Meet the Highview Power team

Led by Javier Cavada, internationally recognized leader within the energy industry, we have an established and experienced management team.

  • Colin Roy
    Executive Chairman
  • Javier Cavada
    Chief Executive Officer and President
  • Gareth Brett
    Chief Technology Officer
  • Mark Somerset
    Director of Business Growth
  • Mathew Brett
    Business Development Director
  • Stuart Nelmes
    Engineering Director
  • Rakesh Shah
    Finance Director
  • David Sandalow
    Chairman, US Office
  • Carl Sheldon
    President, US Office
  • Alexander Silin
    Sales Director, Eastern Europe and Middle East
  • Salvatore Minopoli
    VP Highview Power USA
Non-Executive Directors
  • Niko Elmaleh
    since March 2008
  • Brian Greensmith
    since January 2014
  • Nick Woollacot
    since January 2014
  • Vincent Crowley
    since January 2016

Join us

We are always on the lookout for determined individuals to join our team. We offer the opportunity to join a growing company within the rapidly emerging energy storage sector.

Visit our careers page for open positions. For speculative applications, you can also email with your CV and cover letter.


  • 2005

    Research begins at the University of Leeds

  • 2008

    The power recovery cycle demonstrated in lab-scale tests

  • 2010

    Installation of power recovery cycle in pilot plant

  • 2011

    Installation of complete pilot CryoEnergy Storage plant

  • 2012

    Highview Power signs cooperation agreement with the Messer group

  • 2013

    Highview Power enters into a licence agreement with General Electric

  • 2014

    Highview Power and project partner, Viridor, awarded funding for a 5MW LAES demonstration project by the UK Government

  • 2015

    Multiple feasibility studies awarded, including an award from the U.S. Navy

  • 2015

    Frost & Sullivan awards Highview Power with Global Large-Scale Energy Storage Technology Innovation Award

  • 2016

    Highview Power’s grid-scale High Grade Cold Store (HGCS) commissioned at the 5MW Pilsworth demonstration plant

  • 2017

    Highview Power expands into the US with new office in New York, a key market for LAES

  • 2017

    Highview Power awarded £1.5 million by Innovate UK for new hybrid LAES system to respond to frequency response market

  • 2018

    Highview Power and SNC Lavalin announce collaboration to deploy LAES projects in North America

  • 2018

    Pilsworth LAES Plant officially launched by Professor John Loughhead OBE FREng FTSE, Chief Scientific Adviser at BEIS


    The new conceptual GigaPlant 200MW/1.2GWh

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