Board of Directors
Board of Directors
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 is the Chairman of the Nomination Committee.
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).
Larry joined the Board of Invinity in April 2020. He is a member of the Nomination Committee.
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.
Matt joined the Board of Invinity in April 2020.
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.
Senior Independent 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. He is Chairman of the Audit & Risk Committee and also sits on the Nomination and Remuneration Committees.
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.
Raj is a member of the Audit & Risk, Remuneration and Nomination Committees.
Michael Farrow founded, and subsequently sold, a mid-sized Jersey regulated trust company, the latter being the corporate secretary to the Company. He currently sits on the boards of a number of listed and substantial private companies and funds. He was the former group company secretary of Cater Allen Jersey, a banking, trustee and investment management group.
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.
Michael joined the Board in March 2006. He is the Chairman on the Remuneration Committee and also sits on the Audit & Risk and Nomination Committees.