Mr. Tichio is a Partner and Head of the Riverstone Holdings LLC’s Decarbonization Growth Equity platform. Prior to joining Riverstone in 2006, Mr. Tichio was in the Principal Investment Area of Goldman Sachs, which manages the firm’s private corporate equity investments.
Mr. Tichio began his career at J.P. Morgan in the Mergers & Acquisition group, where he concentrated on assignments that included public company combinations, asset sales, takeover defenses, and leveraged buyouts. Mr. Tichio currently serves on the Boards of Directors of a number of Riverstone portfolio companies, and is Chairman of Riverstone’s decarbonization SPAC franchise, which has raised $1.9 billion across four decarbonization IPOs and three PIPEs.
Mr. Tichio received his A.B. from Dartmouth College as a Phi Beta Kappa graduate and later received his M.B.A. with Distinction from Harvard Business School.
Jane joined Tritium in 2019 as Chief Operating Officer and Deputy CEO. She was appointed as Tritium’s CEO in March of 2020.
She has extensive experience in operations, projects, and commercial management across multiple industries including aerospace, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), gaming, and entertainment. Her experience includes seven years at Boeing in roles as a company director and Chief Operating Officer of the global Phantom Works division which was responsible for the rapid prototyping and development of advanced technologies.
Jane has chaired the South Queensland Defence Advisory Board.
Jane has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Queensland and is a qualified barrister.
David, along with Paul Sernia and James Kennedy, founded Tritium in 2001 to commercialise the lightweight motor control technology they developed for their solar car racing team.
At Tritium, David has been intrinsically involved in the development of technical and specialised projects which not only include the company’s award-winning and world-leading EV DC fast chargers but also electric submarines, cryogenic cooling systems, underground mining vehicles, and uncrewed aerial vehicles.
David has a PhD and a Bachelor of Engineering (hons) and Bachelor of Science from the University of Queensland.
Trevor has more than 60 years of experience in the energy and electricity industries, holding many roles both within Australia and internationally.
In 1980, Trevor established ERM Consultants Pty Ltd, Australia’s first specialist energy consulting practice. In 2006 he went on to establish ERM Power Pty Ltd (renamed Sunset Power in 2013) which became Australia’s largest energy retailer. He still serves on Sunset Power’s board as Non-Executive Director and Deputy Chairman.
In 2012 Trevor established the St Baker Energy Innovation Fund (StBEIF) to provide financial backing, business input, and mentors to founders of new disruptive technology businesses aiming to break into global markets.
In 2016, Trevor was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) ‘for distinguished service to business and commerce as a leader and executive in the energy sector, and through philanthropic support for a range of health, arts and Aboriginal youth programs’.
In 2019, Trevor was appointed as Chairman of Great Southern Energy.
Trevor has been a Non-Executive Director of the Tritium Board since 2013.
A businessman, diplomat and career US Naval Officer, Kenneth J. Braithwaite of Pennsylvania was the first US Navy Flag Officer (Admiral) to serve as Secretary of the Navy. He previously served as the 31st U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Norway where he significantly strengthened the relationship between the US and Norway and brought greater attention to the Arctic.
Secretary Braithwaite graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1984 and later earned a master’s degree in government administration from the University of Pennsylvania, Fels School of Government. The Secretary served as a naval aviator, flying anti-submarine patrol missions tracking adversary submarines in the Pacific and Arctic regions.
Later redesignated as a public affairs officer, he served aboard the aircraft carrier USS America (CV 66) with additional duty assignments to Carrier Group 2, Striking Force U.S. 6th Fleet and Chief of Public Affairs at Naval Base Philadelphia.
The Secretary left active duty in 1993, continuing his naval service in the Navy Reserve where he served as Commanding Officer of Navy Combat Camera Atlantic and standing up Joint Public Affairs Support Element – Joint Forces Command as its first commander. Secretary Braithwaite deployed in 2003 for Operation Iraqi Freedom in support of naval operations to capture the port of Umm Qasr, and later in 2005 to Pakistan as part of the Joint Task Force for Disaster Assistance. In his final Navy assignment, Secretary Braithwaite served as the first Vice Chief of Information.
Secretary Braithwaite’s civilian career has included executive leadership roles in the health care and petroleum industries as well serving as a senior advisor to U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA).
As Secretary of the Navy, Braithwaite led the Navy and Marine Corps through the COVID-19 Pandemic, maintained readiness, enhanced global partnerships, and sustained a forward maritime posture while keeping personnel and their families safe. Under his leadership, the Navy and Marine Corps partnered with the United States Coast Guard to produce the first ever Tri-Service Maritime Strategy, “Advantage at Sea”. He also expanded the Department’s preparation for the emerging Arctic theater and modernized the Department’s force structure championing the establishment of an Atlantic and First Fleet, to protect the Nation against the rise of Great Power Competition.
A devout advocate for organizational culture, Braithwaite reinvigorated the Department of the Navy’s emphasis on core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. He also strengthened connections between the past and the future through the announcement of and an investment in a new National Museum of the United States Navy, and historic ship name designations such as the CONSTELLATION-class frigate, named for the original six frigates that established the United States as a global maritime force in 1794.
Edward Hightower is an automotive entrepreneur, EV start-up and global automotive OEM executive, board director, and author. He is the president of Lordstown Motors Corporation (Nasdaq: RIDE), a designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles for the commercial vehicle market. Previously, Hightower served in several new-product development, engineering, marketing, and senior executive roles between Ford, BMW, and GM. He also worked as a hands-on growth, strategy, and operations consultant at AlixPartners, LLP and Motoring Ventures LLC, which Hightower founded. He also has extensive experience in emerging markets in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Hightower serves on the boards of directors of Tritium (Nasdaq: DCFC) – a leading designer and manufacturer of DC (direct current) fast charging systems for electric vehicles; and HEVO Power – a designer and manufacturer of wireless charging systems and software for electric vehicles. He also served as an advisor to Kiira Motors, a Uganda-based manufacturer of electric buses.
Hightower authored the book Motoring Africa: Sustainable Automotive Industrialization, published in 2018. Based on his industry experiences in China, India, South Korea, Mexico and Brazil, Motoring Africa makes the case and offers an actionable roadmap for building sustainable manufacturing businesses in six of the 54 countries in Africa.
Originally from Chicago, Hightower earned a BS in General Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business; where he serves on the Ross School Advisory Board and chaired the Ross Alumni Board of Governors. He is a lifetime member of both Kappa Alpha Psi and the Council on Foreign Relations. Hightower is a 5th degree Black Belt and certified sensei instructor of Isshinryu karate. He and his family live in metro Detroit, Michigan.
David has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry in the USA, Europe and Asia, working in direct investment roles on both the equity and debt side of transactions that have included corporations and infrastructure projects across a range of regions and industries.
David has been an adviser to the Tritium board and an alternate director since 2013. He joined the company full-time in 2016 as Chief of Staff and Corporate Development, became Chief Revenue Officer in 2019, and took on the role of Chief Strategy Officer in 2022. He has global responsibility for managing Tritium’s sale enablement and marketing activities, and he has been responsible for all capital raising for the company.
David is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Chartered Accountant. He has a Bachelor of Business from Queensland University of Technology and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute.
Rob Topol became Tritium’s chief financial officer (CFO) in September 2022. He has extensive experience as a corporate leader at Intel, where he served as a finance and manufacturing executive for more than 20 years. Rob drove significant savings in capital investment through supply chain optimization and manufacturing contracts. His most recent role with the company was CFO and Vice President (VP) of Accelerated Computing Systems and Graphics, managing revenue, cost, and reporting for graphics and high-performance computing business, including Intel ARC, Xeon HPC, and data center GPU and blockchain products.
Rob also served as Intel’s CFO of Global Supply Chain, Cost, and Inventory, where he managed a multi-billion dollar manufacturing and research and development (R&D) portfolio and led a team of global controllers supporting cost functions at the company. He served as the General Manager of Intel’s 5G wireless and next-generation standards division for four years, creating corporate strategy and helping to build a portfolio of devices, internet of things (IoT) and network infrastructure, and data center and cloud computing solutions. Mr. Topol also served as a Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) board member from 2019-2021.
Glen has more than two decades of C-level experience in the manufacturing sector across a broad range of industries including automotive, waste and energy, defence and engineering. He has a consistent record of positioning organisations for success through sales growth, operational efficiency improvement and supply chain optimisation. Glen has held senior leadership roles at several large, complex manufacturing businesses including Philips, Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) and Nylex Limited (Nylex), where he was involved in major transformations and operational improvement in Australia, Asia and Europe. Upon joining Nylex, an ASX-listed manufacturer, Glen progressed to CEO and Managing Director of the group which consisted of more than forty manufacturing facilities and in excess of AUD$1 billion sales and 6,000 employees. During this period, he was also Vice President of St. Kilda Football Club and was instrumental in restoring profitability and eliminating debt in this period.
Glen then set up his own advisory business which he has operated until now providing services to a large number of manufacturing companies seeking to improve productivity and profitability. He has also worked on a number of Government Grant Programmes to assist manufacturing companies affected by original equipment manufacturer (OEM) automotive closures, coal power plant closures and also upgrading processes for companies wanting to enter the defence sector.
Glen has a Bachelor of Business (marketing), Graduate Diploma of Business and a Master of Business Administration (MBA).