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.

Martin Barnes

Martin joined the Crossflow team in February 2021 as CEO and was appointed to the Board in March to take the business through to full commercialisation. He has a proven track record in business leadership with over 30 years in the oil and gas; renewable energy and power transmission sectors, both with small entrepreneurial businesses and FTSE 100 companies and brings extensive experience in building scale and exploiting commercial value, particularly in technology-based SME companies. His entrepreneurial approach and strategic outlook together with strong leadership skills and hands-on operational management are ideally suited to the next phase of Crossflow’s development. Martin is an Engineer by background with diverse and international experience of energy and infrastructure markets and key supply chains. He will focus on accelerating the roll out of Crossflow products and the evolution of next generation designs, opening new markets and attracting new investment to ensure Crossflow realises its full potential.

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.

John Cunningham

With his vast company leadership experience in building and managing teams in growing technology businesses, John joined Crossflow in March 2020 as CTO to effect his demonstrable experience in product strategy, performance management, company finance and make a true difference. He is a Chartered (Fellow) Mechanical Engineer with senior technical experience in standard and custom product design, including R&D, low to high volume production, high integrity machined products and in-house software development. As an International business traveller with diverse industry experience in Structural Engineering, Oil and Gas, Automotive, Renewable Energy, Fluid storage and Electrical contracting his wealth of knowledge is a true asset for Crossflow.

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