Leadership Team

The Board

The Group Executive

Paul Heiden

Non-Executive Chairman

Paul Heiden was appointed Non-Executive Chairman in September 2012. He has extensive experience at the most senior levels of industry in a career which has spanned a range of leading engineering, manufacturing and technology companies. These include Rolls-Royce plc, where he was Group Finance Director and, more recently, FKI plc, where he was Chief Executive Officer. He has extensive experience in corporate governance activities including communication with investors in the UK, USA and EU.

Mr Heiden is currently a Non-Executive Director of the London Stock Exchange Group plc and Meggitt plc. Until recently, he was also Chairman of Talaris Topco plc, a company owned by the Carlyle Group, and United Utilities plc.

Dr Henri Winand

Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Dr Henri Winand joined Intelligent Energy as CEO in September 2006. Prior to Intelligent Energy, he was Vice President of Corporate Venturing at Rolls-Royce plc. During his time with Rolls-Royce, Henri 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. Henri has a PhD from the University of Cambridge, a MBA from Warwick University and a BEng from Imperial College, London. Henri is a Governing Board member of the European Union’s Fuel Cell Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) and Treasurer of the NEW Industrial Grouping. He is a member of the UK Government’s Green Economy Council, advising the Secretaries of State for DECC, DEFRA and BIS and a member of the University of Cambridge’s Alumni Advisory Board.

Intelligent Energy is a fast growth technology business which develops power technologies based on its proprietary fuel cells, and operates in the stationary power, motive and consumer electronics sectors.

John Maguire

Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

John Maguire was appointed in January 2012 and has Board-level experience of listed and unlisted technology-rich companies.

John joined Intelligent Energy 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 for C&W PLC in a number of finance positions in Asia, including as Vice President Finance Japan and Asia, living in Tokyo.

A Chartered Accountant, having trained with Ernst & Young, John is also a Non-Executive Director of Jee Limited, a subsea engineering and training company.

Dr Philip Mitchell

Non-Executive Director

Dr Philip Mitchell has spent over a decade in senior management roles at Intelligent Energy, acting at various times since 2005 both in the capacity of Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operating Officer. During his time as an Executive Director, Dr Mitchell was instrumental in driving forward Intelligent Energy’s technology platform development, IP value creation and key strategic engineering partnerships. He transitioned to his non-executive role in December 2013.

Prior to his employment with Intelligent Energy, Dr Mitchell was a founder in 1995 of Advanced Power Sources Ltd, a predecessor of todays Intelligent Energy group, and was a member of Intelligent Energy’s original start-up team in 2001. At the time of his involvement with Advanced Power Sources he also held the position of Research and Development Manager at Innogy Technology Ventures Ltd (then part of the Innogy Group, and subsequently RWE npower plc). Prior to this, building on his early academic training in electrochemical systems, he established and managed a sizeable consulting team based at Loughborough University, providing research management services for clients in sectors as diverse as automotive, defence systems, battery manufacture, and power utilities. Combining a wealth of experience with the commercial and leadership skills demonstrated throughout his career with Intelligent Energy, Dr Mitchell continues to play an invaluable role on the Board, Dr Mitchell has a BSc and a PhD in Chemistry from Loughborough University.

Mike Muller

Non-Executive Director

Mike Muller is the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of ARM, the British-based semiconductor and software design company. Mr Muller was one of the founding members of Arm Ltd when it was created as a joint venture in 1990 between Apple and Acorn. He occupied the post of Marketing Director and switched roles in 1996 to become Executive VP of Business Development before becoming CTO in 2000.

Mr Muller brings unique experience in building a partnership-based business that has enabled a broad ecosystem of thousands of companies that collaborate together to create innovative technology solutions.

Zarir J. Cama

Non-Executive Director

Zarir J. Cama is a former Chief Executive Officer of HSBC India and Malaysia, and was most recently the Group General Manager of Group Management Office at HSBC Holdings plc prior to his retirement.

Mr Cama’s 44-year career at HSBC included a variety of senior management positions in Asia and the Middle East. He currently holds non-executive positions at HSBC Bank Bermuda Limited, The Saudi British Bank (SABB), HSBC Private Banking Holdings (Suisse) SA, Tata Capital UK, Tata Capital Pte Ltd Singapore and Strategic India Infrastructure Fund Pte Ltd Singapore.

Martin Bloom

Non-Executive Director

Martin Bloom is Chairman of Renesola, the global photovoltaic manufacturer that he helped list on AIM London and more recently on the New York Stock Exchange. Mr Bloom has steered Renesola through rapid growth to become a $1 billion plus turnover company in just a few years.

Mr Bloom is a specialist in building high growth technology companies, across a range of sectors. He has strong connections in Asia, in particular with Chinese businesses, Institutions and government organisations.

Flavio Guidotti

Non-Executive Director

Flavio Guidotti is an independent business consultant and sits on the board of several corporations and non-profit organisations.

With over 30 years of business experience, he has worked in investment banking, first for the Banque Européenne pour l’Amérique Latine (at the time a Fortis affiliate) and then for the Royal Bank of Canada.

He has also managed various business divisions at the southern cone headquarters of ExxonMobil in Buenos Aires.

In 1997 Mr Guidotti was appointed Senior Advisor to the President of the Central Bank of Argentina.

Mr Guidotti is a CPA and holds a degree in Business Administration from the Universidad Católica Argentina, Buenos Aires, where he has also been Professor of General Management and Business Strategy for several years.

Joe O’Sullivan

Chief Operating Officer

Joe O’Sullivan joined Intelligent Energy as Chief Operating Officer in October 2011 having most recently served as VP Operations, Sales and Marketing of Microvision, a leading provider of display and imaging products for mobile applications. Prior to this, he spent 15 years at Apple Computer Inc., serving in various leadership functions which included Vice President of Operations, directing the product management and introduction of the iMac computer.

Joe brings over three decades of management experience in the high technology industry, primarily in the fields of re-engineering, architecting and implementing global supply chain, sales and marketing activities. At Apple, he oversaw development of some of the first innovative supplier hubs in the high technology industry and established and optimised global supply chain operations, efficiency initiatives and procurement strategies.

Dr Mark Lawson-Statham

Director of Corporate Finance

Dr 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.

Dr Lawson-Statham has a degree in Chemistry and a PhD in Neutron Scattering from Oxford University.

James Batchelor

Managing Director, Automotive Division

James Batchelor was appointed Managing Director, Automotive 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 joins 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, Automotive 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 Batchelor at our Loughborough office.

Peter Brown

Managing Director, Distributed Power & Generation Division

Peter 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.

Dr Chris Dudfield

Director of Technology Development

Chris is responsible for directing and delivering the Group’s platform development road map from the point of 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. Chris 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

Group HR Director

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

Group Engineering Director

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

During his 25 year career in Engineering, he developed a practical approach to bring technology products to market. He has worked in aerospace, wireless and semiconductors, 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 programs 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.

Julian Hughes

Group Corporate Development Director

Julian is based out of our San Francisco Bay Area office and heads up the Group’s Commercial activity 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 Group Corporate Development Director, Julian is also a Non-Executive Board Member for IECHP Ltd, which is a subsidiary of Intelligent Energy.

Amar Samra

Managing Director, Consumer Electronics

Amar joined in January 2013 as Consumer Electronics Managing Director. Prior to this role Amar has worked extensively within the Consumer Electronics industry. He worked with InFocus as the General Manager of Lines of Business and prior to that as General Manager EMEA. His career spans from start-up businesses to Fortune 500 companies.