Hayden Sommer

Founder & Partner
  • 20 years’ experience in transaction, commercial & legal advisory for energy, mining & engineering sectors
  • Specialist in multi-jurisdictional transactions and capital raising
  • Experienced in mentoring and supporting start-up businesses

Marcus Clover

Founder & Partner
  • 5 years’ start-up experience building hydrogen technologies across aerospace and automotive sectors in lean teams
  • Fuel cell systems lead at Arrival, previously at Stratospheric Platforms developing a fuel cell system for a high altitude aircraft
  • Deep systems thinker, systems engineer and energy technologist. He is a chartered engineer (CEng) with the IET

Grant Gischen

Founder & Partner
  • 8+ years top-tier strategic consulting, private equity, M&A, corporate finance & business development experience
  • Expertise in investment analysis, group strategy, funding, capital raising, corporatisation and investor relations with particular focus across mining, technology & financial services sectors
  • Wide range of experience working with both startups and mature businesses globally

Peter Robson

Managing Director, Fund Management Division
  • 35+ years global investor experience
  • Chief Executive of Tree Top Asset Management Ltd, Director of Bury Street Capital and Partner of TT International
  • Deep expertise within developed and developing economies, technology and emerging new business models. Holds a Engineering Science degree from Oxford University

James Beams

  • 30+ years leadership, finance and board level experience in mining, energy and financial services sectors
  • Experienced in new business development, capital raising and M&A
  • Focus on investment decision-making and building teams and businesses

Philippos Pouroullis

  • 5+ years of experience in enhancing organisational and individual performance through the application of behavioural science principles
  • Leads strategic partnerships, deal sourcing and pipeline development
  • Former Head of Operations at an early-stage deep tech startup, specialising in operational management, fundraising, team management, and critical strategic decision-making

Dr. Harry Michael

  • 5+ years’ experience developing energy storage systems
  • Deep expertise in analysing battery technologies
  • Track record of sourcing high-quality investment opportunities and managing projects that assess the design and feasibility of early-stage technologies to advise investment decisions
  • Holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Chemical Engineering from UCL

Prof. Dan Brett

Founder & Director
  • 20 years’ experience in electrochemical power systems
  • Raised over £45million of research income to the EIL
  • Top 3 academic in Europe based on number of publications over last 10 years in the combined areas of fuel cells, batteries and supercapacitors
  • Founder & Director of Innovation for Bramble Energy and an academic founder and Expert Panel member
    of the Faraday Institution

Prof. Paul Shearing

Founder & Director
  • Professor in Chemical Engineering at UCL where he holds Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Battery Technologies
  • Co-directs UCL’s EIL & leads the UK STFC Global Challenge Network in Batteries & Electrochemical Devices
  • Founding investigator of UK’s Faraday Institution
  • Has raised over £40M in research strategy

Prof. Chris Howard

Founder & Director
  • Professor of Materials Physics at UCL in the Department of Physics & Astronomy
  • Specializes in creation & optimization of next generation materials for energy applications & has invented & patented numerous processes that can scale to industrial level
  • Co-Director of the Centre for Doctoral Training in the Advanced Characterisation of Materials