Ian joined Nova as Chairman in 2013. Ian brings insights from his extensive experience in the electricity and industrial sectors. He is also Chairman for Wood plc and Thames Water, and he is a Non-Executive Director of Aggreko plc. Ian was previously Chief Executive of SSE plc, one of the UK’s largest energy utilities, for over ten years.
Chief Executive Officer
Simon co-founded Nova Innovation in 2010. He has been in the energy sector since 1999, having worked with Scottish Power and Wood Mackenzie before Nova Innovation. His previous experience includes hi-tech manufacturing at IBM, and investment banking in London and New York. Simon is a Chartered Engineer with a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh.
Gary has 25 years’ experience in the power sector. Prior to co-founding Nova Innovation in 2010, Gary was a lecturer in Power Systems at the University of Edinburgh and a Senior Research Fellow in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. He has led on the design, engineering, and delivery of various power generation technologies, including technical due-diligence on diverse third-party projects. Gary holds a PhD in Power Systems Engineering from the University of Edinburgh, and he is a member of the IET.
Business Development Director
John leads Nova’s business development activities. He has 20 years’ experience in the energy industry. He joined Nova in 2013, having previously worked at Wood Mackenzie, where he managed their Global Gas and Global LNG product services, and managed teams analysing energy markets across Europe, the Americas and the Middle East. Before that he was at Aker-Kvaerner working on engineering design, delivery and commissioning of infrastructure projects. John holds a BEng in Chemical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh.