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Dr Tom Houghton

Managing Consultant - London

Tom brings considerable insight gained in industry, finance and academia having held senior roles in companies and universities in the UK and overseas. After gaining early experience in the power sector with Alstom, he went on to pursue a career in banking, most recently at Japanese investment bank Nomura, where he was a director in corporate finance. Since completing his PhD (in fuel cell and hydrogen economics) in 2011, Tom worked in academia internationally and held a tenured position with Curtin University in Australia where he led, until recently, the specialist energy MBA.

Tom’s principal field of research is sustainable energy economics and financing and he has taken a lead role in a number of significant research projects relating to the power and energy sectors. These include studies into tariff reform, power grid innovation, renewables integration and energy poverty. At E4tech he has worked on several studies into the role that hydrogen and fuel cells can play in future decarbonisation pathways, for which he combines his technical and financial insight.

Tom received an MEng in electrical engineering from Imperial College, an MBA from the London Business School and a PhD in hydrogen and fuel cell economics from the University of Strathclyde. He speaks English and French fluently and has good conversational Spanish.

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