Iain McClea

General Counsel

Iain joined the Octopus Investments Australia team as General Counsel in May 2019, having previously been Head of Legal for the UK Energy Investments Team. Since 2016, Iain supported the UK team on the management of new investment within its $5 billion-plus energy portfolio.

Before joining Octopus, Iain worked at Lightsource BP, where he assisted with the development of over 1GW of solar projects in the UK and Europe. Iain’s background is in energy M&A, construction and project finance, having worked for law firms in New Zealand and Norton Rose Fulbright in the UK.

Iain has a double degree from the University of Otago, New Zealand majoring in Law and Politics and is a member of the New Zealand Law Society (application to the Law Society of Victoria is pending).