Nova Pangaea Technologies is lead by a successful, experienced team that combines many years of business management, project management and chemical industry experience.

Ed Wilson – Chief Executive, Project Director & Investor


Former CEO of CEL International Ltd  – led their buyout from Courtaulds. Grew the company and subsequently sold it to WSP generating substantial returns for investors

Civil engineer with 30 years extensive experience of managing chemical plant construction projects to successful completion around the world, including novel process scale-ups

B Tech. MBA (Cranfield), C Eng. MIEC


John Nicholas – Founder and Commercial Director


Experienced biofuels promoter: successfully conceived, funded and commissioned the world’s largest biodiesel plant on Teesside (UK)

Led the world’s first biofuels refinery IPO.

Wide ranging career in management consulting, public policy and economic development

B Ec (Australian National University), BA (Canterbury University, New Zealand)

Yunus Patel – Finance Director & Investor

YunusExperienced FD and Company Secretary, managed financial aspects of CEL MBO and later industrial/commercial operations

Proven track record in establishing new companies internationally

Highly experienced in financial control, risk management, commercial and contract reviews

Non Executive Directors


Barry Hedley – Chairman & Investor


Former Director of Boston Consulting Group in London; later established strategy consulting firm Braxton Associates and subsequently sold it to Deloitte remaining as global CEO and building it to 1000 consultants in 23 locations worldwide

Chemical Engineer and Fellow of Judge Business School, Cambridge University

MA (Mech. Eng. & Chem. Eng., Cambridge), MBA (Harvard), C Eng, MIET


Andrew Shepherd – Director & Investor


Formerly with strategy consultants SPA, co-founded the Alexander Partnership, consulting to agribusiness, chemicals and other sectors. Active investor in Private Equity

Experienced project engineer and innovator as Chief Engineer of International Paint, Felling

Adjunct Professor, National University of Ireland, Galway

B.Sc & B.Com.  (Mech. Eng. & Economics, Birmingham), MA & MBA (Stanford), C Eng


David Pitt-Watson – 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)