Dr Neville Hargreaves
Dr Neville Hargreaves
CEO
Ortus Energy
Neville Hargreaves is CEO of Ortus Energy, a business which creates renewable energy technology from breakthrough science and has gone from start to securing its first €400k revenue within 2 years. Ortus Energy’s first technology is biological solar power, holding the potential of very low cost, sustainable energy. Neville previously spent 12 years with Exxon including delivering over 70 new products to market as an R&D manager, then 4 years with Bain and Company, the global consulting firm, helping to transform some of the world’s most successful businesses and to deliver over €100M of value to clients. Since 2004 he has focused on green technologies and in particular the creation of value through partnership between universities and industry. As well as Ortus Energy, he has contributed to a number of small businesses including anaerobic digestion and electronics technology, and also led the rejuvenation of the Small Business Research Initiative for the Technology Strategy Board, the UK’s organization for public support of business innovation. Neville has a MA from Cambridge University, a PhD in chemistry from University College, London and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He is a member of the Joyful Company of Singers, one of Europe’s leading chamber choirs.