Tokamak Energy appoints new Managing Director
Published on 23 February 2023
Warrick joins the company from Rolls-Royce where he enjoyed a 24-year career holding several leadership positions, most recently as Chief Procurement Officer for the Civil Aerospace division.
Warrick will lead Tokamak Energy’s business towards its goal of demonstrating grid-ready fusion power by the early 2030s. His experience in global industrial partnerships and supply chain development will be invaluable in executing Tokamak Energy’s ambitious growth strategy.
At Rolls-Royce, Warrick led a team of more than 2,000 people in the engine control systems business unit. He also transformed its global engine overhaul network and oversaw the engine production and test facilities in Derby.
Warrick’s initial career was on the customer side of the business, in commercial and sales leadership roles, managing Rolls-Royce’s business with global airlines and leasing companies, including three years based in North America.
He is passionate about sustainability and clean energy, people, diversity and inclusion.
Chris Martin, Chairman at Tokamak Energy, said: “With his track record of success at Rolls-Royce, we are delighted to welcome Warrick to Tokamak Energy. He brings a wealth of invaluable leadership experience which will underpin our mission to develop commercial fusion energy.
"His expertise will add new perspective as we build strategic partnerships, grow and diversify our global supply chain and deliver value to our investors.”
Warrick Matthews, new Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer at Tokamak Energy, added: “I’ve been following Tokamak Energy’s incredible progress closely for several years. It is the one company I wanted to join, and I am excited to be part of this amazing team. The incredibly talented people here are driven by a vital mission and purpose.
"They are developing the technologies that will deliver the energy source needed to protect our planet’s future. The business is moving into an exciting new phase of development and growth, and I can’t wait to make a difference.”
To find out more about Tokamak Energy and its work, please visit: www.tokamakenergy.co.uk