AFC Energy PLC (LON:AFC) said it has appointed Iain Thomson as its new Head of Communications & Stakeholder Management, effective from January 4, 2021. 

The provider of hydrogen power generation technologies said it is a newly created role that will see Thomson take on the day-to-day responsibility for the company’s Communications & Investor Relations programme. 

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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 UK prime minister Boris Johnson’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”, the firm added.

Thomson was previously responsible for External Communications, Investor Relations, Public Funding and Government programmes at Harworth Group PLC (LON:HWG), a UK-based land and property regeneration company, “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,” the AIM-listed firm said.

“With the Company’s successes over the past twelve months comes the need for further strengthen our market-facing communications and stakeholder management,” said chief executive Adam Bond in a statement. 

“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.”

Shares rose 4% to 35.76p early on Monday.

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