John Adams
Board Member

John is also the President and CEO of NGIF Accelerator, the not-for-profit division of NGIF that operates NGIF’s technology and innovation programs, including Industry Grants and the Emissions Testing Centre. John is rooted in over 30 years of experience in…

Chris Bissonnette
Board Member

Chris is Managing Partner of Pallasite Ventures, a seed venture capital fund founded in 2014 to enable the positive impact of breakthrough science at scale. To date, Pallasite has invested over $30M USD in 60 companies across the US and…

Edouard d’Autume
Board Member

He began his career in strategy consulting, leading projects in Europe and North America over a 10-year period first at Mars & Co and then with the Boston Consulting Group. In 2016, he joined Solvay, a global specialty chemicals company,…

Jim Derbyshire
Chair of the Board

Jim brings a wealth of experience from a career spanning 44 years with over twenty years of CEO experience, six successful start-up exits and Chair & board experience from over twenty boards in five countries.Mr. Derbyshire has raised over $100M…

Roman Kiwakyou
Board Member

Roman Kiwakyou is a Principal at Shell Ventures and invests in startup and scale-up companies that will accelerate the energy transition such as AiDash, Palmetto, Verdagy, and Mainspring Energy. Roman has over a decade of finance and investment experience across…


Steven Holdcroft
Co-founder and Scientific Advisor

An internationally renowned polymer chemist and electrochemist, Prof. Holdcroft originally led the research and development of an entire class of innovative, advanced functional materials and the tools for their characterization, which are now exclusively licensed to Ionomr. Prior to becoming…