About us Management

Phil Caldwell

Chief Executive Officer

Phil joined the Company in September 2013 as CEO. He was previously Corporate Development Director at Intelligent Energy Limited, a company specialising in PEM fuel cell systems, where he led commercial and strategic business development activities, including securing OEM partners, executing licence deals and joint ventures. Prior to joining Intelligent Energy, Phil was responsible for business development for the Electrochemical Technology Business within ICI. He has a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, holds an MBA from IESE Barcelona and is a Sainsbury Management Fellow.

Richard Preston

Chief Financial Officer

Richard was appointed Chief Financial Officer at Ceres Power in 2013, prior to which he had been Financial Controller since 2008, where he also had programme manager roles across the business.

Previously he held a number of senior positions in business transformation and project finance at Cable & Wireless. He is a Chartered Accountant and Corporate Treasurer and holds a Master’s in Engineering and Management Studies from the University of Cambridge.

Mark Selby

Chief Technical Officer

Mark joined Ceres Power in 2006 and is responsible for leading all aspects of the strategy and delivery of the SteelCell® technology development. Prior to joining Ceres Power, he was part of the Control & Electronics Department at Ricardo UK Limited. Mark has degrees in Electronics, Dynamics and Control Systems awarded by the University of Leeds.

Tony Cochrane

Chief Commercial Officer

Tony joined Ceres Power in August 2015. Previously, he was at Ballard Power Systems for 17 years, where he held leadership positions in manufacturing, product engineering, technology strategy and strategic marketing. Most recently Tony was Commercial Director for Dantherm Power A/S and Director of Product Line Management at Ballard, where he built the stationary power business globally. Tony is a registered professional engineer and holds a BScE in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University and an MBA from Cornell University.

James Falla

Chief Operating Officer

James joined the company in March 2015 and has over 20 years’ international experience in the automotive industry, holding senior operational, engineering and programme management positions. He has significant experience of establishing operations, product launches, mergers, acquisitions and joint venture setup. Prior to joining Ceres Power, James was an Executive Director at Air International in Shanghai. Previous roles include ASEAN Operations Director for TRW Automotive, and management positions for GKN Driveline. James is a Chartered Engineer (FIMechE) with BEng (Hons) from Bath University.

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