thought leadership. Away from his desk, he is a keen musician and enjoys visiting theatres and concert halls.

María Crespo Apastegui

María Crespo Apastegui

Event Operations Manager
A Word About Wind

Hailing from Spain, María has a background in arts and culture PR and uses her exceptional organisation skills to play the lead role in delivering our series of events across the year including our conferences and award programmes.

Liza Roure

Liza Roure

Senior Sales Executive
A Word About Wind

Liza relocated to Oxford, UK from New York city in 2018. Her background is in business development, marketing, and events, and includes financial, energy, and legal industry media and publishing. Her passions include negotiating win-win agreements and meeting and connecting interesting people.

Outside of office hours, she can often be found writing and recording new music.

Craig Bowles

Craig Bowles

Client Executive
A Word About Wind

With a background of management in retail communications, Craig joined A Word About Wind in October 2019. He applies his experience with customer satisfaction when dealing with our new business clients. Fun fact, Craig is a descendant of Victorian novelist and poet, Thomas Hardy.