The Enertechnos team is formed of business and energy experts dedicated to delivering ‘better electricity’.
Dominic Quennell (Managing Director)
Dominic has over thirty-five years’ experience in starting, growing and managing businesses. He worked for many years in the hi-tech printing machinery industry, establishing and running distributor operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He spent six years based in Japan with Duplo Corporation as vice president of global marketing. Included in his remit were oversight of all product development, distributor operations and global partnering agreements with substantial third party companies such as Xerox, Kodak, Hewlett Packard, Océ and Canon. Subsequently he worked as a consultant and interim manager/director before becoming fully engaged with this project. Dominic is a founder shareholder of EHL.
Gareth O’Brien (Operations Director)
Gareth has a degree in Civil Engineering from University College, Dublin and an MSc in Computer Engineering from the University of Ulster. He has a wide range of experience in practical engineering in Deutsche Bahn (Germany) and in software design and marketing (Objective Advantage Inc. in the United States of America and Objective Advantage Europe). Gareth has held senior executive and consultancy positions and has been involved in various roles in the software and IT industries. His focus has moved over time from engineering and software development to the commercial application of technologies and workflow practices to enhance productivity and increase profitability.
Charles Lucas-Clements (Business Development Director)
Charles has 37 years of design, contracting, consulting and operator experience in the energy sector primarily focused in the oil and gas sector. Qualified as a Chemical Engineer, he started his career at Fluor, one of the largest hydrocarbon contractors. He then joined Global Engineering and was posted various locations including the UK, Middle East and Africa and following Global’s acquisition by ABB to Malaysia. On his return to Europe he joined as a board member of a consultancy which was acquired by IHS. He headed up the North American consultancy division of IHS Energy and subsequently returned to the UK to run the strategy practice, business development and then worldwide consulting operations. He then joined Xcite Energy Resources plc as a board director developing new methods to exploit heavy oil in the North Sea. Key skills include project management, business development, strategic planning, cost and economics. Charles has a BSc from Imperial College, London.
JEREMY EDWARDS (FINANCE DIRECTOR)
Jeremy qualified as a chartered accountant before embarking on a varied career in business. He has considerable experience in the implementation of significant change projects, project management and I.T. projects including the planning, design, communication and training of new systems and procedures to all levels of staff. His experience includes: business analytics including overhaul of operations and significant improvements in business efficiencies, development and implementation operational processes and procedures in order to improve operational visibility and financial control at clients such as BBC and Amey; responsibility for and management of a worldwide support operation for SunGard, a leading global provider of technology for the financial services with 90 staff and 10 offices on four continents.
Dr Mansour Salehi-Moghadam (Senior Research Engineer)
Dr Mansour Salehi-Moghadam worked on the cable project as part of his PhD at Brunel University which he completed in 2016. His first Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering was from Southampton University, which is noted for its electrical faculty. He has a diligent and creative approach to problem solving and has deep knowledge of not just the cable but grid systems in general.
Mark Hardy (Non-Executive Director)
Mark is a solicitor and has more than thirty years’ experience in leveraging intellectual property for licensing and royalties. He has also been responsible for building up a succession of businesses in Europe and the United States of America in the biopharma field. Presently he is Company Secretary at UCB, a global biopharma company with activities in forty countries and turnover in 2013 of €3.05 billion.
Michael Covington (Non-Executive Director)
Michael has a long and distinguished career in investment banking with significant technology experience in ‘cleantech’ and renewables. This together with a scientific background (MA in Chemistry, Oxford University) and accountancy qualifications provides the board with a valuable breadth of experience.
The Advisory Board
James (Jim) Barry
Jim is a qualified engineer, a lawyer and a banker. He has specialised for many years in clean technology finance. Jim has worked, inter alia, for Vestas, the leading Danish based wind turbine manufacturer, Barclays, Dresdner, HBOS and UniCredit. He was also Head of Capital Management at Trinergy, a leading developer and owner of wind farms in Italy and Germany.
Ian recently retired as research and development strategy manager at National Grid. He previously held posts at London Electricity and the Central Electricity Generating Board. Ian has over forty years’ experience of delivering expertise in electricity network management to industry, government and regulatory bodies.
Andrew is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has 22 years’ experience advising on M&A and capital-raising transactions in the renewable energy and wider utilities and infrastructure sectors. Andrew led Evercore’s renewable energy advisory activities in the UK and Europe for a number of years before leaving in 2016 to set up his own renewables-focused advisory firm.
Dr Donald Weir
Dr Weir is the former CEO of E.ON Technologies GmbH and his qualifications include an MA from Cambridge, a Master’s Degree from Imperial College and a PhD from Oxford University. His successful career in Landis+Gyr (Switzerland), Siemens and E.ON (Germany) have given him extensive experience of the field of electrical engineering and transmission and distribution grids. Donald has led the development of the strategic document which will guide us through the next commercialisation steps of the CTC.
Dr Nick Goddard
Dr Goddard trained as both a scientist and an engineer followed by ten years of experience in the oil & gas, power generation, aerospace and defence industries. Starting as a technologist, he migrated progressively into strategic planning, marketing and business development. Subsequently Nick worked for eight years in the City as an investment banker. Since 2005, he has worked as an independent consultant specialising in the financing and commercialisation of new technologies. Key skills include strategic analysis, business planning, marketing and corporate finance. Nick has an MA in Physics from Cambridge University and a PhD in Materials Engineering from Imperial College.
Ross is the former Director of The Gerrard Group , appointed in 1986, his main role was as CEO of Gerrard & King , the leading counterparty to the Bank of England in Sterling Money Markets. In 1997 Ross was elected the inaugural Chairman of the London Money Market Association. In 2005, Ross founded JTP Partners LLP, a FSA Regulated business, working with some leading academics focused on Hedge Funds and providing general Management Consultancy, before setting up on his own in 2014.
Harry is a global FTSE 20 executive with broad and senior operational experience in natural resources, energy, manufacturing and logistics. He is a former Chief Executive of Rio Tinto Energy, and is now a senior advisor at McKinsey & Company.