Leading hydrogen business hires new team formerly from Bennelong, Google, Microsoft, and Macquarie to lead planned IPO

United H2 Limited (UHL) is pleased to announce it has added new board members and executives, formerly from Bennelong, Google, Microsoft, and Macquarie, to lead its planned IPO in 2024.
UHL believes the new hires will play a key role in the execution of its strategy to list the business and then to build the overall group to continue its current growth trajectory.

Hires Include

Kathyrn Giudes

Non-Executive Chair

  • Seasoned executive and non-executive delivering progressive financial results in multi-million and billion-dollar businesses.
  • Vertical industry experience includes Financial Services, Gaming, Retail, IT/high tech, Green Energy and Defence.
  • As a senior director at Microsoft, Kathryn was responsible for a US$1b department.
  • Founder of Foster Consulting Pty Ltd which has a planning book of ~A$1B FUM.
  • Kathryn is a non-executive director at ASX-listed Nuheara Limited which creates audio and hearing solutions and also Locality Planning Energy Limited an energy retailer focused on strata-based energy retailing.

Richard Kimber

Non-Executive Chair

  • Richard has over 25 years of global leadership experience, including several chief executive and board positions, and has extensive experience in financial services, marketing, social media, and capital markets.
  • Richard has held roles as Regional Managing Director of Google in Southeast Asia (including Australia and NZ), CEO of OFX Group and Chief Executive of First Direct Bank in the United Kingdom.
  • As the first Regional Managing Director of Google in Southeast Asia, Richard led all of Google’s commercial and country operations in the region and more than doubled its multi-billion-dollar revenue. 
  • Several international roles with the HSBC Group including being the first Global Head of Internet Marketing.
  • Richard has held several non-executive board roles and is currently the Chairman of Stone & Chalk and on the board of ING Australia.

Will Davidson

Chief Executive Officer

  • 25 years’ experience in executive roles with a track record of scaling growth businesses.
  • Will has delivered a successful IPO on the ASX with Powerwrap (ASX:PWL).
  • Will has experience in mergers and acquisitions, fintech and renewable energy.
  • Will has held senior executive roles at Empower USA, Powerwrap (ASX:PWL), SapientNitro (NASDAQ:SAPE) and Bennelong Funds Management, while also building a boutique investment bank in the renewable energy space.
  • Will oversaw a successful merger at Powerwrap with another ASX listed company, Praemium, to deliver a A$500M+ listed enterprise and at Empower led the acquisition of the second largest independent media business in the United States.

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer

  • A highly regarded senior executive with 25-plus years’ experience, delivering four IPOs and public companies.
  • Held senior executive roles at Macquarie Infrastructure Group (Intoll), Genworth Australia. Seeing Machines, Blackstone/151 Property, and Superloop.
  • A demonstrated track record of delivering value for stakeholders in the Property, Financial Services and Infrastructure industries.
  • A strategic and inspiring leader with outstanding business acumen who has played an instrumental role in transformational, organisational, and cultural change in several high-profile private and public companies.
  • Background in executive-level financial, commercial and general scale-up management of emerging growth and mid-sized corporates as well as in supporting strategic transformation or catalyst events.

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