Peter Leighton

Peter Leighton

Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder, RE Royalties

Peter Leighton is an experienced renewable energy executive with over 20 years of experience in project development and mergers and acquisitions in the energy sector. He is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of RE Royalties, an innovative finance company specializing in renewable energy. With climate change a pressing issue globally, RE Royalties has become an important source of capital for renewable energy projects. In 2016, RE Royalties officially launched as the first company to take the royalty-financing model, well proven in other industries, and apply it to the renewable energy sector. RE Royalties is a publicly traded company on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “RE”.

Peter is the former President and Chief Operating Officer of Finavera, where he delivered $750 million worth of wind energy projects from the embryonic stages of development through to the ready to build stage. He also worked as the Chief Operating Officer of Accenture’s Business Services for Utilities, the Director of Clean Energy B.C. from 2010 to 2016, and Health Shared Services B.C. from 2009 to 2018. This year Peter was named as an Honouree to Canada’s Clean50 for 2020. Peter holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (BSc) in Geography/ Geology from Queen’s University and a Master, Business Administration (MBA) from the University of British Columbia.



Sessions with this Speaker

Workshop: How to Pitch to Investors and Raise Capital

In RE Royalties workshop session, How to Pitch Investors to Raise Capital, you will learn how to tell your story to different types of investors. Pitching is very different than selling; to be successful you need to understand how to deliver your message. We will share our personal successes and struggles with attendees so you can learn what works and what doesn’t.

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Peter Leighton Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder, RE Royalties
Bernard Tan Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, RE Royalties