Board of Directors

Nova Pangaea Technologies’ Board of Directors combines extensive global business, technical, and investment experience across broad industries.

David Morgan


David has a career spanning more than thirty years in natural resources, chemicals and technology.

He has held several Chair and Non-Executive Board level roles over the last twelve years at both large scale and growth stage businesses in sectors including fuel cells, catalysts and chemicals, energy support services and battery technology development.

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.

John McNeill

Non-Executive Director & Investor

35 years of oil and gas experience.

International upstream engineering and management roles in Europe, Asia and South America

10 years of global consulting and interim management.

Experienced early-stage investor in the energy technology sector.

David Pitt-Watson

Non-Executive Director & Investor

Former London MD at Braxton Associates, went on to be CEO of Hermes Focus Asset Management, leading UK activist investor and influencer of governance policy.

Fellow, London Business School; Co-Chair UNEP Finance Initiative; Treasurer, Oxfam.

Director NESTA, ICGN, Oxford Analytica. Board Advisor, Deloitte.

MA (PPE, Oxon), MBA (Stanford).

Wendy Irvin-Braben

Non-Executive Director & Investor

35 years of commercial and contractual experience.

Former Vice President and Global Procurement Office at Cap Gemini SA, managing a spend/contracts of 2.5B euros.

10 years of management consultancy experience – strategy and supply chain.

Chairman of the Board at New International Encounters – an international award-winning theatre and educational company.

Sarah Ellerby

Chief Executive & Director

Over 17 years’ international executive board experience in the energy, natural resources and manufacturing sectors, in North America.

She was an Associate Partner at Hanson Family Holdings (formerly Hanson Plc) for over 12 years and has been involved with a large number of projects focussing on growth, strategy, turnaround, start-up commercialisation, transformation, investment, and M&A.

She previously held Chief Executive roles in the energy, natural resources, healthcare and manufacturing sectors.

Sarah studied leadership & management at The Wharton School of Management at the University of Pennsylvania and is currently obtaining her MBA from Bradford University School of Management. 

Neil Guilder

Chief Financial Officer & Director

Neil has over 25 years experience of growing SME’s as a CFO. During this time he has successfully led, from a finance point view, the establishment of financial strategies, commercial growth, obtaining growth finance, business acquisition and trade and Private Equity financed corporate sales.

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Chartered Director (IOD), MA Finance & Accounting (Leeds Metropolitan University), BA (Hons) History (Manchester University).