People

“Our recent technical and commercial achievements are a clear demonstration of the skills and knowledge of the ITM Power team.”

Prof Roger Putnam CBE
Non-Executive Chairman


Board

Dr Graham Cooley, CEO

Dr Graham Cooley
Chief Executive Officer

Graham joined ITM Power as CEO in 2009. Before that Graham was Business Development Manager in National Power plc and spent 11 years in the power industry developing energy storage and generation technologies.

Before joining ITM Power Graham was CEO of Sensortec Ltd, founding CEO of Metalysis Ltd, a spin out of Cambridge University and founding CEO of Antenova Ltd.

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Dr Simon Bourne, CTO

Dr Simon Bourne
Chief Technology Officer

Simon joined ITM in 2002 as a Technical Manager and has been one of the leading scientists involved in the development of ITM’s suite of patented membrane materials.

Before joining ITM Simon was a project engineer with Sonatest Plc and a researcher with the Ministry of Defence.

Simon has a BSc Hons in Materials Science from UMIST and a PhD from Cranfield University.

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Non-Executive Board

Prof Roger Putnam CBE
Non-Executive Chairman

Roger Putnam is a former Chairman of Ford of Britain, ex-President of the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders and a member of the Government’s Energy Review Partnership and Automotive Innovation and Growth Team.

The Partnership will report to the Chancellor on the country’s future energy strategy and the AIGT to the Prime Minister on alternative fuels and transport.

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Sir Roger Bone
Non-Executive Director

Sir Roger is the President of Boeing UK, Non-Executive Director of F&C Investment Trust plc, Non-Executive Director and Trustee of the National Centre for Universities and Business and a Prime Minister’s honorary UKTI Ambassador for British Business. Previously he has been Ambassador to Brazil and Sweden and Assistant Under Secretary of State in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

Sir Roger is a graduate of Oxford University, and former Visiting Fellow at Harvard University. He is also a Trustee of the Royal United Services Institute.

Peter Hargreaves
Non-Executive Director

Peter joined the board of ITM in February 2004 as a Non-Executive Director.

After qualifying as a chartered accountant he was employed by KPMG, Unisys and Whitbread and Company Limited.

In 1981 he founded the national investment brokerage Hargreaves Lansdown Plc where he remains an Executive Director.

Lord Roger Freeman
Non-Executive Director

Lord Freeman is a member of the House of Lords and is currently Chairman of Thales Holdings (UK) Plc and a Non-Executive Director of Thales S.A.; Chairman of the Advisory Board of PricewaterhouseCoopers (UK) and a consultant to RP&C International.

Details of Lord Freeman’s distinguished political career can be found in his biography on the Parliament website


Business Development

Prof Marcus Newborough, Development Director

Prof Marcus Newborough
Development Director

Marcus Newborough is Head of Passive Electrolyser Systems and Business Development at ITM.

Previously he was the Royal Academy of Engineering Research Professor in Energy and Environmental Engineering at Heriot-Watt University.

Marcus has 25 years research experience in energy systems.

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Phil Doran, Managing Director, ITM Power GmbH Germany

Phil Doran
MD, ITM Power GmbH Germany

Phil joined ITM in July 2011 as Managing Director of ITM Power GmbH Germany.

Phil is a former investment banker and economist, who spent most of his banking career at UBS in Frankfurt, where he was Global Head of H2&FC.

He is a founding member of Fuel Cells Europe.

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Dr Rachel Smith, Operations Manager

Dr Rachel Smith
Operations Manager

Rachel has worked for ITM since its incorporation in 2002. Starting as a research scientist Rachel has a solid background in ITM materials and their use in electrochemical cells.

She has worked on and managed various externally funded projects and now acts as the funding co-ordinator for ITM’s activities. Rachel also manages ITM’s patent and trademark portfolio.

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Stephen Jones, Business Development Manager

Stephen Jones
Business Development Manager

Steve is ITM’s Business Development Manager and has been working for ITM since 2005. Having worked within core research, product testing and product development Steve has been involved in developing ITM’s suite of patented membrane materials and manufacturing processes and has an excellent understanding of all aspects of ITM’s technology.

Steve has managed a number of successful projects for ITM.

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Charles Purkess, Marketing & PR Manager

Charles Purkess
Marketing and PR Manager

Charles joined ITM in November 2008, as Marketing and PR officer to raise the profile of ITM Power and its technology, highlighting its application for decarbonising transport and the built environment, to policy makers, industry and the media.

Prior to joining Charles spent 12 years in environmental consultancy specialising in environmental liability associated with hydrocarbons for the insurance, transport and fuel sectors.

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Rebecca Markillie, Marketing & Communications PA to CEO

Rebecca Markillie
Marketing, Comms & PA to CEO

Rebecca joined ITM in 2007 and coordinates all of the companies communication and marketing activities. Having now organised over 150 company events alongside pushing company news online, she has extensive experience of ensuring maximum exposure for the company, with ITM Power now being a well-recognised company worldwide.

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Geoff Budd, Agent for Canada and the USA

Geoff Budd
Business Development Representative for NA

Geoff has spent the last 13 years in various commercial roles with Ballard Power Systems and most recently he was the Business Development Director in Europe. Geoff has a BSc from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and an MBA from the University of the Witwatersrand where he majored in Industrial and International Marketing.

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Lucas Bertrand

Lucas Bertrand
French Representative

Lucas has over 20 years’ experience in the portable energy and hydrogen power industry, most recently as BDM with Helion Hydrogen Power, part of the Areva Group. Before that, Lucas spent 11 years with Duracell in OEM Business Development, Sales and Marketing roles. Lucas holds a MBA from the ESSEC and speaks French, English, Spanish and Dutch.

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