NanoSUN Ltd, the Lancaster UK based producer of the World’s first mass-produced mobile hydrogen refuelling station is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Graham Cooley as Chairman of the Board.
Graham has over thirty years leading product and technology strategic development in the energy sector at the forefront of new technology introduction in the power, energy storage and hydrogen sectors. A proven deal maker with a track record of structuring and closing corporate deals. A proven fundraiser, having raised over £600m for technology companies from sources including venture capital, private equity, public investment markets, strategic corporates and grant bodies. A lifelong environmental campaigner and commentator on all things related to the energy and sustainability sector.
Graham was CEO of ITM Power PLC for over 13 years and brings a wealth of hydrogen industry and capital markets experience to NanoSUN. ITM Power was the first hydrogen-related company to be listed on the London Stock Market. He was instrumental in delivering key strategic partnership agreements with global energy partners that transformed ITM Power from a relatively small R&D business into a leader in the hydrogen market.
Commenting on his appointment, Graham said: “It’s great to be joining NanoSUN at this critical time for the development of the hydrogen refueling infrastructure. The company’s product solves one of the biggest problems in hydrogen fuelling today; how to safely, rapidly and economically refuel commercial hydrogen vehicles. It’s a great team of dedicated people who are poised for substantial growth”
Commenting on Dr. Cooley’s appointment, Graham Hodgson, NanoSUN’s founding Chair and MD said: “I am delighted to welcome Graham as Chairman of the Board. I will continue on the Board as Managing Director and look forward to working with Graham on the next phase of the company's rapid development.
NanoSUN is a world-leading, award-winning, engineering company focused on the development, manufacture and commercialisation of mobile hydrogen refuelling solutions for use within the Transportation Industry. From Industrial Gases to Transport and Mobility sectors, we aim to accelerate hydrogen use with our innovative technologies by bridging the gap between the hydrogen supply industry and the needs of end users for convenient, low-cost, simple-to-use and safe fuelling systems.
Graham is Chairman of H2 Green, a wholly own subsidiary of GeTech, M&A Advisor to Pineapple Power, a member of the UK Government’s Hydrogen Advisory Council, and a Board member of RenewableUK.
Graham has been involved with a wide range of companies nearly all connected to the cleantech sector. He has successfully led numerous transactions and raised substantial investment capital. His early career was in the power sector where he was Business Development Manager for National Power (now RWE) and International Power (now Engie). Graham was CEO of Sensortec, founding CEO of Metalysis, a spin out from Cambridge University, and founding CEO of Antenova. Graham has a PhD in physics, an MBA, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Metals, Minerals and Mining (FIMMM), The Energy Institute (FEI), and The Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET). In December 2022, he was awarded a Lifetime Fellowship Award from The Bessemer Society.