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AFC Energy appoints Iain Thomson as its new Head of Communications & Stakeholder Management

AFC Energy plc (LON:AFC), a leading provider of Hydrogen power generation technologies, has announced the appointment of Iain Thomson as its new Head of Communications & Stakeholder Management, effective from 4 January 2021. 

This newly created role will see Mr Thomson take on the day-to-day responsibility for the company’s Communications & Investor Relations programme.  In addition, he will work with key central and regional government bodies across the UK in support of AFC Energy’s stakeholder management, particularly in the context of the Prime Minister’s recently announced “10 Point Plan” which heavily focuses on the role of Hydrogen and EV charging in the UK’s plan for a “Green Industrial Revolution”.      

Mr Thomson joins AFC Energy from Harworth Group plc, one of the UK’s leading land and property regeneration companies that is premium listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange.  For the past four years he has been responsible for Harworth’s External Communications, Investor Relations, Public Funding and Government programmes in a sector that has begun to recognise the need to transition away from diesel through  an increasing focus on decarbonisation amongst its developers, construction contractors and industrial partners.    

Adam Bond, Chief Executive of AFC Energy, said: “With the Company’s successes over the past twelve months comes the need for further strengthen our market facing communications and stakeholder management.  We are delighted to welcome Iain into this newly created role and look forward to working with him to strengthen the awareness and understanding of our product portfolio into 2021 and beyond.”  

Iain Thomson added: “This is a hugely exciting period for AFC Energy and I see their products as being central to international efforts to deliver on net zero emission targets over the coming decades.  I very much look forward to getting started in January.”