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.

Kevin Chin, our Executive Chairman and CEO said: “Gemma brings a really unique mix of skills and experience. With a track record of building and advising fast-growing companies, her knowledge and expertise will be invaluable as we continue to hyperscale our electric vehicle and sustainable energy solutions offerings.”

Along with her extensive experience, Gemma 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, she was named to the Innovate Finance “Standout 35” Women in the FinTech Power list. The company, which was later acquired by FTSE 250 insurance group JLT, also earned “Best Startup” at the Digital Entrepreneur Awards.

Based in London, Gemma 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.

Gemma Godfrey, upon her appointment, commented: “I’m thrilled to join a company certified as “using business as a force for good” as it continues to accelerate its growth and harness the power of digital transformation. 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.”

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

  • 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 in helping businesses achieve their strategic goals, we are eager to collaborate and execute on our hyperscale efforts.

Read the press release here.

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