Huw W. Hampson-Jones

BA(Hons) - Chief Executive Officer

Huw graduated with a degree in Political Theory and Government from the University of Wales, Swansea. He began his career with the Unilever Group - as a Graduate Personnel Management Trainee at Port Sunlight. Personnel Management roles with European responsibilities followed - at Philips Industries and Harris Corporation of the US. Later, Huw transferred to Sales Management with Harris and moved to work with McDonnell Douglas Information Systems in a European business development role.

In 1990 he joined Siemens where he eventually became Senior Vice President, Line of Business Telecommunication for Siemens Business Services AG. Having worked for Siemens for 10 years, Huw moved to work in Sweden (1999-2009) where he specialised in high technology company development for European venture capitalists. He was involved in successfully leading the trade sales of both iD2 Technologies AB and Mobeon for $250m and 350m SEK respectively. In April 2010, Huw joined OXIS Energy Ltd.

Dr David A. Ainsworth

MChem PhD - Chief Technical Officer

Since joining OXIS Energy as a Research Scientist in 2009, David has held a number of roles within the technical team including being responsible for the safety and performance testing of OXIS Energy’s Li-S cell technology.

In 2005 he graduated with an M.Chem degree in Chemistry from the University of St Andrews. During his degree he completed a 12 month placement at Infinium Ltd working to develop new jet fuel additives before returning to university to complete a research project on new materials for Lithium-Ion batteries. He then continued this research as a post graduate, completing a PhD in 2009 entitled “Crystalline Polymer and Small Molecule Electrolytes” in the research group of Prof Peter Bruce.

David took up the role of CTO at Oxis Energy in January 2013 and is responsible for managing the R&D team, and developing OXIS Energy’s Li-S Technology into commercial products.

Chris Murray

BSc - Chief Financial Officer

Chris Murray joined OXIS Energy in the Autumn of 2010. With over 20 years of international experience, Chris has worked as a CFO/COO for major blue chip companies such as Siemens AG and private equity/venture capital backed SMEs within the IT, internet, and mobile telecommunication industries. Originally from Boston, Chris gained his BA in Accounting and Computer Services from Salem State College, MA USA and has lived in Germany and the UK since 1994.

Dr Mark Crittenden

MEng PhD CEng MIET - Head of Battery Development and Integration

Mark holds a first-class Masters degree and a PhD in Electronic Engineering, is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology. He worked at Nanometrics, developing materials characterisation and metrology equipment for the semiconductor industry, from inception through to full production. He later worked at Research Machines in the roles of New Product Introduction Manager and Programme Manager.
He joined OXIS Energy in January 2012 as Head of Business Development, commercialising the game-changing Lithium Sulfur technology. In 2016, Mark took on the role of Head of Battery Development and Integration, working with customers who are adopting Lithium Sulfur into their products. He is also an advisor to the Aerospace Technology Institute.

Dr Adrien Amigues

MSc PhD – Intellectual Property Manager

Adrien joined OXIS Energy in 2016 after having completed his PhD in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, UK. Before that, he graduated with a Masters degree in Energy Storage and Conversion from the Universities of Warsaw (Poland), Amiens (France) and Córdoba (Spain) and a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Bordeaux (France).
He started as a Research Scientist within the company, working on sulfur/carbon based cathodes for the development of high energy density batteries. Adrien took up the role of Intellectual Property Manager in May 2018 and is responsible for the growth and effective management of the company’s impressive IP portfolio.

Michael Arthur

Safety, Health and Environmental Officer

Michael joined HM Forces as an Apprentice in 1974 and went on to complete over 23 years’ service, leaving in 1997
Mike’s career path swiftly moved into Health, Safety, and Environmental Management. He worked on Food & Retail Contracts with ISS Food Hygiene until early 2001.
Later, in the same year Mike joined ISS Defence / MOD contracts as an Area Manager and in 2007moved to Interserve, as the QSHE Advisor to the Department of Health FM Contract where he also trained as one of the Divisional Behavioural Safety Coaches. Between, 2010 – 2012, Mike was responsible for the HS&E mobilisations for some of the National and Local Government FM Accounts won by Interserve, with clients such as DSA / VCA, MOD and Local Government Council Contracts in the London boroughs of Lewisham, Sutton & Wandsworth.
In 2012, Mike became Compliance Manager for the newly formed MITIE Compliance business where he worked with its IT Programmers developing their Compliance Audit database for bespoke Statutory H&S & Fire based Audits.
Mike joined OXIS Energy in 2014.

Guillaume De Forton

Head of Business Development

Guillaume was born in France and studied in London and Brussels where he gained a MA in International Business at the ICHEC Management School. This was followed by two year long internships with CECTEK in Taiwan and SINBON Electronics in Shanghai, China. He then became Area Sales Manager for Alphamin SA in Belgium before moving to XNC Energy where he was Sales Director. Guillaume joined OXIS Energy in January 2015 where his extensive experience in international sales helps him manage customer accounts and business development. He speaks French, English, German, Mandarin and Spanish and is the main contact for sales enquiries.

Ruth Davies

Programme Manager

Ruth joined OXIS in 2010 to manage the move from the Innovation Centre to the current premises in Culham Science Centre, and to provide support for the evolving 5 year plan which formed the basis of the company business plan.
Her expertise in project management has helped the company move to a more professional IT set-up, necessary for growth. Her current role as Programme Manager has seen her play a major role in the GP Batteries contract as well as co-ordinating the initial discussions for supplier collaborations.
She also works closely with the Quality Manager. Ruth has a background as a Project Manager in the software industry and worked for Siemens for many years including a time in Germany. She speaks fluent German and holds a HND in computer studies from Liverpool Polytechnic.

Phillip Jeffery

Programme and Senior Production Manager

Phillip joined OXIS Energy in 2019 as Programme and Senior Production Manager. Phillip has overall responsibility for Programme Management across OXIS, using his experience and training (APMP certified) to develop and refine the framework, whilst ensuring strict governance. As part of the Programme role, Phillip has overall technical responsibility for delivering OXIS’ new production facilities in Wales and Brazil. Phillip’s Senior Production Manager position puts him in charge of Culham Operations; ensuring customer demands for cells are met on time and to quality, but also developing future products and processes in readiness for high-volume manufacturing.
Phillip started his career at BMW Group Oxford in 2001. Following his graduation in 2005- where Phillip achieved a first class honours degree- he moved into Quality Management. In 2008 Phillip joined Selex Galileo (now Leonardo) gaining valuable knowledge in both high and low-volume manufacturing. In 2011 Phillip transferred into Project Management, 2 years later joining Jaguar Land Rover as a Programme Manager, running Vehicle Powertrain Programmes. Phillip has a wealth of knowledge across both the Defence and Automotive sectors; his more recent Vehicle Programmes having a large emphasis on Electrification technology.

Scott Davis

Production Manager

After graduating from Swansea University with a B.Eng. (Hons) in Chemical Engineering in 2006, Scott joined L’Oreal in Llantrisant where he completed its Management Training scheme. In 2009, he became Manufacturing Manager at Fillcare. Three years later, Scott joined PB Leiner where he held various positions, progressing to Production Manager in 2016. During his time at PB, Scott was responsible for the lean manufacturing programme roll out and the Production aspect of its SAP implementation.
Scott joined OXIS in early 2020 as Production Manager of the pilot Li-S cell production plant at Kenfig Hill, near Port Talbot in Wales.

Enzo Pasquali

General Manager

Enzo Pasquali has joined OXIS Brazil as General Manager. Having graduated from Pavia University, Italy with a postgraduate degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Engineering, he is a highly experienced multicultural executive in Business Unit Management, Business Development, Plant Management, Strategic Procurement and Supply Chain Management. Enzo is a solid leader providing motivation and mentoring to staff for effective performance. His management style produces optimized business efficiency , meeting financial goals and developing strong relationships with key external stakeholders. Enzo speaks Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and English