Executive leadership team

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Date of appointment: 1st September 2006

Before joining the Company Dr Winand was previously Vice President of Corporate Venturing at Rolls-Royce plc. During his time with Rolls- Royce, he managed a power systems business, introduced new manufacturing technologies into the group and was responsible for defining and supervising the implementation of strategies for deriving additional value from the group’s technology assets.  Dr Winand has a PhD from the University of Cambridge, a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Warwick and a BEng from Imperial College, London. Until recently, Dr Winand was also a member of the University of Cambridge’s Alumni Advisory Board.

Other current appointments;

  • Governing Board member of the European Union’s Fuel Cell Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) and Treasurer of the FCH JU’s New Industrial Grouping.
  • Member of the UK Government’s Green Economy Council, advising the Secretaries of State for DECC, DEFRA and BIS.

Date of appointment: 20th January 2012

Mr Maguire has Board-level experience of listed and unlisted technology rich companies. He joined the Company from Etisalat Nigeria, where he was CFO of the mobile operator during its initial rapid growth phase. He was previously CFO at FTSE 250 THUS Group plc for eight years, and prior to that worked in a number of senior finance positions, including Vice President Finance Japan and Asia, Cable & Wireless, based in Tokyo.Mr. Maguire is a Chartered Accountant, having trained with Ernst & Young.

Other current appointments;

  • Non-executive Director of Jee Limited


Garrett Forde was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Intelligent Energy in March 2015 assuming responsibility for managing the Group’s three divisions, its engineering and technology development activities as well as its end to end business operations.

Garrett spent the majority of his career at Royal Philips Electronics, where he held various senior leadership roles across multiple business units. His last position, while at Philips, was CEO & EVP for lighting in EMEA. Most recently, he was Managing Partner at Axisto Consulting, a firm specialising in implementing performance improvement and change in technology companies. Garrett graduated from Dublin City University in 1988 with a degree in Applied Physics, receiving an MBA from the University of Twente in the Netherlands in 1997.

Contact Garrett at our Loughborough office.

James Batchelor was appointed Managing Director, Motive Division in October 2011. James brings a wealth of experience, including engineering leadership, business development, sales, technology licensing and partnership-forming responsibilities with large OEMs and their tier-one suppliers.

James joined from Torotrak plc, a clean-technology development and IP licensing business, where he was responsible for the commercialisation of its innovative transmission systems across a number of global markets and applications. He has previously held senior engineering, commercial and business development positions at Land Rover, BMW AG and Trafficmaster plc, where he was responsible for its European subsidiary.

As Managing Director, Motive Division at Intelligent Energy James is responsible for expanding the company’s automotive business globally, building upon successful relationships such as its ongoing partnership with the Suzuki Motor Corporation.

Contact James at our Loughborough office.

Peter Brown joined from Turbo Power System where he was Chief Executive. Turbo Power System manufactures high performance electric motors and generators, drives and power electronics.

Prior to that, Peter’s experience spanned a number of roles in Customer Sales and Finance in Rolls-Royce’s Energy business, Vickers Specialist Engines and Vickers Defence Systems, culminating in the position of Executive Vice President for Customer Business for Rolls-Royce Energy.

Julian Hughes is based in our San Francisco Bay area office and heads up the Consumer Electronics Division as well as US operations. Prior to joining Intelligent Energy, Julian held senior positions within the automotive industry at General Motors (Vauxhall) and TWR Group (Tom Walkinshaw Racing) which then led into the Cleantech sector with Microgen Engine Corporation where he held the position of CEO. Microgen developed and manufactured Stirling engines for the CHP, military and solar markets.

In addition to his role as Acting Managing Director, Consumer Electronics Division, Julian is also a Non-Executive Board Member for IECHP Ltd, which is a subsidiary of Intelligent Energy.

Mark Lawson-Statham is a former Director of Close Brothers Corporate Finance Limited and Managing Director of Close Brothers International. He is also a former Director of Robert Fleming International Limited and JP Morgan Asset Management (UK) Limited.

He has credentials in investment research in the energy and utility sectors and was a fund manager of energy portfolios.

Mark has a degree in Chemistry and a PhD in Neutron Scattering from Oxford University.

Chris Dudfield is responsible for directing and delivering the Group’s platform development road map from the initial research through to business division application. Prior to this role, Chris has held the positions of Director of Operations, Director of Programmes and Director of Technology at Intelligent Energy.

Chris has worked continuously in the field of fuel cell technology since 1990 and has extensive practical experience in fuel cell stack, fuel processing and fuel cell systems technology. He holds chartered chemist (C. Chem.) and chartered scientist (C. Sci) status. He is also an appointed member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC).

Julie Evans joined Intelligent Energy as Group HR Director in March 2012.

During her career Julie has worked in a number of roles spanning 20 years at Roll-Royce plc, a world-leading provider of power systems and services across the civil and defence aerospace, marine and energy sectors. These included HR Director for Procurement where she worked with the Executive team to transform the global purchasing function and latterly Talent Management Executive working with the senior leadership teams across the divisions to strengthen succession planning and identify and develop talent within the company. Prior to joining Intelligent Energy she worked as a consultant working with organisations on change management, leadership development and process improvement.

Julie is a Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development and brings with her extensive HR experience. Working with leadership teams, this has included talent management, leadership and organisation development, change management and performance management.

Jean-Louis Cols joined Intelligent Energy as Group Engineering Director in February 2013.

During his 25 year career in engineering, he has developed a practical approach in bringing technology products to market. He has worked in the aerospace, wireless and semiconductor industries, serving diverse markets such as space telecoms, mobile phones, automotive and consumer electronics.

Prior to joining Intelligent Energy, Jean-Louis was at Head of Engineering Programmes at NXP Semiconductors. During his career he has also held senior engineering management positions at Wolfson Microelectronics, Texas Instruments, Sony Ericsson and Matra Marconi Space.

Jean-Louis holds an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts & Metiers in Paris and an MBA from HEC Montreal.