Isobel Sheldon OBE

Founder/Principal Consultant @ OakPolyTech Ltd

• 20 year veteran of the Lithium Ion battery industry.

• Awarded an OBE (2020) from HM the Queen for long service to EV batteries and their development

• Multiple world firsts:

• World's first commercially available PHEV (2004)

• Highest power density battery in automotive on two occasions (Infiniti e-merge and McLaren P1)

• World's first 12 meter EV bus battery


Career History

• Multiple Senior Director positions in battery development:

• Engineering and Technology Director, Johnson Matthey Battery systems

• Engineering and Technology Director, Cummins Electrified Power

• Development Director UK Battery Industrialisation Centre

• Global battery specialist Ricardo Plc Hybrid and Electric Division

• 10 years running own start up business, battery system development

• Board of trustees, The Faraday Institution

• Chair of funding Faraday Institution review panels for UK academic research (battery research)

• Advisory board member, UK National Physical Laboratory on LCA metrology

• UK Automotive Council working group member that established the need for battery eco-systems in 2016