Ceres Power Holdings PLC (LON:CWR.L) has appointed Professor Dame Julia King, Baroness Brown of Cambridge, as an independent non-executive director effective from 17 June immediately following the company's Annual General Meeting.
Baroness Brown is an engineer with many years of experience across industry and government.
“In particular, her focus on climate change adaptation and mitigation and the low carbon economy hold great relevance for Ceres as it seeks to position itself as a global leader in solid oxide technology to address the challenges of climate change and air quality,” said the fuel cell and electrochemical technology company.
Following an academic career at Cambridge University, Baroness Brown held senior engineering and business roles at Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC between 1994 and 2002, before returning to academia as Principal of Engineering at Imperial College and then as Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive of Aston University from 2006-2016.
She is currently Chair of The Carbon Trust, a non-executive director of Ørsted, Chair of the Adaptation Committee of the Climate Change Committee and a member of the BEIS Hydrogen Advisory Council.
"It is a pleasure to welcome Julia to the Board of Ceres,” said Ceres chairman Warren Finegold. “Her long and distinguished career across industry and academia is not only impressive, but also incredibly relevant to Ceres' ambition to deliver clean energy technology to enable a net zero future.”
"Developing new technologies and taking those technologies to scale and down their cost reduction path is absolutely critical in meeting the goal of limiting global warming to well below 2, preferably 1.5 degrees Celsius,” said Baroness Brown. “Ceres is an excellent example of a technology that has spun out of our world-leading research base in the UK that can really make a difference on our path to Net Zero.”