The Board is responsible for the overall conduct of the Company's business and meet regularly to discuss reviews and reports on the business and plans of the Company.
Chairman and Non-Executive Director
YEAR APPOINTED – 2017
John brings a wealth of public markets and energy market experience to the Board of AFC Energy. With numerous senior board appointments including as Senior Non-Executive Director or Chairman at Inmarsat plc, Babcock International Group plc, Diploma plc, Intelligent Energy and currently Bluefield Solar Income Fund Ltd, and Utilico Emerging Markets Ltd. John has broad experience in conventional and renewable electricity generation and biotechnology, support services and manufacturing, having previously served as Finance Director of three FTSE100 companies, Smith and Nephew plc, PowerGen plc and British Steel / Corus plc. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.
Chief Executive Officer
YEAR APPOINTED – 2014
Adam has over 18 years’ experience operating within the international energy sector both in executive management positions for listed energy companies, and in advisory capacities to both Governments and the private sector. Adam is well networked internationally across the conventional and unconventional energy sectors and has a strong understanding of energy markets and deal making within that sector.
Adam’s mandate is focused on driving AFC Energy’s transition to an industry leading alkaline fuel cell company, whose focus is on project execution in defined key global markets. Adam was a Non-Executive Director of AFC Energy since 2012, and was formerly Director of both Waste2Tricity Ltd and JS Yerostigaz (Uzbekistan). He is qualified with Bachelors’ degrees in commerce and law and a Master in Laws ( Taxation).
Chief Operating Officer
YEAR APPOINTED 2017
Jim has almost 30 years’ experience in operations management and business development roles within engineering contracting sector. Jim spent 23 years at Foster Wheeler working in operational, business and commercial roles. This was followed by two years at ThyssenKrupp working in Process Technology/Business development.
Chief Financial Officer
YEAR APPOINTED 2017
Richard has worked within the energy industry for the past 20 years, most recently as CFO of Horizon Nuclear Power, a UK energy company developing a new generation of nuclear power stations. Previously, Richard held senior financial management positions at RWE in Germany and npower in the UK. Richard qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen & Co and has a Bachelor degree in Economics and Economic History from the University of Bristol.
YEAR APPOINTED 2006
Mitchell, who lives in Wales, and is part owner of Richards and Appleby Holdings Ltd, a mid-sized manufacturing group engaged in the production, sales and distribution of branded personal care products.
Among these are Leighton Denny, James Read and Joan Collins As well as several well-known heritage brands, including “Cyclax” which formerly held the Royal Warrant from Her Majesty the Queen. His principal role is sales and marketing, dealing with numerous blue-chip companies in the UK and over 60 companies internationally. Mitchell has other investments and manages interests in retailing, property, import/export and general trading.
YEAR APPOINTED – 2007
Tim Yeo was formerly Member of Parliament for South Suffolk and Chairman of the House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Select Committee.
He is a non-executive director of Groupe Eurotunnel SE, Chair of the University of Sheffield Energy 2050 Industrial Advisory Board, Chair of New Nuclear Watch Europr and Honorary Ambassador of Forgeign Investment Promotion for South Korea. Tim was Chairman of AFC Energy from 2007-2017.
YEAR APPOINTED – 2013
Eugene served as head of corporate finance for OAO Sibneft in Moscow from 1998 through 2001. In 1994, he joined Salomon Brothers where he worked until 1998. Prior to that, he spent five years in corporate finance with KPMG in Toronto, Moscow and London. He was an auditor at PriceWaterhouse in Toronto from 1987 until 1989. Eugene is a chartered accountant and holds a Bachelors degree in commerce and finance from the University of Toronto.
He has numerous other directorships; notably, he is a member of the boards of Chelsea FC plc and Evraz plc (a FTSE 250-listed company).
YEAR APPOINTED – 2017
Lisa has over 20 years experience of business development in the industrial gases and renewable energy space. Lisa was previously a director of Air Products Renewable Energy Limited (part of Air Products and Chemicals Inc), a global industrial gases business providing atmospheric and process gases where she led the development of its European energy from waste business which was focused on the use of advanced gasification technology to produce electricity and renewable hydrogen.
Lisa is currently Business Development Director at MHC (Services) Limited responsible for managing a portfolio of energy related investments and a representative of Ervington Investments Limited which originally invested in the Company in 2012 and has supported it since then.