Ceres Power appoints Julia King to its Board as Independent Director

– UK, Horsham –  Ceres Power Holdings plc (LON: CWR), a global leader in fuel cell and electrochemical technology, today announced the appointment of Professor Dame Julia King, Baroness Brown of Cambridge to its Board as an Independent Non-executive Director effective from 17 June 2021.

“It is a pleasure to welcome Julia to the Board of Ceres. 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. We very much look forward to working with her.” said Board Chairman, Warren Finegold.

About Dame Julia King

Baroness Brown is an engineer with immense 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.

Following an academic career at Cambridge University, Julia held senior engineering and business roles at Rolls-Royce 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.

Julia is passionate about education and engineering and contributed to the Browne report on university funding and Lord Stern’s review on the research excellence framework. She Chairs STEM Learning Limited and is the Chair of the Governing Board at the Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials.

Julia is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Royal Society, and was awarded a DBE for services to higher education and technology. In 2015 she was elevated to her Peerage as the Baroness Brown of Cambridge and sits as a Crossbench Peer in the House of Lords where she is a member of the Science and Technology Select Committee.

Baroness Brown of Cambridge said: “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. 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. I am delighted to be joining the Board and to be working with the team to demonstrate how we can and should be leading in the deployment of UK technology globally.”

About Ceres Power

Ceres is a world-leading developer of next-generation solid oxide fuel cell and electrochemical technology. Its asset-light, licensing model has seen it establish partnerships with some of the world’s largest engineering and technology companies, such as Weichai in China, Bosch in Germany, Miura in Japan, and Doosan in South Korea, to develop systems and products that address climate change and air quality challenges for transportation, industry, data centers, and everyday living. Ceres is listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange (LON: CWR) and is classified by the LSE Green Economy Mark, which recognizes listed companies that derive more than 50% of their activity from the green economy.

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