Board

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Dr. Geoff Nesbitt

Chairman

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George Katzaros

Non Executive Director

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Anthony Rawlinson

Non Executive Director

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José Luis del Valle

Non Executive Director

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Dr. Geoff Nesbitt

Interim Chief Executive Officer

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Janet Rachel Donovan

Chief Financial Officer

Geoff is the Chairman of Verditek and in early 2018 became the Interim CEO.

Geoff has served over 30 years in the oil & gas and energy sectors. He was the CTO of FTSE 250 group Petrofac. Prior to Petrofac, he held a number of senior roles in Shell in the Middle East, India, the US, and Europe for 20 years. His most recent assignments with Shell involved the management of commercially focused R&D centres in Europe and India. His proven leadership, commercial and entrepreneurial drive provide business discipline and industry insight to Verditek.    

Geoffrey has a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Durham and has completed extensive executive business training at IMD Lausanne.

George is the founder of Verditek plc, identifying the three core technologies and leading the company to IPO on AIM.

George has over 30 years’ experience in advisory and asset management as well as investment banking and venture capital particularly  for cleantech companies.

George is a founding partner of Farm Street Partners Investment Management and is a co-founder of the Eight Great Technologies UK venture capital fund launched under ex cabinet Minister for UK Science and Universities, the Right Honourable Lord David Willetts. He was formerly an CEO of Flemings Spain, an MD at JP Morgan before working at Cazenove and ABN Amro in European Equities. He began his career at Hambros Bank before specialising in Spanish equities with Dillon Read for over two decades.

Anthony has over 40 years’ experience in the fund management industry as well as an investor in technology companies.

Anthony has served on the boards of both listed and unlisted companies in technology companies in the UK, the USA,and Australia. He  was a founder and MD of Singapore based, The Global Value Investment Portfolio Management Pte Ltd, managing up to US$1.5 billion as an accredited international equity fund management professional. He previously was Chairman of Enova Systems Inc., a US and UK publicly listed company developing and manufacturing electric and hybrid electric drive systems for automotive and motive power applications. His early career was spent with leading financial institutions including JP Morgan (Chemical Bank) and Citibank.

José Luis has over 30 years' experience in renewables, engineering and the financial services industries.

He holds directorships in Abengoa, an engineering and construction company, and insurance group Ocaso and chairs Lar Espana Real Estate. Most recently was Chairman of the board of Global Energy Services, an independent service provider of construction, operations and maintenance services to the global renewable energy industry. He previously held senior positions in Iberdrola, Scottish Power and wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa. José Luis is also a former CFO of Banco Santander.

José Luis holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a MSc, Nuclear Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MEng from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Geoff is the Chairman of Verditek and in early 2018 became the Interim CEO.

Geoff has served over 30 years in the oil & gas and energy sectors. He was the CTO of FTSE 250 group Petrofac. Prior to Petrofac, he held a number of senior roles in Shell in the Middle East, India, the US, and Europe for 20 years. His most recent assignments with Shell involved the management of commercially focused R&D centres in Europe and India. His proven leadership, commercial and entrepreneurial drive provide business discipline and industry insight to Verditek.    

Geoffrey has a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Durham and has completed extensive executive business training at IMD Lausanne.

Janet has over 20 years’ experience in science and technology manufacturing and engineering businesses working at senior management level including executive roles as Chief Financial Officer.  

Janet began her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers before moving into industry working for Smiths Aerospace, a division of Smiths Group PLC, and later GE Aviation Systems.  After a working in a strategic planning and M&A role Janet went on to be CFO of Smiths Aerospace Customer Services Europe followed by GE Aviation Digital Power and Electrical Power UK, the groups largest manufacturing and engineering business.  After leaving GE Janet went on to be CFO at an advanced materials and energy company, Cella Energy prior to establishing a boutique management and advisory service firm working with science and tech startups.

Janet is an ICAEW Chartered Accountant and has a BSc in Physics from Durham University.