December 2020

Gemma Godfrey joins VivoPower as non executive director

We are pleased to announce that Gemma Godfrey – a serial entrepreneur with global board experience in financial services, technology, media, public policy and sustainability, as well as a degree in quantum physics – today joins our Board of Directors.

‘She brings a really unique mix of skills and experiences,’ said Kevin Chin, our executive chairman and CEO. ‘With a track record of building and advising fast-growing companies, Gemma’s knowledge and experience will be invaluable as we continue to hyperscale our electric vehicle and sustainable energy solutions offerings.’

Among her extensive experiences, Godfrey was Founder and CEO of an award-winning fintech company enabling digital investing, served as Head of Investment Strategy at wealth management firm Brooks Macdonald, and advised Arnold Schwarzenegger in ‘The Apprentice’ boardroom.

During her tenure as CEO, Godfrey was named to the Innovate Finance ‘Standout 35’ Women in FinTech Powerlist. The company, which was later acquired by FTSE 250 insurance group JLT, also earned ‘Best Startup’ at the Digital Entrepreneur Awards.

Based in London, Godfrey has also served as an advisor to the UK government on its 10-year strategy to improve financial wellbeing country-wide. This complements her work launching The Times Money Mentor, a digital media business that helps consumers make smarter financial choices.

‘I’m thrilled to join a company certified as “using business as a force for good” as it continues to accelerate its growth and harnesses the power of digital transformation,’ said Godfrey.

‘We can all understand the need to cut energy costs, improve efficiency, and help the planet. VivoPower’s electric vehicles and sustainable energy solutions help its customers to do just that.’

Godfrey began her career at Goldman Sachs and later was responsible for Latin American investments at GAM. Currently, Godfrey:

  • serves as the chair of investment management group of IWP, a national network of Independent Financial Advisors in the UK
  • is a non-executive director of Creativemass, an advanced technologies company
  • oversees the assets of the largest communal welfare charity in Europe
  • is a guest contributor and business expert on Good Morning Britain.

Given Gemma’s track record helping businesses achieve their strategic goals, we are eager to collaborate and execute on our hyperscale.

Read the press release here.

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