CPH2 Appoint Jon Duffy as New CEO

By July 29, 2020 3   min read  (420 words)

July 29, 2020 |

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Clean Power Hydrogen (CPH2) the Doncaster based hydrogen business is pleased to announce the appointment of Jon Duffy as the new CEO.

Jon, who has enjoyed an extraordinarily successful leadership career is a recognised expert in business growth strategies and delivery of results. Jon will join CPH2 on 1 st September 2020.

CPH2 the developer of the patented Membrane-Free Electrolyser™ was started by Dr. Nigel Williamson (ex ITM Chief Engineer) and Joe Scott (Irish based businessman and industrialist) in 2012. It has a simple mission ‘To be the leading developer and manufacturer of green hydrogen technologies.’

Commenting on his appointment Jon said “I am absolutely thrilled to be joining CPH2. The future for hydrogen globally is enormous and to be able to lead a business that has the best technology in its sector is a privilege. The design and production talent in the organisation is incredible and we will build a truly world-class and world-scale business”.

CPH2 Technology Director, Dr. Nigel Williamson added “The board is delighted to have Jon join the business. His strategic thinking and leadership qualities are exactly what we need as the business continues to rapidly develop and grow. We first met Jon 18 months ago when he helped formulate our then thinking. His clarity of thought, rigorous attention to detail, and people focus made him the obvious choice”.

About CPH2

Clean Power Hydrogen (CPH2) is a leading developer of Membrane-Free Electrolysers™ designed to produce hydrogen and pure oxygen simply, safely, and sustainably.

Dr. Nigel Williamson and Joe Scott established CPH2 (Ireland) in December 2012 with the ambition to help clean up the environment for our children and future generations. Entering the green technology sector; a high growth and profitable market, they developed a Membrane-Free Electrolyser™ to produce hydrogen faster, more reliably, and more cost-effectively than the incumbent methods which had barriers to adoption including scalability.

Hydrogen is widely recognised as being the green fuel of the future. It will enable populations and countries to attain true net zero carbon status. CPH2 realised that the cleanest way to produce hydrogen was by membrane-free water electrolysis using cryogenic separation and in doing so it would be a less expensive and more robust technology.

The company opened their Technology Innovation Centre in Doncaster, South Yorkshire in 2016 CPH2 and now employs 15 people and is ready to start full scale production and already has an international pipeline of business.

Jon Duffy is a Nottingham based business leader who is currently the Group CEO of the AF Group Limited (a £300 m turnover procurement and supply business).


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