Andrew spent fifteen years at SIG plc a FTSE 250 listed construction materials supplier as Director of Strategy and Corporate Development sitting on the Group Executive Committee and Operating Board as well as serving on several portfolio company Boards, JV and investee businesses and was responsible for SIG’s US operations until divestment. During this time he was instrumental in growing revenue from £0.5bn to £3.3bn.
A physicist by training and after for leaving The European Space Agency, he founded Cientifica Ltd in 1996, in Madrid, raising substantial funds for the coordination of EU programmes in nanotechnology. In 2003 he co-founded Nanosight Ltd, a particle analysis tech company based on technology from the MoD Porton Down research lab. The business was eventually sold to Spectris PLC for £25m in 2013. He was the founding member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies.
A graduate in chemical engineering, he was appointed Research Assistant of chemical engineering, at Tianjin University, China in August 1999 before going to the USA in August 2004 to take a similar role at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He became Assistant Professor in July 2012. In July 2012 Dr Yu was recruited by the University of South Carolina where he is Assistant Professor and team leader in molecular, atomic deposition membranes and graphene membranes at the University. He has numerous patents and publications on nano membranes for multiple applications to his name. He and his team of doctorate and post doctorate researchers developed the technology that G2O has licenced which is perpetual, exclusive and worldwide. Professor Yu is a significant shareholder in the Company. Dr. Yu is the author of over 27 peer reviewed publications and 8 patents. Since joining the University of South Carolina he has attracted over $2m in funding for his work from the National Science Foundation and Department of Energy.
A qualified accountant with a Big 4 ACA background. At SIG plc, Craig was Group Financial Controller and then FD of SIG PLC’s largest manufacturing subsidiary, which was then merged with another company owned by Rutland Partners PE. Craig became Group FD of the new enlarged business within the Rutland portfolio. Craig left Rutland in 2013 to establish a new business to commercialise an innovative nanotechnology product in the building insulation industry as well as acting as a CFO for Datalase Ltd, a PE backed technology business in the laser coding market. Datalase operates a similar licensing and commercialisation model to G20 and Craig has first hand experience of the technology roll out process.
Jeremy Pelczer was the Chair of charity WaterAid International 2007-2016, Chair of UK based SES Water, Chair of Dublin based Cylon Controls Ltd and a member of the Duke CE Global Learning Resource Network. Jeremy spent ten years (1996 – 2006) with Thames Water. In 2001 he was promoted to Board level as Chief Operating Officer of RWE Thames Water Plc, and was appointed President of American Water, which had annual revenues of £1.5 billion, and its Board in September 2003. He became President and CEO of in February 2004. As President and CEO, he was responsible for further developing the company’s team-based, high performance culture to deliver results for customers, employees, and stakeholders. In November 2005 RWE announced the separate sale of both Thames and American Water. Jeremy stayed as CEO of American Water until December 2005 and was its Chairman from January to May 2006. He became CEO of Thames Water in November 2005 and continued in that role until the sale of the company in December 2006.