We are all deeply saddened to have lost Stewart Dow, our Commercial Partners Custodian, to COVID-19. Stewart brought great experience and wisdom to Riversimple.
Stewart worked for BOC, part of the Linde Group, where he was immersed in the field of hydrogen for many years.
He was a catalyst for Riversimple’s early successes, supporting the bid for funding of the LIFEcar project with the Morgan Motor Company which was shown at the Geneva Motorshow in 2008, and then encouraging us to approach the BOC Foundation for support for the Hyrban, which was shown in 2009.
Riversimple has a unique corporate structure based on multi-stakeholder governance. Six stakeholder groups (Staff; the Environment; the Community; Commercial Partners; Customers and Investors) are represented by ‘Custodians’ who quietly mentor the company and make sure that we are balancing and protecting their interests. Stewart, representing our commercial partners, generously made time for this and gave us the benefit of his commercial wisdom.
Steadfast in his belief in what we were doing, Stewart brought a balanced view to all conversations. His resting face was a smile. He will be sorely missed by us all.
May he rest in peace.