UK-based hydrogen fuel specialist ULEMCo has named Dr. Bob Joyce as its new Chairman.
Taking up the role later this month, Joyce succeeds Chris Lee, who is stepping down after a long career to spend more time with his grandchildren and family.
Joyce has an extensive career in the automotive industry, working on the Board of Jaguar Land Rover for the last 15 years of his career.
Since his retirement in 2016, Joyce has worked as an advisor and NED/chair to a range of companies, as well as sitting on the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Board.
“I am delighted at Bob’s appointment, given his background in the automotive sector, and in helping similar businesses to achieve market success”, said Amanda Lyne, Managing Director of ULEMCo.
“His appointment comes at an important stage of our company development, as we move from early stage to scale-up, and we are excited about the role that Bob will make in ensuring we achieve our objectives.”
“His network of contacts and wealth of relevant experience will be most valuable to us.”
Commenting on his new appointment, Joyce said, “Hydrogen fuel has a key role to play in the commercial vehicle sector.”
“Dual-fuelled and hydrogen-fuelled ICE commercial vehicles provide a highly cost effective and market acceptable solution similar to that of EV hybrids in the passenger car sector.”
“Extensive roll out of this technology across the appropriate commercial sectors will provide an important contribution to a reduced carbon economy – leading to true zero carbon compliance in the next decade in the UK.”
“I look forward to being part of the ULEMCo team at the forefront of this transformation.”