Specialist financial and industry experience


Asset management and governance expertise

Simon Hogan (Chairman)

  • Simon brings significant capital markets, legal and management experience to the Board.
  • Former Managing Director of  Morgan Stanley and COO across Commodities, Fixed income and Equity divisions. Multiple board positions and member of the FCA Practitioners committee.

Caroline Cook

  • Caroline has 30 years’ of experience in energy and sustainable investing, and is currently a sustainability specialist at a large UK asset manager. 
  • Former NED and Audit Chair in the small-cap E&P sector, Managing Director at Deutsche Bank, as No.1 rated analyst, and initiator of cross-sector energy transition research. Significant consulting experience across the global energy sector.

Afkenel Schipstra

  • Afkenel is SVP Business Development Netherlands Hydrogen at ENGIE, and has previously held senior positions at Gasunie, Shell and NAM.
  • She has delivered hydrogen, heating and oil & gas projects in the Netherlands and world-wide.

Investment Adviser: HydrogenOne Capital LLP

Long term partnership and expertise

Dr JJ Traynor – Managing Partner

  • Extensive experience in energy, capital markets, project management, M&A.
  • Executive Vice President at Royal Dutch Shell, where he led investor relations and established the company’s ESG programme.
  • Managing Director at Deutsche Bank, where he was the number one ranked analyst in European and Global oil & gas.
  • Geologist at BP, in the North Sea, West Africa and Asia Pacific.
  • Geology BSc from Imperial College, PhD from Cambridge University. INSEAD Advanced Management Programme.
  • Fellow of the Geological Society of London.

Richard Hulf – Managing Partner

  • Fund Manager with corporate finance and engineering background
  • Richard has a 30 years experience in 
Utilities and Energy and is a Chartered Engineer, originally from Babcock Power 
and latterly Exxon.
  • In addition his financial experience spans Stock Broking, Corporate Finance and Fund Management with Henderson Crosthwaite, Ernst & Young and Artemis Investment Management, where he invested into renewables companies.
  • He uses this unique blend of technical and financial knowledge to apply a differentiated approach to stock selection and asset management. He has an MSc in Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College.

Advisory Board

Hydrogen and capital markets expertise

Giles Morland

  • Giles brings over 35 years’ experience investment banking, asset management, private banking and private wealth management.
  • Former Managing Partner Mirabaud et Cie, Chairman and Chief Executive, Mirabaud Securities, Vice Chairman (formerly Chairman) and Executive Director, Mirabaud Asset Management. ACA qualified.

Roger Putnam, CBE

  • The former chairman of hydrogen electrolyser company ITM Power, Roger’s career has spanned multiple senior leadership positions in the autos sector, including Lotus, Ford, and Jaguar.
  • Roger brings managerial as well as technical guidance to the HydrogenOne team.

Andy Arnold

  • Andy is an experienced commercial and business development manager with thirty five years’ experience in the international energy industry. Former positions include Commercial Director and Business Development Manager at Schlumberger and Ophir Energy, BG, BHP, ExxonMobil, and a secondment to the UK Government’s DTI (now BEIS).
  • Andy qualified as an accountant with KPMG, and is currently a Director of Northbrook Energy Advisory Ltd.

Katriona Edlmann

  • Katriona is the Chancellor’s Fellow in Energy at Edinburgh University, and is a world-leading academic in low carbon geo-energy and the geological storage of CO2 and hydrogen.
  • Katriona brings a science-based perspective to investment decisions

Per Wassén

  • Per is the former Chairman and CEO of PowerCell Sweden AB, a world leading fuel cell company. Former positions include Vice President, Head of Corporate Strategy and Business Development AB Volvo, Investment Director at Volvo Group Venture Capital. Per is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.
  • Per brings managerial as well as technical guidance to the HydrogenOne team, particularly in fuel cells.

Adam Graves

  • A highly versatile business and change professional with 30 years financial services experience including a 18 year track record in asset management; working since 2011 as an independent consultant to major UK financial institutions.