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Ffion Rolph
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Ffion Rolph


Ffion joined RIG in 2013 having previously worked at the Welsh Assembly following her graduation from St Catharine’s College, Cambridge University.

Over the last eight years, Ffion has developed into a leader in market engagement and deal creation. She supports the development of commercial strategies and business models before establishing licensing, direct sales, and distribution partnerships that deliver both economic and strategic value.

Building on a professional background in Energy and Materials, Ffion supports the practices that sit within the Decarbonisation and Industrial Efficiency arm of the business. The companies within this part of RIG's portfolio include a world-leading carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) company, for which Ffion and her team have secured first global licensing and partnership deals in the Cement industry.

A fluent Welsh speaker, she extends her linguistic capabilities by continuing to work on her French and Italian. On the weekend, she is an avid Liverpool FC, Formula 1, and Welsh rugby fan, and has a serious passion for food.

Borrowing economics to save the world?

It is hard to ignore the noise currently being made about climate change. Be it Extinction Rebellion, Greta Thunberg, or Michael Bloomberg, it is certainly a topic that has made its way into the public consciousness this year and let’s hope that it stays there.


Energy storage: generation’s forgotten twin

In recent years, the conversation around renewable energy sources has grown broader and louder. Although wind, solar, and their lesser-known cousins do not (yet) represent a majority of energy generation in the vast majority of countries, they form an increasingly significant part of the grid’s energy mix. Indeed, in 2017 – and for the first time in its history – Britain generated more of its electricity from renewable and nuclear sources than from gas and coal.


How early is too early: knowing when to engage your customer

“But we need to develop 3 phases of prototypes, go through accelerated life testing, and get 10 patents granted”. Or so go the usual protestations against early market engagement. The value of bringing partners and customers into the conversation at an early stage is often trumped by fear. “They’ll steal my technology”. “It isn’t advanced enough”. “They won’t understand it”.


Want to succeed? Get used to failure.

A few years ago, at a startup networking event, a colleague of mine asked a budding entrepreneur how he was going to grow and scale a business. His response? “Build the app. Marketing. Go viral.” 


Mind the gap: a decade of growth at RIG

From 2013 to 2022, two views on RIG: an interview with Ffion and Anya