Alan joined the Company in December 2012 as Chairman. He is the CEO of IP Group plc, a FTSE 250 company and leading global intellectual property commercialisation company. He is also Non-Executive Chairman of Proactis, an AIM-listed software company and a Non-Executive Director in a number of other leading technology companies. From 2008 to 2014, he was a Non-Executive Director of the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS). Previously Alan was a partner in KPMG where he specialised in providing advice to fast-growing technology businesses. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. Alan holds a BA in Economics and an MBA.
Chief Executive Officer
Phil joined the Company in September 2013 as CEO. He was previously Corporate Development Director at Intelligent Energy Limited, a company specialising in PEM fuel cell systems, where he led commercial and strategic business development activities, including securing OEM partners, executing license deals and joint ventures. Prior to joining Intelligent Energy, Phil was responsible for business development for the Electrochemical Technology Business within ICI. He has a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, holds an MBA from IESE Barcelona and is a Chartered Engineer and Sainsbury Management Fellow.
Chief Financial Officer
Richard joined Ceres Power in 2008 as Financial Controller, performing key finance and programme manager roles across the business. He was appointed to the Board in February 2013. Previously Richard held a number of senior roles in business transformation and project finance at Cable & Wireless. He is a Chartered Accountant and Corporate Treasurer and holds a Master’s in Engineering and Management Studies from the University of Cambridge.
Chief Technology Officer
Mark joined Ceres Power in 2006 and is responsible for leading all aspects of the strategy and delivery of the Steel Cell technology development. He was appointed to the Board in 2014 and prior to joining Ceres Power he was part of the Control & Electronics Department at Ricardo UK Limited. Mark has degrees in Electronics, Dynamics and Control Systems awarded by the University of Leeds.
Senior Independent Director
Steve joined Ceres in December 2012 to lead the turnaround and strategy reset. He was appointed Senior Independent Director in March 2014. He is also Non-Executive Director at LUMATA Group Holdings, Chairman of Navtech Radar Ltd and CEO of CPP Group Plc. Prior to joining Ceres Steve held a number of senior executive and CEO positions in both public and private businesses over a period of 20 years. He has a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Cranfield University.
Aidan joined Ceres in February 2015 as Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee. He has over 20 years of senior finance experience in a variety of listed companies, including as Finance Director at the Sage Group Plc from 1993 to 2000 and as a director of Communisis Plc from 2001 to 2004. Since 2004 he has been Non-Executive Director of Dialog Semiconductors plc, where during his tenure Aidan chaired its Audit Committee. He is also an investor and adviser to a number of international private technology companies. Aidan is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Mike joined Ceres Power in July 2012. He has more than forty years of experience in engineering, manufacturing and supply chain roles in the electrical machinery and power sectors. His senior leadership roles have included: President of Rolls Royce Gas Turbines Operations, Technical Director of GEC Large Machines and Managing Director of Alstom Transport. Mike is presently Chairman of Simworx and a Non-Executive Director of a number Energy Sector related companies. He has a BSc in Electrical Engineering, a PhD in Electrical Machines and is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Robert joined the Company in December 2012. He has worked in technology venture for many years, focusing on cleantech and materials opportunities. He is the cleantech lead at IP Group plc and provides sector expertise across IP Group’s portfolio, as well as originating and managing investments in high-potential cleantech start-ups. Previously he was Head of Research and Development at the Carbon Trust, fuel cell team lead at Johnson Matthey and Ceres Power and strategy consultant for McKinsey and Company. He holds a PhD in Materials Science from the University of Cambridge.