LiNa Energy was formed in summer 2017 as a spin-out of Lancaster University to translate the founders’ successes in solid oxide fuel cells to the sodium-metal-chloride battery.

LiNa Energy’s growing team is based out of our newly expanded headquarters in Lancaster and is applying modern materials science to create a game-changing energy storage technology.

The team has a diverse and complementary skill set and using extensive know-how with a comprehensive network and supply base, LiNa has quickly established partners in all key areas of the business.

Our Board

Dr Gene Lewis

Founder CEO

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Dr Richard Dawson

Founder CTO

James Morrish


Will Tope


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Mark Boland

Founder Company Secretary

Niall O'Keeffe

Non-executive director

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Dr Tom McColm

Founder Non-executive Director

Executive Team

Andreas Bäckström

Director of Product Development

Joana Azevedo

Cell Development Manager

Kris Barr

Director of Operations

Aisha Ford

People and Finance Manager

Expert Advisors

Rick Dauch

Dr Ainara Aguadero

Alex Burns OBE

Jeetej Jandu

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