The Moltex team brings together the best and brightest from around the world:
Michael England is Moltex’s Chief Operating Officer responsible for leading the day-to-day operations of the company, including growing the team and overseeing the development of the SSR-W and WATSS technologies. Prior to joining Moltex, Michael worked at Ontario Power Generation (OPG) as Director of Nuclear Decommissioning Strategy. Before this, he was part of OPG’s Darlington Unit 2 refurbishment team, and involved in the development of OPG’s vision, growth strategy, and Ontario Long-Term Energy Plan strategy. Previously, Michael was Ontario’s Director of Energy Supply and Economics where he worked with government, industry and the public to develop and implement energy policy. Michael has an MBA from Western’s Ivey Business School and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Toronto.
Paddy Aling joined Moltex in February 2020, having spent the previous 18 months in Uganda in Finance Director and Chief Financial Officer roles across multiple companies on a consultancy basis. Prior to this, Paddy spent eight years at Deloitte in London, becoming a chartered accountant while in the audit practice and spending his last two years in Advisory Corporate Finance, where he worked extensively with the Moltex team. Paddy has a degree in Business Management and Spanish from the University of Manchester. He is originally from Kent, UK and his passions include languages, animal conservation and most sports.
Simon Newton joined Moltex in 2018, initially to help with Round C funding and latterly assuming responsibility for sales and marketing. Since 2005, Simon has run a consultancy focused on complex sales and business development, advising, training and occasionally acting in interim capacities for clients. Prior to this, he held senior management positions in sales and marketing for IT and telecommunication companies Energis, AT&T and IBM. Simon has a degree in physics from Bristol University, mostly quantum mechanics and now long forgotten. He is married with three daughters, two of whom are very young. He is a keen offshore sailor and a reluctant triathlon competitor.
Guy Anderson is the Chief Nuclear Engineer at Moltex, bringing 35 years of experience in nuclear engineering and nuclear power station operations and management. Before joining Moltex, Guy held roles supporting the UK nuclear regulator and the UK power reactor fleet, most recently through his own consulting company. Prior to this, Guy worked at UK nuclear power stations, including as a licensed operator at the Sizewell B PWR and culminating in the role of Engineering Manager at the Heysham 2 AGR. Guy has a BSc in nuclear engineering from the University of Manchester and a PhD in nuclear power technology strategy from Manchester Business School. He is a Chartered Engineer and lives in North Lancashire, UK with his wife and three children.
Ian Scott is Chief Scientist at Moltex. He and John Durham co-founded the company in 2012, bemused by how nuclear energy had gone from being “too cheap to meter” to too expensive to afford, and determined to remedy this flaw. Ian attended Cambridge University to study nuclear physics but was seduced during his first year by the excitement of the biological sciences and made his career in this field. He was Chief Scientist at Unilever PLC for 25 years, and left to found Synergy Biosystems, an entrepreneurial drug discovery company, before turning his attention back to nuclear.
Erin Polka brings nearly two decades of marketing, communications and media management experience to Moltex. Prior to joining the company, Erin was Director of Communications at the Canadian Nuclear Association, where she led a comprehensive communications strategy, increasing the association’s visibility and impact. Before this, she worked at a web analytics company as Marketing Director. Erin has a BA in Communication Studies from Concordia University and a Certificate in Digital Analytics from the University of British Columbia. She sits on the boards of the Maritimes Energy Association and the Atlantica Centre for Energy. Erin lives in Cumberland, Ontario with her husband and two daughters.
Andrew Ballard joined Moltex in May 2020 as Project Director. After earning a PhD in nuclear engineering from the University of Tokyo, Andrew joined Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Japan and worked on several new build and pre-licensing projects for builds in Sweden, Finland and Turkey. Andrew moved back to the UK to run the Owners Engineer program for the Moorside nuclear new build. Immediately prior to joining Moltex, Andrew was the Project Director for a tritium processing facility. Outside of work, Andrew enjoys spending time with his family, especially outdoors.