Britishvolt, the UK’s foremost investor in battery technologies, has announced four new board members and two new advisory board members, bringing further experience and talent to its leadership team.
Joe Bakaj joins the Britishvolt Advisory Board following 34 years of experience in the automotive industry. His latest position was Vice President Product Development for Ford of Europe. Prior to that he served as Ford’s Vice President Global Powertrain and Electrification. Nick Spencer also joins the Britishvolt Advisory Board, bringing over three decades of automotive industry expertise in complex manufacturing and global supply chains, at both Jaguar Land Rover and the BMW Group.
Sir Michael Snyder, Jolyon Price, Lord Chadlington and William Harrison bring vast industrial, commercial and financial expertise to Britishvolt as it delivers Britain’s first battery gigaplant, investing £2.6BN and directly creating 3000 skilled jobs. Making world-class lithium-ion batteries is widely regarded as being strategically critical for the UK economy.
Orral Nadjari, CEO Britishvolt “We are delighted and honoured that Sir Michael Snyder, Jolyon Price, Lord Chadlington and William Harrison are joining Britishvolt as non-executive directors, along with automotive experts Joe Bakaj and Nick Spencer joining our Advisory Board. Their skills, experience, long history of success and senior counsel will be invaluable to our business as we prepare to lead the UK’s electrified future.
“These appointments underpin the huge progress that we have made in a short period of time and the world-class capability that is now driving Britishvolt forwards at pace. We are firmly on track with construction, product development, funding, and engaging all future customers. We will be production ready by 2023.”
Britishvolt’s Board of Directors is led by Chairman Peter Rolton and now comprises of:
- Orral Nadjari, Chief Executive Officer
- Isobel Sheldon, Chief Strategy Officer
- Sir Michael Snyder, Non-executive Director and Chair of Audit Committee
- Lord Chadlington, Non-executive Director
- William Harrison, Non-executive Director
- Charles Morgan, Non-executive Director
- Jolyon Price, Non-executive Director
Joe Bakaj has been appointed Interim Chairman of Britishvolt’s Advisory Board and is joined by:
- Sacha Dench
- Jon Sigurdsen
- Nick Spencer
- Sebastiaan Welling