Matthew Simpson

Head of Commercial, Africa, Mainstream

Matthew joined Mainstream in 2021 as Head of Commercial, Africa. In this role, Matthew leads the commercial function to secure PPA’s for wind and solar PV projects, involving tendering, structuring, negotiation, due diligence and ultimately close.

Before Mainstream, Matthew worked at Eaglestone Capital Advisory, a project finance advisory boutique. During this period, Matthew advised several power and infrastructure clients on several corporate and project finance transactions across Africa. Previously, he was employed by Macquarie Capital Johannesburg, as part of the infrastructure sector team specialising in financial modelling, transaction and debt and equity procurement advisory.

Matthew is a Chartered Accountant, and a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. He holds a Bachelor of Business Science, Finance Honours Degree, together with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Accounting from the University of Cape Town.