Faraday Grid further strengthens senior team as company continues rapid expansion
Dr Irene Di Martino joins as Chief Systems Architect; Oliver Buckley joins as Head of Communications; John Prime joins as Head of Regulatory Affairs, UK and Europe; Mark Stultz joins as VP Regulatory Affairs, North America.
We are pleased to announce that Faraday Grid has made a series of senior hires as the company continues to build and strengthen its global presence.
Dr Irene Di Martino joins as Chief Systems Architect and will be responsible for leading Faraday Grid’s technical concepts and develop product roadmaps. With 20 years’ experience in the energy sector, principally at Engie, Irene has led strategic programmes targeting technological improvements and commercial optimisation. She also worked at QinetiQ on aero-engine structural integrity and materials development, and more recently at the World Energy Council as a co-lead of an international programme on energy blockchain. Irene attained a PhD in metallurgy, developing modelling capabilities to predict the life of high-temperature power plant components.
Oliver Buckley joins as Head of Communications with global responsibility for leading Faraday Grid’s communications team across key markets. He joins from communications consultancy Madano where he spent five years working for organisations across the energy and infrastructure sectors. He also previously worked for CNC, Finsbury and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation.
John Prime joins as Head of Regulatory Affairs, UK and Europe, and will be responsible for leading regulatory strategy and shaping the policy environment in these markets through advocacy and relationship management of external stakeholders. John has 20 years' experience in the energy industry, principally at National Grid, the UK electricity and gas Transmission System Operator, where he held a number of leadership roles in commercial, EU regulation, Electricity Market Reform and policy & public affairs, including spending three years in their Brussels office.
Mark Stultz joins as VP Regulatory Affairs, North America, and will lead policy and regulatory strategy in the U.S. market. With 30 years’ experience in energy industry external affairs and journalism, Mark most recently facilitated policy coordination, regulatory affairs and U.S. advocacy for BP’s Energy Marketing & Trading business. Prior to that he was responsible for communications, legislative affairs and national public relations activities at the Natural Gas Supply Association (NGSA), highlighting the benefits of competitive natural gas. He also held public affairs and marketing roles at the Electric Power Supply Association (EPSA). Stultz began his career as a journalist and television anchorman.
Andrew Scobie, Founder and CEO of Faraday Grid, said: “We’re incredibly happy to have these brilliant minds join us as we seek to bring sustainable prosperity to all. The energy system needs a system-wide reimagination which is why we need the best people on board who can help us shift the dial on what’s possible.”
The appointments come at a time of rapid expansion for Faraday Grid. In October 2018, the company announced it will be working with UK Power Networks in London, UK, to demonstrate the role and impact of Faraday Exchangers. Further collaborations and partnerships will be announced throughout 2019 with partners around the world. The Faraday Grid technology has also been validated by the UK’s Power Networks Demonstration Centre.