Management Team

Biography PhotoDr. Stephen Clarke
Chairman and CEO
Dr. Stephen Clarke
Chairman and CEO


Dr. Stephen R. Clarke is Aqua Metals’ Chairman of the Board and CEO.

Steve is responsible for the overall corporate vision and strategy and is involved in all cross-functional areas of Aqua Metals. Steve has spent the last two decades developing, commercializing and monetizing disruptive technologies focused on advanced batteries and advanced materials.

Prior to Aqua Metals Steve co-founded Applied Intellectual Capital in 1993 to develop advanced batteries and relate... 
Biography PhotoSelwyn Mould
Chief Operating Officer and a co-founder
Selwyn Mould
Chief Operating Officer and a co-founder


Selwyn Mould is Aqua Metals’ Chief Operating Officer and a co-founder. Selwyn is responsible for Aqua Metals’ operations, including AquaRefinery operation, equipment manufacturing, manufacturing strategy, technology development, process development and product engineering.

Prior to Aqua Metals, Selwyn served as Chief Operating Officer of Applied Intellectual Capital, where he led manufacturing strategy, supply chain, technology development and process development. In addition, he ... 
Biography PhotoThomas Murphy
Chief Financial officer and a co-founder
Thomas Murphy
Chief Financial officer and a co-founder


Thomas Murphy is our Chief Financial officer and a co-founder. Thomas is responsible for all financial and general administrative areas of the company as well as corporate real estate and human resources. Thomas is also a member of our board directors since inception in June 2014. Thomas worked alongside Mr. Clarke and Mr. Mould in the development of the AquaRefining process and our current business before the formation of the Company.

Thomas served as Chief Financial Officer of ... 
Biography PhotoSteve Cotton
Chief Commercial Officer
Steve Cotton
Chief Commercial Officer


Steve Cotton is Aqua Metals’ Chief Commercial Officer. Steve is responsible for Aqua Metals’ commercial activities, including supply chain partnerships, offtake partnerships, marketing, business development and management of the Aqua Metals brand.

Prior to joining Aqua Metals in January, 2015, Steve co-founded Canara, Inc. (a global provider of battery and monitoring systems and services to data center operators) in December 2001 and served as its Chief Executive Officer from the ...