About Respira

What we do

Respira International is an impact-driven carbon finance business. Our high-quality carbon credits allow corporations and financial institutions to mitigate their environmental impact.

Acting as principal, Respira enters into long-term, large volume off-take contracts with carbon projects globally, in turn enabling buyers to progressively achieve emissions reductions targets.

Importantly this unlocks capital to invest in the creation and acceleration of carbon removal and reduction projects around the world, many of which generate additional benefits to ecosystems and communities.

Solutions

Respira’s proposition creates win-win solutions for both carbon credit buyers and project developers.

Respira provides solutions to corporates and asset managers who are mitigating their carbon emissions as part of a broader climate strategy.

As an institutional counterparty, Respira provides carbon buyers with access to diversified projects, the certainty of future supply and price, and alleviation of reputational risk.

For project developers, acting as principal, we provide long-term underwritten contracts. Our contracts ensure transparent, equitable revenue shares flow back to project developers and communities creating alignment and connectivity.

Using carbon credits to offset should not come at the expense of reducing one’s own emissions but are a vital stepping-stone towards the decarbonisation of the global economy as low-carbon and carbon-reduction technology is developed and deployed at a greater scale.

Team

Our multi-disciplinary team of business leaders combines capital markets solutions and structuring expertise with sector specialists who have deep knowledge of carbon markets and conservation projects.

Robin Bowie

Co-founder and Director

Founded Dexion Capital and developed it into a leading alternative investment bank; acquired by Fidante Partners in 2015.

Ana Haurie

Co-founder and CEO

30 years’ finance experience, including as CEO of Dexion Capital, driving the growth and establishment of a leading boutique investment bank.

Will Close-Brooks

Director, Business Development

15 years’ experience in carbon finance and sustainable investment, combining legal, commercial and trading activities with ecosecurities, LO3 Energy and Investing For Good.

Ed Hewitt

Director Natural Climate Solutions

Over 10 years’ experience in environmental finance. Founded the Africa Forest Carbon Catalyst with leading environmental NGO, The Nature Conservancy. Previously with BP Alternative Energy working on CCS and renewables.

Gordon Rowan

Director of Structured and Sustainable Finance

20 years’ experience in structured finance and insurance and has worked across origination, restructuring, and portfolio management, predominantly at insurer Ambac Assurance UK, where he was also a member of Investment Committee. He started his career at Deloitte in London.

Hiba Larsson

COO Respira Middle East

15 years’ experience in finance focusing on agricultural investments, including UBS and New Hope Group. NED of OneFarm, a vertical farming business.

Jake Goedhuis

Sales Manager

Sales manager with 11 years’ experience in the energy industry. Speaks Russian, Spanish and French, completed CFA level 1 and has run the New York marathon.

Josh Schaefer

Portfolio Director

10 years’ experience in carbon finance focusing on REDD+ projects with Permian Global; formerly a Financial Services and Economic consultant at Charles River Associates.

Roberto Cengarle

Head of Corporate Client Relations

Over 30 years’ experience in the financial industry, covering different roles in investment banking, asset management, private equity and real estate, with BZW, UBS, Socgen, Citigroup and Serone Capital Management.

Chris Villiers

Director of Portfolio Management

20 years’ experience in finance including carbon markets. Previously Head of Portfolio Management at EcoSecurities; venture capital and energy investment at Guinness Asset Management.

Peter Christie

Finance Director

Chartered Accountant with more than 10 years’ experience in financial and commercial management roles, starting with PwC before moving into the energy industry.

Edward Humphries

General Counsel

Over 20 years' experience advising in relation to commodities and the broader energy sector; previously a partner at Orrick and consistently recognised by legal directories as a market leading advisor.

Jen Stebbing

Communications Advisor

20 years’ experience in communications with a recent focus on climate and nature. Previously Business for Nature, the Independent and Evening Standard, Royal Household and Mirova Natural Capital.

Joel Krueger

Advisor

Advisor to Aon Chief Investment Officer related to insurance investment practice. Formerly, Regional Investment Officer for Prudential plc’s Life Insurance businesses in Asia.