Phil Doran, Co-Founder CoreTec Ventures:

Phil is an economist by training and a pre-eminent Fuel Cell (“FC”) / H2 market analyst who spent the majority of his banking career with UBS Warburg in Frankfurt, where he was Global Head of FC research between 1999 and 2001.

Phil established ITM Power PLC’s German subsidiary in 2011 where his work included making the wider German H2&FC market aware of ITM’s electrolyser capabilities. In the second phase he was instrumental in winning the Thüga group of utilities 300kW PEM electrolyser project. This project represented the world’s first injection of electrolytic H2 into a distribution network. Subsequent successful tenders included RWE’s tender for a 200Kw P2G system, where the electrolyser was designed with heat recovery. Phil’s final project of note, was winning a 1MW electrolyser system, tendered by the Heilbronn utility, ZEAG, on behalf of the German Aerospace Centre, Lampoldshausen, where the ESA rocket testing facility is located. 

Phil is a founding member of FCs Europe which included amongst its members a number of leading players in the global FC industry. He is also a member of: the EU Finance & Bus Dev Panel; the UK Technology Strategy Board’s panel to award management of its “Energy Generation and Supply Knowledge Transfer Network”.  Further, he was awarded Expert Evaluator status by the EC in the field of H2&FC and has presented his work to the EC and the UK Gov FC Advisory Panel, and is regularly invited to speak at fuel cell conferences and seminars across Europe.

Phil’s political, regulatory and industry contacts are second to none and his commercial insights on FC & H2 companies are unerringly on-point!

Duncan Noble:
duncan.v01In the 20 years prior to joining CoreTec, Duncan has been involved at a senior level in fast moving technology and service centred businesses, including 6 years as a Plc Board Director.
His career began with 6 years as an officer in the British Army (Royal Signals). Since leaving the military Duncan has had roles in technical sales as well as operational, technical and commercial R&D, where he has been responsible for bringing a number of new technologies to market. Whilst at Vianet Group Plc Duncan was part of a small MBO team that dramatically grew the business and took the limited company to IPO. During that time he held roles as Group Operations Director and MD of the groups technology business, latterly he was responsible for a number of strategic acquisitions used to complement existing areas and to diversify the company into other verticals. Since exiting Vianet Duncan has worked with a number of growth businesses in both exec and non-exec capacity.