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Our Team

H2O-ganics is run by a diverse team of people with a wealth of business and industry experience who share a passion for creating high quality food with truly sustainable credentials.



Nick Bateman –Chief Executive Officer

Nick is an experienced CEO, with extensive financial experience as CFO for 10 years of one of ICI’s and then Zeneca’s international businesses. He has run a high-tech AIM plc and who has grown and run both food and biotechnology companies, with multi-site operations and incorporating both UK and global sales.  Previous employers include Lloyds Bank (qualified banker), British Steel Corporation, and ICI /Zeneca (with 9 years initially as CFO and latterly as a NED of Marlow Foods Limited (the Quorn business).


Jo Bayley - Director of Research.

Jo Bayley, is a plant scientist who has more than 10 years expertise with a wide range of practical hydroponic growing systems and  micro-propagation technologies, with  over 20 years’ experience in horticulture.


Mike Musk - Finance Director.

Mike is a qualified certified accountant, who has worked in finance roles for over 42 years, the last 22 have been in the produce industry.  Mike was previously Group Finance Director of Fresca Group, where he was responsible for the establishment of Thanet Earth, the largest hydroponic greenhouse complex in the UK.


Peter Willis - Project Manager.

Peter spent 30 years with Marlow Foods Limited (the owner of Quorn), where he was responsible for moving the business from a research entity to full scale production and operating high care environments.