Getech, owner of hydrogen developer H2 Green has announced Dr Graham Cooley as Chair of H2 Green. Graham will assist H2 Green to expand and develop its portfolio of hydrogen and renewable energy projects and maximise its potential as a ‘pure play’ UK project developer.
Graham led ITM Power as Chief Executive Officer from 2009 to 2022. ITM Power was the first hydrogen related company to be listed on the London Stock Market. He was instrumental in delivering key strategic partnership agreements with global energy partners that transformed ITM Power from a relatively small business into a leader in the hydrogen market.
A proven entrepreneur and developer of early stage businesses, Graham has been involved with a wide range of companies nearly all connected to the cleantech sector. He has successfully led numerous transactions and raised substantial investment capital. Graham was CEO of Sensortec, founder of Metalysis, a spin out from Cambridge University, and founding CEO of Antenova.
Graham is a member of the UK Government’s Hydrogen Advisory Council, and a Board member of the trade body, RenewableUK. Graham has a PhD in physics, an MBA, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Metals, Minerals and Mining (FIMMM), The Energy Institute (FEI), and The Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET). In December 2022, he was awarded a Lifetime Fellowship Award from The Bessemer Society.
Luke Johnson, Managing Director of H2 Green, said, “This is a very significant appointment for us and one that reflects well on what we have achieved so far. Graham understands what is required to be successful and will give excellent guidance for the future development of the company. The UK government has set a strategic goal of domestically producing 10GW of hydrogen by 2030 and we want H2 Green to be a key player in delivering this goal.”