Leadership Team

The Group Executive

Dr Henri Winand

Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Dr. Winand joined the Board as Chief Executive on 1 September 2006. He was previously Vice President of Corporate Venturing at Rolls-Royce plc. During his time with Rolls-Royce, Dr. Winand 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. He 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 also a member of the University of Cambridge's Alumni Advisory Board.

John Maguire

Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

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

Mr. Maguire 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 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, Mr. Maguire is also a Non-Executive Director of Jee Limited, a subsea engineering and training company.

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.