An experienced, motivated and highly dedicated team.

People

ITM Power now has a growing team of over 160 employees committed to providing hydrogen solutions to alleviate the world’s dependence on fossil fuel.

“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

Executive
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Dr Graham Cooley
Chief Executive Officer
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Dr Graham Cooley
Chief Executive Officer
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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.

Dr Simon Bourne
Chief Technology Officer
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Dr Simon Bourne
Chief Technology Officer
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Simon joined ITM Power in 2002 and has been one of the leading technologists involved in the development of the Company’s core technology.  Simon is responsible for Development, Engineering and Production functions. Simon was instrumental in the design and realisation of the companies electrolyser platform and successfully project managed the delivery of the world’s first PEM Power-to-Gas system, currently operational in Frankfurt.

A key person in the business development team, Simon has an active role in system analysis, cost modelling and product planning.  Before joining ITM Power, Simon was Project Engineer with Sonatest Plc and a Researcher with the Ministry of Defence. Simon has a BSc Hons in Materials Science (UMIST) and a PhD (Cranfield).

Dr Rachel Smith
Executive Director
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Dr Rachel Smith
Executive Director
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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.

Andy Allen
Finance Director
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Andy Allen
Finance Director
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Andy Allen qualified as a chartered accountant in Sheffield in 2007, and has an extensive background in auditing manufacturing SMEs in South Yorkshire. Andy joined ITM Power in 2011 as Financial Controller before becoming CFO in 2015.

Nicola Ham Edmonds
Head of Legal & Company Secretary
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Nicola Ham Edmonds
Head of Legal & Company Secretary
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Nicola Ham Edmonds was appointed as the Company’s Head of Legal in April 2018 and has 18 years of experience within in-house legal teams including as Deputy Legal Director at the Energy Technologies Institute and prior to that at Bombardier Transportation and Royal Mail Group plc.

Non-executive board
Sir Roger Bone
Non-Executive Chairman
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Sir Roger Bone
Non-Executive Chairman

Sir Roger is the President of Boeing UK, Non-Executive Director of F&C Investment Trust plc, Non-Executive Director and Trustee between 2014- 2019 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.

Martin Green
Non Executive Director
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Martin Green
Non Executive Director

Martin had a 30 year plus career with Johnson Matthey plc until March 2019, most recently as Group Strategy Director.  In this role he was responsible for a portfolio of growth businesses, strategy development and implementation, including M&A.  As Director of Battery Technologies Martin made £120m of acquisitions and took the division from a standing start to an annual turnover of £150m in four years.  A chemistry graduate, Martin has particular expertise and experience in battery, fuel cell and hydrogen technologies as well as strategic corporate development.

Juergen Nowicki
Non executive director
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Juergen Nowicki
Non executive director

Juergen leads Commercial activities at Linde Engineering for Linde plc. He joined Linde in 1991 as Internal Auditor and subsequently held different positions in Finance & Controlling. In 2002, he was appointed CFO Linde Gas North America, USA, and was named Head of Finance & Control for The Linde Group in 2006. He assumed his role as Managing Director Linde Engineering in 2011 and was appointed Speaker of the Board of Linde Engineering in 2015.

Prior to joining Linde, he served as Organization & Application Advisor for Delta Systemtechnik, Germany. Juergen holds a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the Technical University of Karlsruhe, Germany.

Robert Pendlebury
Non Executive Director
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Robert Pendlebury
Non Executive Director

Bob has worked in senior management positions in both Ford Motor Company
and JCB. Joining JCB in 1991, he became their Engineering and Research
Director. He remains a consultant to JCB, Associate Engineering Director to
the JCB Academy and a Visiting Professor to Loughborough University. He is
a Mechanical Engineering graduate of Leeds University, Chartered Engineer
and Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Regional Representatives
Calum McConnell
MD, ITM Power GmbH Germany
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Calum McConnell
MD, ITM Power GmbH Germany
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Neil Thompson
Managing Director ITM Pty Ltd, Australia
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Neil Thompson
Managing Director ITM Pty Ltd, Australia
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Neil’s career includes power generation, radiation processing, renewable energy, auto OEM, embedded networks and management consulting with PhD on waste and renewables integration to create hydrogen fuel and clean energy. He was appointed MD of ITM Power Australia and Adjunct Associate Professor at QUT in late 2017.

Stephen Jones
MD, ITM POWER INC. CALIFORNIA
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Stephen Jones
MD, ITM POWER INC. CALIFORNIA
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Steve joined ITM in 2005 as a research technologist and is currently Managing Director for ITM Power Inc. based in Irvine, California.

Steve has held positions in R&D, product, systems and business development roles and as such has an excellent understanding of the technical and commercial aspects of the business. He  holds a BSc and MPhil in Materials Science from Birmingham University, a MBA from Sheffield University and is a chartered manager.

Lucas Bertrand
Business Development Manager France, Benelux, Spain, Portugal
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Lucas Bertrand
Business Development Manager France, Benelux, Spain, Portugal
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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.

Business Development
Prof Marcus Newborough
Development Director
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Prof Marcus Newborough
Development Director
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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.

Charles Purkess
Business Development Manager
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Charles Purkess
Business Development Manager
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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.

Rebecca Markillie
Marketing Manager & PA to CEO
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Rebecca Markillie
Marketing Manager & PA to CEO
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Rebecca joined ITM in 2007 and coordinates all of the company’s 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.