Our people

Nova Pangaea Technologies is lead by a successful team that combines extensive technical and global business experience across broad industries including chemicals, manufacturing, O&G, mining, and operational excellence.

Sarah Ellerby

Chief Executive

Over 15 years’ international Executive Board and Advisory Board experience Multiple chief executive roles within energy, natural resources, and manufacturing. A proven track record in growth, finance, turnaround, marketing and strategic partnership development. Advised Hanson Family Holdings and Hon Robert Hanson for over 12 years across broad industries. Studied Leadership & Management at Wharton, and MBA at the School of Management, Bradford University.

Alastair Austin

Director of Operations

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Yunus Patel

Finance Director & Investor

Experienced 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

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

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)

Wendy Irvin-Braben

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 2.5 billion 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

John McNeill

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