Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Neil O'Brien

Neil O'Brien

Chairman of the Board

Neil O'Brien

Neil O'Brien

Chairman

Neil’s most recent role was as CEO of AIM listed Alkane Energy which he joined in 2008. Under his leadership, the Company achieved rapid output increases through a combination of organic growth and acquisition activity. Alkane expanded its UK portfolio of baseload power generating sites and established a leading position in the UK back-up power market covering winter peaking, National Grid “STOR” programme and the capacity market.

Neil started his career at Coopers & Lybrand in 1985, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant, before joining Blue Circle in 1988, holding a number of senior financial and operational roles in the UK and Europe. He then spent three years as a Group Management Accountant at Aggregate Industries.

Neil read Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oriel College, Oxford University.

Neil joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in September 2016 and is a member of the Audit Committee. Neil is also Chairman of the Remuneration Committee. He became Executive Chairman in March 2019.

Larry Zulch

Larry Zulch

Chief Executive Officer

Larry Zulch

Larry Zulch

Chief Executive Officer

Larry has over 30 years of experience successfully commercializing advanced technologies and scaling the companies that deliver those technologies to market. He was formerly the CEO of Avalon Battery, Dantz Development (acquired by EMC), Photometics, PLCD, Cloud Engines, and Savvius (acquired by LiveAction). He served as VP and Officer at EMC, and as Executive Chairman of Freerange Communications (acquired by Sprint via Handmark).

Matt Harper

Matt Harper

Chief Commercial Officer

Matt Harper

Matt Harper

Chief Commercial Officer

Matt is an engineer and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience developing and commercializing clean energy technologies, including 14 years in energy storage. Prior to co-founding Avalon Battery, Matt served as VP Products and Services at Prudent Energy, earned a masters degree in systems engineering from MIT, and invented seven US patents.

Peter Dixon-Clarke

Peter Dixon-Clarke

Chief Financial Officer

Peter Dixon-Clarke

Peter Dixon-Clarke

Chief Financial Officer

Peter joined the board of Invinity in August 2020 where he serves alongside the two other board executives, Larry Zulch (CEO) and Matt Harper (CCO).

Peter has 30 years’ experience in senior finance roles, primarily in the energy sector as well as financial services. His most recent CFO roles were at Kuwait Energy Company plc, Hotspur Geothermal ltd and AIM-listed Rockhopper Exploration plc.

Peter qualified at Deloitte as a chartered accountant and will conduct his global responsibilities out of London.

Peter is excited by the prospects of the clean energy sector and plans to use his depth of experience, steady hand and enthusiasm to contribute strongly to Invinity’s future successes.

Jonathan Marren

Jonathan Marren

Non-Executive Director

Jonathan Marren

Jonathan Marren

Non-Executive Director

Jonathan served on the Board of Directors as Chief Financial Officer between July 2012 and March 2016, having been an advisor to the company since early 2006, including on its flotation in April 2006.

He has previously held positions as Deputy Head of Corporate Finance at Singer Capital Markets, prior to which he was at Peel Hunt between 2000 and 2010 where he was a Director in the Corporate Department with responsibility for their new energy and clean tech franchise where he gained considerable experience of working with companies in this area.

Jonathan qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen in 1999 after obtaining a BSc in Mathematics from Durham University.

Jonathan joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in March 2016 and is a member of the Remuneration Committee. Jonathan is also Chairman of the Audit Committee.

Rajat Kohli

Rajat Kohli

Non-Executive Director

Rajat Kohli

Rajat Kohli

Non-Executive Director

Raj joined the Board of Invinity in June 2020. He has many years’ experience in the resources, energy and infrastructure sectors having began his City career as a mining and metals analyst before becoming Managing Director in HSBC’s Resources and Energy Group, Investment Banking in 2000.

Raj joined ArcelorMittal as Co-Head of Mergers & Acquisitions in 2007, returning to banking in 2011, joining Standard Bank as Global Head of Metals and Mining. Since 2015, Raj has provided strategic consulting services to the natural resources sector as Principal of Ptolemy Resource Capital.

Michael Farrow

Michael Farrow

Non-Executive Director

Michael Farrow

Michael Farrow

Non-Executive Director

Michael Farrow is a founder director of Consortia Partnership Limited, a Jersey licensed trust company. He currently sits on the Boards of a number of listed companies. He has also been group company secretary of Cater Allen Jersey, a banking, trustee and investment management group.

Michael has been a member of our Board of Directors since March 2006 and is a member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees.

Michael holds an MSc in Corporate Governance and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries & Administrators and was formerly a regular British Army Officer.