Team & Partners

VoltVision uniquely combines Electrical Engineering, Data Analytics, Software Development, Artificial Intelligence and Industry expertise, to ensure best in practice digitisation solutions for the industrial services and renewables sectors. We have recently opened a global power analytics centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, to support our growing client base across Africa.

Experienced Senior Team and Board

Simon ColLins

Non Executive Chairman

Simon has over 25 years’ experience in the commodities business. Simon previously sat on the Management Board of Trafigura, taking responsibility for the Group’s global Metals &  Minerals business. Simon is now a tech entrepreneur and CEO of TradeCloud.  Using his commodity and tech experience, Simon is well placed to advise the team on key business decisions.

Manoli Yannaghas

Founder/ Managing Director

Manoli has spent 20 years managing operating mines and mineral exploration projects in Africa and South America. He has also acted as CEO of a publicly listed mining company, as well as founding a number of small fast-growth technology companies operating in the mining, energy and renewables space.

Malcolm Evans

Founder/ Technical Director


Malcom has over 40 years experience designing and building High Voltage Electrical Grids. He spent over 20 years with the British Coal Board, including as Head of Major Projects responsible for construction and upgrading of deep mine power systems. Malcolm has participated in the design and installation of more than 2GW of multi-technology renewable generation. Malcolm specialises in distributed power generation.

Jan Ydens


Jan has over 25 years’ experience executing and leading on the commercial, product, technical and operations side for technology and energy start-ups, scale-ups and large corporates (including 13 years at ABB). He has most recently served at C-Level (CPO, CRO, COO) for technology scale-ups in the energy sustainability and blockchain arenas, helping these businesses set up and build out their sales, product and operations areas and prepare for scaling.




Jansen Van Rensburg is a Chartered Electrical Engineer with a BSc degree in computer science. He has more than 35 years’ electrical experience and 10 years experience in ICT, including operating MV electrical networks and ICT systems at large mining companies, from Goldfields to Endeavour Mining. He has built and operated power control systems, with a track record of identifying and implementing electrical cost savings.

Chris Lowe



Chris is an experienced FD / CFO with a strong record of successfully managing high growth, new structures and emerging commercial relationships across a range of industries. Chris is particularly strong at managing the finances/ cashflows of young growth companies. 



Edward’s is an experienced mining executive who began his career as a qualified metallurgical engineer and retired as CEO of a FTSE 100 Mining Company. Edward also held the roles of Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Non-Executive Director at Centamin, Non-Executive Director (and Chairman from June 2007 to April 2012) of the LSE listed Talvivaara plc, Non-Executive Director of Furuya Metals Co. Ltd. Japan and Non-Executive director of Aquarius Platinum Ltd. Edward is also a Fellow of the Institute of Directors (UK).


Julian Birch

Head of Data

BEng, (Hons)

Julian has over 25 years’ of experience in IT, data analysis and display.  He has developed solutions for Boots Plc and Marks & Spencer Plc, including the acquisition, governance, visualisation, relevance, context, of large data to achieve understanding and data-driven solutions.

James Bonham

Head of Integration


James has a degree in Artificial Intelligence and Mobile Robotics. He has spent 15 years working at the forefront of the computer science industry. He is also highly skilled with working on micro electronics hardware both designing and maintaining equipment for the electronics industry. 

Gary Nicholson

Head of A&I


Gary Nicholson is a leading Electrical Control and Instrumentation specialist in system integration, including design implementation; commissioning and KPI analyses for processes stabilisation. He has more than 25 years’ experience working on sophisticated processing plants and has played a major role in Business Improvement. Previous experience include with Anglogold Ashanti, Randgold, Barrick and Altynalmus.

German Sternharz

Senior Data Scientist

BSc MSc, PhD

German has a BSc and MSc in Aerospace Engineering at the Technical University of Berlin. He is a PhD graduate from Brunel University London.  At TU Berlin he researched structural dynamics in an industrial setting, where he contributed to software development and dynamic FEM simulations for mechanical stress analysis at Rolls-Royce Deutschland. During his PhD research, German led numerous computational and mechanical experiments on rotating machinery. He developed novel algorithms for operational modal analysis and AI-based condition monitoring, which gained recognition by publications at renowned conferences and journals.

Our Partners

VoltVision also collaborates with partner companies and leading academic institutions to drive world class innovation and thought leadership.