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An experienced, motivated and highly dedicated team

ITM Power now has a growing team of over 180 employees committed to providing hydrogen solutions to alleviate the world’s dependence on fossil fuel.

Executive Board

Dr
Graham Cooley

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
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Dr Graham Cooley has been a director of ITM Power plc since June 2009.

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 has been a director of ITM Power plc since November 2009.

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 Research & Development, Product Development and Business Development functions. Having been instrumental in the design and realisation of the companies electrolyser platform Simon was responsible for the realisation of two flagship projects; the world’s first PEM Power-to-Gas system in collaboration with Thuega and Mainova in Frankfurt and the 10MW Refhyne project in collaboration with Shell in Wesseling.

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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Rachel Smith has been a director of ITM Power plc since September 2015.

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 has been a director of ITM Power plc since May 2018.

Andy 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 AND 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

Chairman
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Sir Roger Bone has been a director of ITM Power plc since June 2014.

Sir Roger was President of Boeing UK from 2005 to 2014. He is the senior independent director of Foreign and Colonial Investment Trust plc, and Chairman of Over-C Ltd, a small high tech company in the telecoms sector. He was a non-executive director and trustee of the National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) from 2013 to 2019, and was one of the Prime Minister's honorary Ambassadors for British business from 2009 to 2015. He was British Ambassador to Brazil from 1999 to 2004 and to Sweden from 1995 to 1999, and prior to that an Assistant Under-Secretary of State in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He is a Trustee of the Royal United Services Institute, and is an honorary fellow of the Institution of Engineering Designers. He was educated at Oxford University and holds an honorary doctorate in engineering from Sheffield University.

Juergen
Nowicki

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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Juergen Nowicki has been a director of ITM Power plc since November 2019. 

Juergen is Executive Vice President Linde plc and CEO Linde Engineering. Prior to this, he was Senior Vice President, Commercial, Linde Engineering. 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.

Martin
Green

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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Martin Green has been a director of ITM Power plc since September 2019.
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.

Katherine Roe

Katherine
Roe

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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Katherine Roe is CEO of Wentworth Resources plc, an AIM listed East African natural domestic gas producer.  She is currently a non-executive director and Audit Committee Chair of Longboat Energy plc.  Katherine joined Wentworth in 2014 and was responsible for corporate development and investor relations before becoming CFO in 2018 and CEO in 2019.  Before joining Wentworth, Katherine had a 14 year plus career in investment banking and corporate finance, initially with Morgan Stanley and subsequently with Panmure Gordon where she was a Director within Investment Banking and headed up the energy team from 2010 to 2014.

Regional Representatives

Calum
McConnell

MD, ITM POWER GMBH,
GERMANY

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.

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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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 joined ITM in November 2008, he is Business Development Manager covering the UK, and also for Australia, where he is Director of ITM Power Pty, that he developed and was established in 2018.  

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 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.

Dr Andrew
Ellis

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
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Andrew is responsible for the management of the Sales and Business Development teams within ITM Power. He has built up the Technical Sales function and developed the internal sales processes.

Andrew joined ITM Power in 2006 as a Technologist working on the research and development of ITM’s core materials and cell designs, making a major contribution to the development of the key proprietary technology within all ITM electrolyser products. Andrew has been project manager or project coordinator for a number of UK and EU funded projects and been responsible for internal product development projects. Andrew has also been instrumental in the drive to standardise the ITM electrolyser product offering.

Andrew is a Chartered Physicist and has a PhD and Master’s Degree in Materials Science and a BSc in Physics from the University of Birmingham.

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