AFC Energy unveils new chair

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AFC Energy PLC (LON:AFC) said it has appointed Gary Bullard as its non-executive chair with immediate effect, succeeding previous incumbent John Rennocks who retired from the board following the company’s AGM on April 14.

The hydrogen power generation specialist said Bullard has board-level experience working with companies in the “scale up of high-volume manufacturing and supporting high value, high growth businesses in the commercialisation of technology across a range of sectors”.

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Bullard previously served in senior management positions at major corporations including IBM and BT Group PLC (LON:BT.A) and currently serves as chairman of photonics firm Gooch & Housego PLC (LON:GHH).

“I am hugely excited to have the opportunity to chair a growing business that will play a pivotal role in decarbonising industry to reduce the effect of climate change. I believe that my commercial experience will be of significant benefit to AFC Energy as it scales up its operations to meet growing demand and I look forward to working with Adam and the senior executive team to make this happen”, Bullard said in a statement.

“Following a thorough selection process, we are delighted to have found a chairman in Gary with such extensive experience and enthusiasm for the business. Our key priority is to put in place the required distribution channels, manufacturing and staffing to drive our commercial sales with significant annuity revenue and Gary’s commercial acumen will be invaluable during this phase of the company’s development”, added AFC chief executive Adam Bond.

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