New board members power up Trojan Energy’s growth drive

Left to Right: Keith Barclay, Ian Mackenzie, Chris Waples and Terry Hart (Trojan Energy)

TROJAN Energy, the on-street electric vehicle charging specialist, has appointed Chris Waples, Terry Hart and Keith Barclay to the company’s board of directors.

These appointments follow £26 million of funding secured by the company in a raise supported by lead investors BGF and The Scottish National Investment Bank. The new investment will support the Aberdeen-based business to continue its rollout of chargepoints across the UK.

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Chris Waples, appointed as Non-Executive Chairman, has 35 years of global experience in the infrastructure sector with high-profile businesses including John Laing plc, as Executive Director – Asset Management. Chris is currently a Non-Executive Director at several organisations including BBGI Global Infrastructure Fund, Cero Generation – a leading European solar and battery storage developer, South Clyde Energy Recovery – a waste to energy business, and MGT Teeside – a large scale renewable power plant. 

Terry Hart, appointed as Non-Executive Director, was part of the founding team of CityFibre where he was CFO for over nine years. Terry is a Senior Advisor to Octopus Investments in relation to its portfolio of investments in the fibre optic infrastructure sector, and is also a Board Advisor to Voneus Ltd, a Macquarie-backed rural fibre operator.

Keith Barclay, appointed as a Non-Executive Director, is an Investor at BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor of equity capital in innovative companies. Keith has been influential in a number of investments in Scotland for over eight years and supports many businesses in the North-East of Scotland.

Launched in 2016, Trojan Energy’s patented charging technology provides convenient on-street EV charging, supporting the green transition for nine million households in the UK without access to a driveway.

The chargepoints are manufactured at Trojan Energy’s headquarters in Aberdeen with headcount now standing at 68. The business is committed to creating further high-quality green jobs and supporting the UK’s transition to net zero. 

Ian Mackenzie, CEO at Trojan Energy, said: “I am pleased to welcome Chris, Terry and Keith to the Trojan Energy board. Together they bring a wealth of strategic and leadership experience to the company and each has a strong track record in helping build high-growth and high-performing companies. I look forward to working with them in the years ahead.”

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