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 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 in 2006 and is responsible for leading all aspects of the strategy and delivery of the SteelCell® technology development. Prior to joining Ceres, 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. In October 2019, he was elected as a Fellow by the Royal Academy of Engineering in recognition of his contribution to the engineering profession.

Tony Cochrane

Chief Commercial Officer

Tony joined Ceres 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.

Mark Garrett

Chief Operating Officer

Mark joined Ceres in August 2020. Prior to this he was at Ricardo PLC for 22 years holding a variety of leadership positions including Chief Operating and Chief Strategy Officer roles. Mark has considerable experience in bringing new products to market, operational performance and IP based innovation in the transport and energy sectors. Mark is non-executive chairman of SBD Automotive Limited, an automotive sector consultancy and is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Royal Academy of Engineering.

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