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.
YEAR APPOINTED – 2017
Joe Mangion, a Chartered Accountant, will bring to the Board over 20 years of operational experience within the environmental services and alternative energy sectors, including five years as an institutional investor and over five years as an independent consultant. He is Chairman of Labrador Ltd., a disruptive technology company operating in the Energy Supply sector and previously was the CEO of Swiss listed Leclanché, S.A. – a developer and producer of large format lithium-ion energy storage and energy management systems, Chairman of Solel Solar Systems Ltd., a private equity backed solar company, and a board member of Airtricity Plc., a private equity backed wind developer. Earlier in his career, Joe was the Group Finance Director of Veolia UK. He has invested over $500million in alternative energy, doubling returns and has executed over $10 billion of M&A and capital markets transactions.
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.
YEAR APPOINTED – 2018
Percy brings to the Board a wealth of legal experience, currently being Legal Counsel at MHC (Services) Limited and a representative of Ervington Investments Limited, a long-standing investor in the Company. He is also a member of the board of directors of Medical Excellence International LLC, a New York based health-management company.
Prior to joining MHC, Percy worked at the London offices of the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, where he specialised in advising companies and ultra high net worth individuals involved in high-value international commercial arbitration and cross-border litigation. He has advised clients in some of the world’s largest and most complex disputes, including a number of “bet the company” litigations and arbitrations involving claims in excess of US$1 billion.
Percy is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales and has a first class degree from the University of Cambridge (Queens’ College).