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Non-executive Board Of Directors

Our board of directors represent a pro-active shareholder base with world-class financial and technical backgrounds.

Professor Mark Cross

Professor Mark Cross

Chair of the Board & Director for R&D

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Professor Mark Cross

Professor Cross was appointed Chair of the Board in November 2016. He also serves as Executive Director for R&D.

Professor Cross recently retired as the LCRI Professor of Renewable Energy in the College of Engineering at Swansea University. With over 40 years of experience in the field of computational modelling, analysis and optimisation of engineering processes and systems, he pioneered the concept of simulation-based design using advanced numerical methods on high-performance parallel computers.

He has worked with Crossflow Energy since its earliest days on conceptual design and analysis of its turbine systems and for much of this time has provided essential technology support to the Board. Mark has wide industrial and senior management experience. He was a Head of School, Director of Research and then Pro Vice Chancellor of the University of Greenwich over a 20 year period, where he spun out a number of high technology start-up companies from his research team, including one the US which successfully sold to a multi-national corporation in 2012.

Anthony Fenwick-Wilson

Anthony Fenwick-Wilson

Founder & Executive Chairman

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Anthony Fenwick-Wilson

Anthony founded Crossflow Energy in 2007 and is currently Executive Chairman.

He has had broad international business experience in many fields. Having realised the multi-billion dollar growth potential in the energy conservation business, he founded CarbonAqua, which within five years of start-up had over £80 million of business in the pipeline, with clients such as Microsoft, Mercedes Benz and the British Government.

After examining the enormous potential of what has become the Crossflow Energy turbine, he formed the Crossflow Energy Company and resigned as the executive chairman of CarbonAqua in order to totally concentrate on developing Crossflow Energy into a profitable, global company, with the financial benefits that that could bring to those involved.

Edward Nicholson

Edward Nicholson

Non-Executive Director

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Edward Nicholson

Edward has been a Non-Executive Director of Crossflow Energy since 2012.

He has had a long career in investment banking, strategy consultancy and the provision of advisory services to private businesses and their owners, with a particular focus on the Emerging Markets and specifically Latin America.

He was a director of Barclays de Zoete Wedd in its corporate finance division, chairman of several Barclays/BZW asset management businesses and subsequently co-led the Latin American corporate finance and strategy practice for McKinsey & Company, based in Brazil.

He is a non-executive director of several companies and serves as an advisor to a small number of Family Offices as well as to a FTSE 100 company on Latin America. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Juan-Enrique Rassmuss

Juan-Enrique Rassmuss

Non-Executive Director

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Juan-Enrique Rassmuss

Juan-Enrique is one of the principal investors in Crossflow Energy, and has been a Non-Executive Director of the Company since April 2012.

He manages his family’s investments in steel, oil and gas, industrials, alternative energy, transport, agriculture and mining.

Jonathan Hale

Jonathan Hale

Non-Executive Director

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Jonathan Hale

Jonathan became a Non-Executive Director in 2013.

He has over 35 years of commercial and financial experience in the aerospace, energy, mining and consulting sectors.

Prior to joining Crossflow Energy, Jonathan was director of strategy for Rolls Royce plc and a member of its group executive for ten years, retiring in 2010. He was responsible for corporate strategy, M&A, development of new businesses and partnerships, and technology development and commercialisation.

Over his career, Jonathan has also worked for Anglo American in South Africa; Fluor in San Francisco; LEK  Consulting in London, where he was a senior partner, a member of the executive committee and responsible for its industrial practice; and Ascot, a fine and speciality chemicals company, where as head of corporate finance and strategy he oversaw several acquisitions and disposals.

Jonathan has an MBA from Harvard School of Business Administration and an MA and BA from Cambridge University in Metallurgy and Materials Science.

Chris Branch

Chris Branch

Non-Executive Director

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Chris Branch

Chris has been a Non-Executive Director of Crossflow Energy since 2010.

He most recently founded Momentum Underwriting Management, a specialist personal accident and life managing agency, which he recently sold.

Previously, Chris helped to set up CIGNA RE Europe, the European arm of American company CIGNA Corp.

Chris is a graduate from Reading University.

Executive Management

Our executive team combines relevant expertise in product engineering, renewable energy project finance and development, engineering project management and commercialisation of new technologies.

Jim Barry

Jim Barry

CEO

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Jim Barry

Jim Barry joined the Crossflow Energy team as from January 2017 bringing substantial financial and business experience from the banking and renewable energy sectors. Most recently he was with Vestas, the leading Danish based Wind Turbine manufacturer who he joined in 2010 to develop training to ensure a thorough understanding within Vestas of Project Financing structures and techniques, at the time supporting Vestas to preposition itself from a sales focussed to one supporting developers to secure finance and providing long term O&M support for projects. Prior to Vestas Jim worked for over 20 years in the Banking Sector with Barclays, Dresdner, HBOS and UniCredit where he ran various specialist teams focused on both advisory and debt arranging and underwriting activities in the Project & Export Finance area. His financing experience goes across a wide range of Infrastructure sectors and geographic regions, but in recent years he has focussed increasingly on renewable energy including time spent with Trinergy, a leading developer and operator of wind farms in Italy and Germany, as Head of Capital Management, helping to develop and secure a €1bn+ refinancing structure for a portfolio of Italian and German wind assets. Jim, in his capacity as CEO, has now joined the Board of Crossflow Energy.
Rob Ellis

Rob Ellis

Director Of Engineering

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Rob Ellis

With over 25 years experience in renewables Rob has led engineering teams in innovative product design across Europe and U.S. As a Composite Consultant, he became extensively involved in design, construction and inspection of both racing yachts and wind and water turbine blades. Project siting, anemometry mast design and installation, power performance evaluation of commercial wind farms, wind focus, keen sailor, boat builder are all key attributes that make Rob the multi-disciplined dynamic lead required to drive the engineering design to a successful completion.
Rebecca White

Rebecca White

Commercial Director

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Rebecca White

A degree qualified Mechanical Engineering, having spent 15 years in engineering and project finance, in both the private and public sector, Rebecca has considerable experience in the management and delivery of large engineering projects and has excellent business focus, analytical and negotiation skills.
Managing the business on a day-to-day basis, Rebecca’s role is to provide strong direction and motivation to the South-Wales based team in order to achieve the vision and goals of the organisation, and drive strategic performance at all levels. She is responsible for delivering the business strategy, key goals and initiatives to enable Crossflow Energy to bring the Crossflow renewable energy technology solution to commercialisation.
With a passion for sustainable development, having managed in-country student engineering projects in rural Africa, Rebecca lectures in Project Management in Sustainable Engineering at Swansea University.

Core Team

Our core team work together to bring our clean energy solutions to the worldwide community using the latest research and technology.

Elaine Cunliffe

Elaine Cunliffe

Office Manager

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Elaine Cunliffe

Elaine uses her wealth of knowledge and experience in the financial, engineering and marketing sectors at Crossflow having spent over 20 years organising and coordinating office administration at companies including Morgan Grenfell and Michael Laurie & Partners. She served as a Director of Vision One (UK) and the Company Secretary at Gyroscope Engineering. Elaine is a cornerstone of the organisation, the knowledge and experience she brings to Crossflow, in addition to her exceptional organisation skills, ensures the smooth day to day running of the business.
Shane Allasgar

Shane Allasgar

Engineering Manager

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Allasgar

Engineering and Project Management is Shane’s forte within Crossflow who applies his skills for the design and development of the Pre-Production Prototype Turbine (PPP). His responsibility covers all aspects of delivery, including Quality, HSSE, Engineering, Supplier/Vendor relationship and management which, from his extensive experience as a Senior Oil and Gas Industry Professional, enables him to be the driving force behind the design of the PPP IES to international standards, whilst facilitating the design to easily be commercialised within strict HSE guidelines.
Nick Long

Nick Long

IES Delivery Manager

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Nick Long

As a young aspiring Engineer, Nick’s GCSE CDT Technology project (at the age of sixteen) was entered into ~The Young Engineer for Britain Competition~ where it reached the Final in Brighton, ironically this project was a wind turbine! After studying Civil Engineering in University, Nick’s first position was designing commercial and domestic swimming pools and conservatories. Since then, he has spent the last 18 years in Oil & Gas; both on filtration systems for oil refinery, petrochemical and aviation fuel applications, then followed by nearly 10 years in deep water oil & gas production systems. There are seventeen granted global patents for innovations of Nick’s creation, with two more on their way to grant in the UK. Nick is applying his considerable expertise in the design of the rotor, shield and blade configuration of the PPP IES.
Pip Jones

Pip Jones

Procurement & Contracts Coordinatior

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Pip Jones

Pip joined Crossflow in November 2017 to ensure the coordination and procurement process for the design and build of the IES Unit by the Engineers runs smoothly and within the programme. She has been actively involved in sales coordination and administration management throughout her career which has covered every aspect of financial procedure from initial contact with potential suppliers through to product delivery. She is both driven and talented, is a key member of the team and with her understanding of the technical requirements, ensures supplier engagement and contract management are undertaken on a professional collaborative basis.
Mike Stones

Mike Stones

Lead Design Engineer

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Mike Stones

Mike joined Crossflow in 2012 bringing 21 years of extensive knowledge and expertise from working in the automotive and aeronautical sectors for companies including Rolls Royce, Union Carbide, Honda and TRW Automotive Power. He designed the key hardware packages to enable the successful build of the 22m X-feg Experimental Research model turbine installed at Crossflow’s Test Site in Port Talbot which will shortly undergo deconstruction to make way for the next generation pre commercial IES prototype. The wealth of experience he has brought to Crossflow and his attention to detail, will ensure the design packages for the building of the IES unit will be as per the design parameters and on track for delivery.
As an Aeronautical Engineer with a passion for aviation, Mike learned to fly with the Royal Air Force and is currently Wing Commander and Officer Commanding No.3 Welsh Wing.

Wezi Gondwe

Wezi Gondwe

Design & Operations Engineer

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Wezi Gondwe

Wezi has dynamically progressed from Graduate Engineer to Design & Operations Engineer since joining Crossflow in 2014 applying his MSc and BSc in Mechanical Engineering, pragmatism & innovation to; deliver Crossflow’s Smart Power Management System, compiling structural load cases and effectively running all operations at the Test Site.
Before joining the company, he worked for an automotive OEM gaining varied experience with controls and instrumentation, data acquisition, data reduction & analysis and Health & Safety management.
Dr Farzan Hefazi

Dr Farzan Hefazi

Research Analyst

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Dr Farzan Hefazi

Integral to the Crossflow Team is Farzan Hefazi from Swansea University College of Engineering. Farzan has been involved in undertaking and developing the complex fluid dynamic modelling using Physica, Ansys and Open Foam 3D, and works closely with the Engineering Team in the design iteration modelling and development.
Wayne Harris

Wayne Harris

Operations & Maintenance Technician

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Wayne Harris

With his Mechanical Engineering background, Wayne has been the lead Operations and Maintenance Technician for our Wind Turbines since 2016.  He interfaces and coordinates all vendors, and sub-contractors, at our sites.  With this experience, he represents the operations and maintenance inputs in all current turbine, and overall Integrated Energy Solution designs so as to ensure the next product is more operator friendly.  He has mentoring experience in the past with apprentices teaching hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanical engineering and electrical installation, which has led him to mentor the two Trainee Technicians, helping them gain valuable experience in the workplace prior to them starting their apprenticeships with Crossflow in Autumn 2018.

Before joining Crossflow, Wayne worked in the coal mining industry for numerous years and has 3 years’ experience working on the Lee Tunnel Project in London; the deepest tunnel in the UK.

Nathan Wright

Nathan Wright

Trainee Technician

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Nathan Wright

Nathan joined Crossflow for 2 days per week in January 2018 to assist the Site Technician in the deconstruction of the X-feg turbine whilst under the supervision of the Operations & Maintenance Technician.  He has gained hands on experience working with Wayne whilst studying his Electrical Installations NVQ at College. His intention is to start an apprenticeship in Autumn 2018, staying with Crossflow to assist in the installation, commissioning and maintenance of the new IES unit.
Cerith Gibson

Cerith Gibson

Trainee Technician

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Cerith Gibson

As with Nathan, Cerith joined Crossflow for 2 days per week in January 2018 to assist the Site Technician in the deconstruction of the X-feg turbine whilst under the supervision of the Operations & Maintenance Technician.  He has gained hands on experience working with Wayne whilst studying his Electrical Installations NVQ at College. His intention is to start an apprenticeship in Autumn 2018, staying with Crossflow to assist in the installation, commissioning and maintenance of the new IES unit.