We are a world class team made up of recognised industry leaders. We have an established, secure and validated supply chain of graphene and nanomaterials with centres of expertise in the key growth markets around the world.
Our Leadership Team
Interim Executive Chairman
David Banks started in Stock Broking in Birmingham in 1979 with Harris, Allday, Lea and Brooks before moving to London and becoming an institutional salesman at Panmure Gordon where he was acclaimed in the Automotive, Engineering, Aerospace and Motor Distributors sectors. He subsequently became a corporate broker advising many companies on their corporate structure, strategy, messaging and presentations. He also raised the capital for many of these companies both at IPO and in secondary fund raises.
Chief Operating Officer
Keith has a track record of strategically implementing increased efficiency and significant bottom line improvement in the most challenging of manufacturing and field installation environments whilst managing the most challenging of customers. Keith’s experience includes having worked as operations director at Princess Yachts International and at Sunseeker where he was part of the senior management team. Keith has an MBA in Strategic Management; a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies and a 2(i) BA (Hons) Degree in English.
Raymond (Ray) John Gibbs BA (Hons) FCA
President, Business Development
Ray Gibbs is a Chartered Accountant, and former Deloitte audit and corporate finance partner for 9 years. He has spent the last 21 years in industry as CFO or commercial director of high technology and fast moving consumer goods businesses both in the quoted and private arenas with sales ranging from £500,000 to £500 million. He was a former CFO of Chemring Group Plc.
Ray was part of the original Haydale Graphene Industries’ management team that acquired Haydale Limited in 2010. Appointed CEO from 2013 and led a successful IPO in 2014 doubling its value to over £35m. Ray is a Board Member of the USA based National Graphene Association and is also UK Chairman of a UK and China Joint Working Group on Graphene Standardisation, organised by the BSI Group.
Matthew (Matt) Graham Wood BA (Hons) FCA
Finance Director Company Secretary
Matt Wood is a Chartered Accountant and experienced finance director and corporate finance professional with a background in advising growth companies. Matt has worked as a finance and non-executive director with a variety of companies for more than 10 years. Matt is a founder of ONE Advisory Group Ltd, a City-based corporate advisory firm. Matt holds a first class degree in Economics.
Roger James Humm MBA BSc (Hons) FCA
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director & Chair of the Audit Committee
Roger Humm is an experienced Commercial and Finance Director with extensive knowledge of high-growth technology companies. He held corporate, financial and senior management roles with Oxford Instruments plc both in the UK and USA including responsibility for corporate development, intellectual property and establishing a corporate venturing portfolio. More recently he has worked with a number of public and private companies including Ixico plc, NanoSight Limited and Blue Earth Diagnostics Limited. He currently acts as Chief Financial Officer at Boxarr Limited and G-Volution Limited, is a Trustee Director of the Oxford Instruments pension scheme and chairs the Investment Committee of the University of Bristol Enterprise Funds. Roger gained his BSc in microbiology and virology from Warwick University before qualifying as a chartered accountant with Grant Thornton. He has an MBA from the University of Bath.
Graham Dudley Eves MA
Graham Eves joined GKN plc in 1967 where he spent 13 years operating across multiple overseas jurisdictions including, for the last 5 years, setting up and running a special operation for GKN plc’s head office in Switzerland. He returned to the UK in 1980 to work in venture capital and establish his own international business consultancy. His main activities covered advising a range of German, North American and Japanese automotive component/technology suppliers and he co-founded and was chairman of an automotive technology company, Mechadyne (now part of KolbenschmidtPierburg AG). Graham is a non-executive director of AB Dynamics plc. He was on the AIM advisory committee of the London Stock Exchange for 6 years and has a Master of Arts degree in Modern and Medieval Languages from the University of Cambridge.
Roger Anthony Smith BSc (Hons)
Roger Smith graduated with a degree in physics and has worked in the global oil and gas sector for the past 30 years. He has set up and invested in businesses in Europe, Middle East and North America. Roger has started up, managed and subsequently sold 2 successful consulting businesses and in doing so has worked with venture capital and private equity houses. He has also held the post of commercial director with Bureau Veritas and Senior Vice President with Petrofac Plc. Roger was part of the original Haydale Graphene Industries’ management team that acquired Haydale Limited in 2010.
President and CEO
Tom Quantrille joined Haydale Technologies Inc. in 2016 as Vice-President and COO, when Haydale Graphene Industries PLC acquired Advanced Composite Materials, LLC (ACM). Tom was president & CEO of ACM and had been at ACM since 2002. Tom is now the President and CEO of Haydale Technologies Inc. He has an extensive background in materials, business development, technology and sales development, and operations. Tom has a B.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech in the USA.