Amer Gaffar
Director - Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre
Amer Gaffar is director of the £4.1m Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre at Manchester Metropolitan University and a sustainability professional with more than 23 years’ experience in the environmental sector during which he has led a number of large scale innovation programmes for both the private and public sector. Amer is a passionate advocate for fuel cell and hydrogen technology and has successfully built consensus and momentum in Greater Manchester and the North West towards positive environmental practice and cleaner energy over the last decade. In 2013, Amer founded the Greater Manchester Hydrogen Partnership to develop and build the strong and diverse network of SME, industry, researchers and public sector stakeholders integral to the work of the Centre today. In addition to his role at the Centre, Amer continues to lead a number of projects to make Greater Manchester a centre of excellence in hydrogen and fuel cells such as leading one of Europe’s first targeted programme of Hydrogen Education (HySchools alongside leading the Net Zero skills pathway for NetZero North West. He also authored the now formally adopted Greater Manchester Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Strategy alongside working with a number of stakeholders with the UK Government to establish key deliverables for the UK hydrogen strategy ambitions.