5th January 2022

Nova Pangaea Technologies appoints new independent Chair

Nova Pangaea Technologies has announced the appointment of David Morgan as its new Chair. David takes up his new position with immediate effect, taking over from John McNeill who is the incumbent Non-Executive Chair. With a career spanning more than thirty years in natural resources, chemicals and technology, David will bring a wealth of experience to Nova Pangaea Technologies complementing that of the existing Board and Executive Team.

David’s executive credentials comprise of senior roles at KMPG and twenty years at Johnson Matthey plc where he spent ten years as Executive Director of Corporate Development. David has held numerous Non-Executive Board level roles over the last twelve years at several large and growth stage businesses in sectors including fuel cells, catalysts and chemicals, energy support services and battery technology development. During 2021, he led the successful IPO of AMTE Power plc and was Chair of Nord Gold plc for seven years. In addition, he has also served on the Boards of organisations including the Royal Mint Limited, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust and Conduit Ventures Limited.

In his spare time, David volunteers as a mentor to staff and students at Imperial College who are looking to start their own businesses; having previously chaired the advisory board of the Department of Chemistry at Imperial. David said: “At a time when the World is taking the need to reduce its carbon emissions ever more seriously, the opportunity to join NPT was too good to miss. If we are collectively to achieve Net Zero we will need to turn to technologies, such as that being introduced by NPT, which are capable of net negative emissions. I’ve also been hugely impressed by Sarah and her team and the progress they have made and I look forward to being able to contribute to the further success of the business. “

As Nova Pangaea Technologies enters the next stage in its expansion, CEO Sarah Ellerby said: “We are delighted to welcome David to the NPT Board. He is joining us at a pivotal and exciting time in the company’s growth plan. As we approach the commercial scale up of our technology, with significant global interest from investors, customers and partners, David’s skills and experience will provide the financial and commercial gravitas required to successfully navigate this exciting phase of our commercialisation plan”