First Hydrogen appoints Wrigley as UK Chairman and Managing Director

VANCOUVER, BC /ACCESSWIRE/January 31, 2022/ First Hydrogen Corp. (“FIRST HYDROGEN“or the”Society“) (TSXV: FHYD) (OTC PINK: FHYDF) (FSE: FIT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicholas Wrigley as Chairman and Director of First Hydrogen UK Limited. Mr. Wrigley founded Winch Energy Group in 2008 and served as CEO until recently and remains non-executive chairman.Winch Energy has successfully developed, built and operated over 300MW of solar power plants in Europe and is currently developing rural projects in 10 countries in Africa and Mr. Wrigley was also a founding partner of UPC Renewables LLC, with more than 4 GW of wind power plants built in the past 15 years, backed by a US$5 billion investment, including development of a 120 MW wind power plant in Morocco in 2019.

Mr. Wrigley will oversee First Hydrogen’s global development of the company’s hydrogen fuel cell-powered light and medium utility vehicle (“LCV”) business and the construction of the two road-legal hydrogen fuel cell demonstrators MAN of the company with AVL Powertrain UK and Ballard Power Systems. . Mr. Wrigley will also oversee the development and construction of the recently announced hydrogen fueling station division, along with FEV Group consultants. and seek other complementary hydrogen opportunities with its wealth of contacts, including hydrogen production and supply.

Mr. Wrigley holds a law degree from Chester Law School and is admitted to the Law Society of England and Wales and to the Italian Bar. Mr. Wrigley was previously Managing Partner and Head of Continental Europe at international law firm Clifford Chance LLP.

This adds to the First Hydrogen team, as previously announced, the appointment of Steve Gill as Director of First Hydrogen UK Limited and as Managing Director of its automotive division. Mr. Gill has extensive experience as an executive, board director and consultant in the automotive industry, specializing in powertrain technology and transportation decarbonization. Previously, Mr. Gill was Director, Power Engineering at Ford of Europe and a member of the board of Ford Technologies Ltd.

The appointment of Robert Campbell as non-executive director of First Hydrogen UK Limited, the company’s wholly owned subsidiary, was also recently announced to the team. Mr. Campbell is currently Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Ballard Power Systems since 2017. His responsibilities include global business development, sales, marketing, product line management and after-sales service activities in the Ballard Power Products’ core markets of Heavy-Duty Engine, Material Handling and Stationary Power.

About First Hydrogen Corp.

First Hydrogen Corp. is a company based in Vancouver and London, UK, specializing in zero-emission vehicles and supercritical carbon dioxide removal systems. The company is designing and developing a demonstration light utility vehicle powered by a hydrogen fuel cell under two agreements with AVL Powertrain and Ballard Power Systems Inc. The LCV will have a range of over 500 kilometres. First Hydrogen is developing a refueling capability in conjunction with FEV Consulting GmbH, the in-house automotive consultancy of the FEV Group of Aachen in Germany.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of


Balraj Mann



North America
Balraj Mann
First Hydrogen Corp.
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Nicholas Wrigley
First limited hydrogen
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