Board of Directors
Dr. Neil Carmichael
Dr. Neil Carmichael was appointed as a director of our company on December 18, 2012. Dr. Carmichael holds a Mathematics BSc from University of Edinburgh and a Mathematics PhD from University of Warwick. Dr. Carmichael has over 25 years’ energy sector management experience including international business development, strategy formulation and implementation and procurement accountabilities. From 1980-85, Dr. Carmichael worked in scientific and engineering consultancy, initially with Scicon (part of BP group) on non-linear optimization, then with Intercomp on mathematics for petroleum engineering and reservoir simulators. In 1985, he joined Shell in its reservoir engineering research unit. This was followed by positions in petroleum engineering, field development; followed by management roles in business development, personnel, information technology and procurement. This required working in a range of countries, from Peru to Bangladesh. In 2006 to 2010 he was chief executive officer of Shell Business Development Central Asia, based in Astana, Kazakhstan and responsible for Shell’s new business activities in Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan. Dr. Carmichael was also the Shell representative in Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan. Since 2010 he has been working on two upstream, exploration focused, startups, one in Ukraine and the other in Pakistan. Dr. Carmichael has most recently held the position of General Manager and Country Representative in Central Asia with Shell Exploration and Production. Dr. Carmichael has a wide range of technical, country and management experiences; mostly focused on oil and gas, much of it applicable in other domains.
Chief Executive Director
A former professional windsurfer in the United Kingdom, Scott Poulter subsequently became a sports marketing entrepreneur with various sport marketing businesses worldwide which controlled various commercial or licensing rights in Formula One auto racing from 1996 to 2003.
Notably, from 2004 to 2007, as Chief Executive of Grand Prix Masters Holdings Limited, Mr. Poulter created and founded of the Grand Prix Masters world motor sport series, a race series bringing together ex-Formula 1 drivers such as Nigel Mansell, Emerson Fittipaldi and Riccardo Patrese back into single seat formula cars. After this Mr. Poulter moved to Canada to work on personal property investments.
In 2009 he was asked to assist an emission control technology company, Enviroresolutions, in commercializing its proprietary technology and he became increasingly interested in technologies that could help improve the environment. In that vein, Mr. Poulter founded Pacific Green Group Limited, which is now a significant investor in our company, and has since endeavoured to use his entrepreneurial skills and international business experience to drive forward the emission control technologies of Pacific Green Technologies, Inc. He has been integral in delivering our Company’s business relationships in China and Europe. He is 48 years of age.
Eric Prouty, is an experienced Equity Research Analyst and Investor Relations consultant. His research work has primarily focused on environmental sustainability.
In November 2013, Mr Prouty was a founding partner of AdvisIRy, an investor relations firm based in New York. He also sits on the board of Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN), a NASDAQ listed company, where he is a member of the Audit, Compensation, Nominating and Executive committees.
Prior to the appointments above, Mr Prouty was a Senior Research Analyst at Canaccord Genuity (2006-2011), Director of Equity Research at Adams Harkness (2001-2007), Senior Equity Research Analyst at Robertson Stephens (2000-2001), an Equity Research Analyst at First Albany (1996-2000) and an Equity Research Associate at State Street (1992-1996).
Mr. Prouty graduated with a B.A. in Economics from Dickinson College.
Peter Rossbach has worked in the renewable power sector since 1985 starting with Standard & Poor rating renewable projects bonds in California. Peter moved to Catalyst Energy, a developer of hydro and cogeneration projects before becoming VP of Project Finance for Mitsui Bank, specializing in structured debt for US based wind and cogeneration projects.
Peter has made dozens of investments in hydro, wind and solar projects in over twelve countries creating a portfolio of in excess of 1GW. Currently Peter serves as Senior Advisor and sits on the investment committee for a number of Impax's private equity funds and is an Independent Director of UGE International Ltd, a TSX-listed PV solar company.
Peter has a degree in Government from Harvard College and a Masters' degree in Public Policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.