Gene obtained a PhD from Imperial College in 2002 in Engineering materials. He has held board level and senior management roles in public clean-tech energy companies for over 10 years. As Technical Director of AFC Energy, he was instrumental in the successful demonstration of the worlds largest alkaline fuel cell installation in 2016. Gene has considerable experience in setting and implementing key business objectives and strategies and building and leading world-class technology teams. He has a broad technical understanding, with particular emphasis on ceramic processing. Gene is a founding director of LiNa Energy.
Tom is an experienced clean-tech equity specialist with a strong track record in both public and private equity fund raising, being instrumental in securing over £100m of funding for a range of clean-tech companies in the last 5 years. He has a critical understanding of market and company needs and is a founding director or LiNa Energy. Tom's technical background is Materials Engineering. He worked for Ceres Power and fuel cell groups at Imperial College and St Andrews University, before moving into finance in the city of London. He has a PhD from Berkeley, an M Eng from the University of Idaho in metallurgical Engineering and a BA from Oxford University (UK) in Materials Science. Tom has an in-depth understanding of both the commercial and technological aspects of LiNa Energy.
Becky qualified as a chartered accountant at KPMG and has subsequently worked in a variety of roles at both FTSE 100 multinationals and SMEs. She worked at BG Group plc in the energy sector for over 10 years in roles spanning group reporting, asset finance and business partnering. She has since been Finance Director for SMEs in the software, renewable energy and learning and development sectors.
Rich is an industry focused academic from Lancaster University who has a history in electrochemical device research and development from his time in both academia and industry (Ceres Power and AFC Energy). He has a current EPSRC grant portfolio in fuel cell and manufacturing related topics along with industry and research council funded PhD studentships. He has experience in managing the detail of both industry and academic research programmes and oversees the technical innovation for LiNa Energy. Rich is a founding director of LiNa Energy and has a PhD in Electrochemical Engineering from Imperial College and a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cambridge.