I joined NBS in September 2011 as a lecturer in Corporate Finance having already taught as an Associate Tutor for six months. Previously I spent 20 years in investment banking and investment management for European financial institutions.  I moved from structured finance lending at Deutsche Bank to infrastructure financial advisory work with Barclays Capital into investment management with Innisfree, ING and Climate Change Capital.

I graduated from Loughborough University with a first class BA (Hons) in Business Administration with a modern language and also hold an MBA in Strategic Carbon Management with distinction from UEA.

I am a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Key Research Interests

I am interested in research in the areas of responsible investment, carbon finance, project finance.

I am currently working on my PhD (part-time) looking at the impact of climate change on the cost of capital.

Publication of Book Chapter:

Diaz-Rainey, I, Finegan, A, Ibikunle, G, Tulloch, D (2014) ‘Institutional Investment in the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme’, In: Hawley, J, Hoepner, A, Johnson, K, Sandberg, J, Waitzer, E (Eds.), Handbook of Institutional Investment and Fiduciary Duty, Cambridge University Press & UN Principles For Responsible Investment (with foreword by Al Gore)

Research Group Membership

Accounting, Finance and Governance Research Group

Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research

Teaching Interests

I am module organiser for the following MBA modules:

NBS-M036 Investment Appraisal and Valuation (Full-time MBA)

NBS-AMB20 Corporate Finance (Executive MBA)


I also teach on the following third year undergraduate module:

NBS-3A8Y International Financial Services


External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

I am a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and a member of the CFA Institute.

I provide consultancy services for investment/fund managers in the renewable energy sector, advising on the set-up of funds (listed and GP/LP structures) and the portfolio/asset management activities.  Clients have included Climate Change Capital, Temporis Capital and Greencoat Capital.

I am involved in the Young Enterprise Company Scheme as a mentor for our third year undergraduate students who act as business advisers to groups of local sixth form students setting up their own companies.


Administrative Posts

Associate Director for Enterprise, Engagement and External Relations