Meet the team

Nick Horler (1959)


Nick brings extensive power generation and distribution experience, having spent his career in energy. He was eight years on the board of EoN UK and CEO of Scottish Power until October 2010. Formerly Chairman of the Energy & Natural Resources Advisory Board at KPMG. With strong links to UK energy policy makers (currently Chairman of the UK Power Reserve), Nick continues to be instrumental in managing relationships and networks which directly affect both the interconnector and tidal energy development assets.

Declan Gaudion (1964)

Executive Director

Declan is one of the original founders of ARE. A former senior civil servant with the States of Alderney, Declan brings extensive knowledge of Harbour, Pilotage and Sea Fisheries operations to ARE. He is also coxswain of the RNLI all weather lifeboat stationed in Alderney.  With a family heritage on the island of Alderney stretching over several hundred years, Declan is well placed to understand the local culture and to manage community relations.  He also serves as a focal point for interaction with regulators as necessary to facilitate develoment or construction projects as they arise.

Jacques Chatelet (1958)

Non-executive Director

As a mechanical/process and energy graduate engineer, Jacques has spent more than 30 years in many different industries, from food to compressor, laser and special high tech machines.  He held several technical vice president positions, up to managing director.

In 2016 Jacques was appointed Chief Operating Officer for OpenHydro in Ireland.  Jacques is currently the French Country Manager for OpenHydro and also the Industrial/Operational Director for Naval Energies in Paris.

Sean Murphy (1961)

Non-executive Director

Head of Commercial Development

OpenHydro/Naval Energies

Christopher McFadyen (1951)

Non-executive Director

Christopher, both a Chartered and Certified accountant, is a founding director of Consortia Partnership Limited, a Jersey registered trust company specialising in trust and fund administration. He sits on the boards of a number of substantial private companies and specialises in areas of corporate governance, regulatory compliance, financial analysis, forensic accounting and litigation support.