Nexeon has made some changes to its Board line up. Ian Jenks joins Nexeon as a non-executive Director (NED), while Nexeon Board Director Christina McComb becomes Senior Independent Director.
Ian Jenks was formerly an advisor to Nexeon, and brings with him extensive experience of growing leading edge technology businesses. He is currently a board director of Optimal Payments, Birdstep Technology and Econic Technologies. Earlier in his career, he was President – Lasers and Fibre Optics at JDS Uniphase, Executive Chairman of Evo Electric, Chairman of Quantasol and Partner in Crescendo Ventures. Ian has a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Bristol.
Christina McComb has an extensive background in venture capital and investment in fast growing companies, and now holds a number of senior positions including Senior Independent Director of the British Business Bank and Chair of Engage Mutual Assurance. She is also a non-executive director of Baronsmead VCT2 and Standard Life European Private Equity Trust. Early in her career she was a director at 3i plc, and she has been CEO of growth equity fund C5 Capital, and Head of Investment and Commercialisation at Partnerships UK plc, an early investor in Nexeon.
Welcoming these changes, Dr Paul Atherton, Nexeon Chairman, said: “I am delighted to see Ian join our Board as a NED. This will allow him to make an even greater contribution to our growth story. I am also very pleased to see Christina appointed Senior Independent Director.”
Nexeon’s silicon anode technology is being used to develop higher performance rechargeable batteries for use in applications including automotive and consumer electronics.