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Our Team

Meld Energy brings together decades of experience in the development and delivery of low carbon energy projects and finance. Our market leading team has the unmatched expertise, network and drive to deliver at least 10% of the UK’s hydrogen ambitions.
CEO / Founder

Chris Smith

Chris is the Ex-Director of Urban Development for GE, specialising in green hydrogen, integrated energy systems development and the quest for Net Zero. Chris founded Meld Energy to deliver green hydrogen solutions to the UK and international market.


Huw Thomas

Huw is a founder of Meld Energy and has responsibility for steering the direction and growth of the company. By looking broadly at emerging technologies in energy systems, Huw is developing new opportunities beyond the often-narrow focus of industry silos.

Chief Marketing Officer

Renata Lopes Merriam

Renata is a marketing and strategic partnerships expert with a focus on current affairs, working on the intersection of sustainability and technology, in order to accelerate and scale solutions that benefit people-profit-planet. Renata is passionate about clean energy, in special green hydrogen, as a true pathway to net zero.

Technical Director

Adrian Lloyd

Adrian is an Ex-Managing Consultant for URS – specialist in project development of renewables, green hydrogen, feasibility and economic modelling. Alumni of Imperial College. Adrain has developed full feasibility models for green hydrogen projects in international markets.

Office Manager

Elyzabel Walker

Elyzabel has a degree in Zoology from University of Lincoln and has developed her studies into business administration. As the Office Manager, Elyzabel is responsible for ensuring Meld is operating smoothly at all times.