C Quest Capital
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
Ken Newcombe has over 30 years of experience in developing financially viable sustainable energy and forestry projects around the world for entities including Goldman Sachs, Climate Change Capital and the Carbon Finance Unit of the World Bank Group. At the World Bank, he started the first public-private partnership Carbon Fund, which went on to pioneer the global carbon market. He also managed the growth of the World Bank’s carbon finance business to a total of eight carbon funds and a billion dollars under management and instigated an additional $900 million investment fund for industrial gas destruction projects in China. As CEO of CQC, Ken is responsible for raising capital for and managing the overall execution of CQC’s portfolio of projects around the world; he also provides strategic advice as director of each CQC affiliate. He began his career in the energy sector as the first Head of Energy Planning in Papua New Guinea and as General Manager of its power utility.