BOARD OF DIRECTORS

With integrity, attentiveness and intelligent leadership, the Directors are committed to growing the Company on behalf of every shareholder

DAVID RYAN
Chief Executive Officer

David was the former CEO and Managing Director of Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions’ Oil & Gas Business Unit for the UK.

Prior to his employment with Thyssenkrupp, he founded and built a successful engineering consulting organisation, Energy & Power Limited, which was acquired by Thyssenkrupp in 2012.

He has over 30 years of increasingly complex engineering, business development, and project management experience. An expert in sophisticated design engineering, David will bring a breadth of project delivery, international business management, and general engineering acumen to the Board.

TIM YEO
Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Yeo has wide experience in government, serving in the Environment and Health Departments, and subsequently as Shadow Secretary of State for Trade and Industry in the Shadow Cabinet. He is currently the chairman of the New Nuclear Watch Institute, Honorary Ambassador of Foreign Investment Promotion for South Korea and since 2007 has been a non-executive director of Getlink SE, operator of the Channel Tunnel whose market capitalisation on the Paris Bourse exceeds £6 billion.

CAMERON DAVIES
Non-Executive Director

Dr Davies is a capable business leader who has successfully grown revenues and profits in a quoted alternative energy company. As founder, CEO, and Executive Director of AIM-quoted Alkane Energy plc (now Alkane Energy Limited), he led that company through each phase of its development. He built Alkane from its initial concept to the point of providing over 160MW of connected power generation, and a successful exit for his shareholders – a c. £60 million sale to Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Partners in October 2015. Prior to Alkane Dr Davies led a number of other start-up companies and is currently a Non-executive Director of AIM-quoted Ascent Resources plc.

Dr Davies was awarded a PhD in Applied Geochemistry from Imperial College London. Over the course of the past 20 years Dr Davies has evaluated numerous gasification technologies and projects. He is also a Fellow of the Geological Society of London a member of the European Petroleum Negotiators Group, and the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain.

JAMES GREENSTREET
Non-Executive Director

Mr. Greenstreet has over 20 years of corporate and structured finance experience. Having started his career at Arthur Andersen, Mr. Greenstreet joined BAE Systems in 1994 to work in the corporate finance team.

After leaving BAE, Mr. Greenstreet held corporate finance positions at IBM and XL Capital, once more focussing on asset and lease finance. In 2001 he co-founded Orbis Capital a successful corporate and structured finance business. Over the past 10 years Mr. Greenstreet has been instrumental in sourcing, structuring, packaging and managing transactions for a number of high profile clients across a wide range of sectors.

MYLES KITCHER
Non-Executive Director

With over 20 years’ experience in the energy and waste industries, Myles has a career spanning local government, public sector and private enterprise. As Managing Director of Peel L&P Environmental, a developer of real estate and infrastructure in the energy, waste and mineral sectors, he is the leading force behind Protos – Peel’s flagship destination for energy, innovation and industry near Ellesmere Port, north west England.

He is also Executive Director of Natural Resources & Energy, Peel L&P and he works with investors, technology providers and private and public sector partners to deliver innovation and investible project opportunities.

ALLAN VLAH
Non-Executive Director

With twenty years’ experience in the investment industry, Allan is a director in Aviva Investors’ infrastructure group where he started and continues to lead Aviva Investors’ Energy from Waste equity strategy.

Prior to joining Aviva Investors in 2012, Allan was a vice president at the Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund with a focus on transportation and renewable energy. He was previously a research analyst and portfolio manager covering energy and infrastructure trusts for TD Waterhouse Investment Advice.

Allan holds an MBA from the Saïd School of Business at Oxford University and is also a CFA charterholder.

KIRSTY GOGAN
Non-Executive Director

Kirsty is an internationally sought-after advisor to governments, industry, academic networks and NGOs and is a recognised expert speaker on science communication, climate change, competitiveness and innovation. She has more than 15 years’ experience as a senior advisor to Government on climate and energy policy, including 10 Downing Street, and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

Kirsty is managing partner of LucidCatalyst and she chairs the UK Government’s Nuclear Innovation Research and Advisory Board (NIRAB) Cost Reduction Working Group. She is also Co-founder of Energy for Humanity (EFH), an environmental NGO focused on large scale deep decarbonisation and energy access.