Energy Vault Holdings a leader in sustainable grid-scale energy storage solutions, announced the appointment of Stephanie Unwin to its Board of Directors (BOD). She will be officially appointed at the next Energy Vault Board of Directors meeting, which is held once a quarter, in March 2024.
Unwin succeeds Zia Huque, General Partner of Prime Movers Lab, who led Energy Vault’s Series C investment round. Mr. Huque will retire on the same day that Mr. Unwin takes over as director.
Ms. Unwin is the CEO of Horizon Power, an Australian integrated power company. Since becoming CEO in 2019, she has led the company through a rapidly changing energy landscape, driving decarbonization projects across Western Australia and positioning the company for long-term growth.
Before Horizon Power, she held several executive positions at Synergy, Western Australia’s largest energy generation and industrial and consumer power retail business, including general manager of retail and commercial divisions and chief transformation officer (CTO).
Industry sources added that Ms. Unwin also brings to Energy Vault’s Board of Directors her extensive experience on the boards of public companies including Alasar Gold, Zenith Energy, Integra Mining, and several privately held joint ventures. She currently serves on the board of Energy Networks Australia. Throughout his career, Mr Unwin has been named one of Western Australia’s most influential business leaders in the Business News’ Power 500. Recognized as a dynamic leader in the renewable energy sector.
Robert Piconi, Chairman and CEO of Energy Vault stated “We are delighted to welcome Stephanie. and will bring this to our Board of Directors. As we advance the deployment of Energy Vault’s short-term, long-term, and ultra-long-term energy storage solutions around the world, we are committed to capturing significant growth opportunities in Australia and the broader Asia-Pacific region. Our deep-rooted experience, combined with our experience and track record of guiding large, industry-leading companies through phases of growth and transformation, is highly regarded in the industry. On behalf of Energy Vault’s Board of Directors, We look forward to partnering with Stephanie and her future contributions to the Board as we continue to execute our growth plans.”
“I am honored to join the Energy Vault Board of Directors,” said Stephanie Unwin. “Having worked in the energy sector for over 10 years, I am passionate about developing effective storage solutions that enable the energy transition, and I am passionate about developing effective storage solutions that enable the energy transition, and I am passionate about developing effective storage solutions that enable the energy transition. I am inspired by the range of storage solutions and look forward to working with this new Board of Directors to provide role models and expertise to Energy Vault’s impressive leadership team.”
Regarding Zia Huque, Piconi says: “Zia has made countless contributions to Energy Vault over the past several years, both as an early stage investor and then as a strategic advisor from growth stage to IPO. He has played an important role as a true business partner during our global growth phase, and I would like to thank him and the team at Prime Movers Lab for their trust and support in our decarbonization mission. Masu.”
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