Britishvolt has announced four new board and two new advisory board members.

Joe Bakaj joins the Britishvolt advisory board following 34 years of experience in the automotive industry.

Bakaj’s latest position was VP Product Development for Ford of Europe. Prior to that he served as Ford VP Global Powertrain and Electrification.

Nick Spencer also joins the advisory board, bringing more than three decades of automotive industry expertise in complex manufacturing and global supply chains, at both Jaguar Land Rover and the BMW Group.

Sir Michael Snyder, Jolyon Price, Lord Chadlington and William Harrison bring industrial, commercial and financial expertise to Britishvolt as it delivers Britain’s first battery gigaplant, investing GBP2.6bn (US$3.6bn) and directly creating 3,000 jobs.

“These appointments underpin the huge progress we have made in a short period of time and the capability now driving Britishvolt forward at pace,” said Britishvolt CEO, Orral Nadjari.

“We are firmly on track with construction, product development, funding and engaging all future customers. We will be production-ready by 2023.”

Britishvolt’s board of directors is led by chairman, Peter Rolton and now comprises:

  • Orral Nadjari – CEO
  • Isobel Sheldon – chief strategy officer
  • Sir Michael Snyder – non-executive director and chairman of audit committee
  • Lord Chadlington – non-executive director
  • William Harrison – non-executive director
  • Charles Morgan – non-executive director
  • Jolyon Price – non-executive director

Joe Bakaj has been appointed Interim chairman of Britishvolt’s advisory board and is joined by:

Sacha Dench

Jon Sigurdsen

Nick Spencer

Sebastiaan Welling