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Making Sustainable Energy a Reality

Our Board of Directors

Joe Beach

CEO

Joe is one of the founders of Starfire Energy. He switched its emphasis from solar energy to ammonia fuel in 2016 and leads the business and technology development. He is currently Starfire Energy’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of its Board of Directors.

Joe was a co-founder of PrimeStar Solar, which was funded and purchased by GE. PrimeStar Solar went on to set CdTe cell and module performance records, and the technology they developed can be seen in commercial CdTe solar panels today.

Joe received an M.S. and Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Colorado School of Mines and a B.S. in both Physics and Physical Education from the University of Alaska – Fairbanks. While he lived in Fairbanks he also took up cross country skiing and hang gliding, and served as a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician in Chena-Goldstream Fire and Rescue. He currently enjoys jogging, gardening, and making home-made wines.

Michelle Robson of AP Ventures

Board Member

Michelle has extensive experience in early stage investment and business development, commercial strategy creation and implementation and new and innovative deep tech and digital technologies.

Prior to AP Ventures, Michelle held a number of group and commercial strategy roles within Anglo American including establishing and leading Anglo American’s first digital and innovation function. Before this, Michelle was a Manager with boutique management consulting firm L.E.K. Consulting advising clients in Europe and Australia.

Michelle received her first-class honours degree in Industrial Chemistry (Engineering) from the University of New South Wales (Australia).

Outside of the office, Michelle enjoys running, yoga and exploring the great outdoors with her young family.

Greg Stace of New Energy Technology

Board Member

Greg Stace a technical and financial background with over 10 years’ experience owning and operating renewable energy companies and consultancies. He is an expert in energy systems, with experience from all parts of the value chain from downstream to upstream. He has transacted on 100’s of MWs of renewable projects, installed over 250 solar and microgrid installations, established Solar as a Service models as well as PPA platforms and partnered with many technology companies in the sector. Originally from Australia, before Greg went into renewable energy he spent a decade in investment banking, pharmaceuticals and management consulting.

LIsa G. Henneberry of Squire Patton Boggs

Board Member

Lisa Henneberry is a partner and chair of the global Energy & Natural Resources Industry Group at the law firm Squire Patton Boggs. Lisa has more than twenty five years of experience in the development, construction and operation of infrastructure projects, particularly in the energy sector. These include handling all aspects of power generation, renewable technology, pipeline, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects, and related commodity arrangements, across numerous countries and different legal systems. She also has more than fifteen years’ experience in the negotiation and arbitration of natural gas and LNG price disputes, with emphasis on technical, commercial, and industry factors.

Lisa earned her Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) from Bryn Mawr College (Pennsylvania), where she studied Romance Languages and Economics and played Varsity soccer.  She earned her Juris Doctor from the George Washington University Law School, and served as Notes and Projects Editor on the George Washington Law Review.  She is a native speaker of English and French and fluent in Spanish.