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Executive Team

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Neil Kermode

Managing Director
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Neil was appointed as Managing Director in November 2005. He is directly accountable to the Board for all operations and is responsible for meeting the Board’s objectives for EMEC’s operational, environmental, financial and commercial performance.

Contact:
+44 (0)1856 852061
neil.kermode@emec.org.uk

Matthew Finn

Commercial Director
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Matthew supports the Managing Director to enable the vision for EMEC growth, providing a business development regime that establishes a firm commercial approach; liaises with developers, funders, and partners; and participates in new initiatives driving growth and revenue.

Contact:
+44 (0)1856 852064

matthew.finn@emec.org.uk

Donna Ritch

Finance Director
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Donna oversees the finance function and is responsible for corporate governance.  She manages the full range of support services including HR processes and activities, administration, office facilities and IT support and development. Donna also oversees quality management & contracts management processes.

Contact:
+44 (0)1856 852040

donna.ritch@emec.org.uk

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Jonathan Lindsay

Operations and Technology Director
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Jonathan has responsibility for ensuring that our operations are planned and executed in a safe and professional manner to meet agreed client objectives. He also deputises for the Managing Director in his absence and provides support in all operational aspects of our work.

Contact:
+44 (0)1856 852009

jonathan.lindsay@emec.org.uk

Eileen Linklater

Corporate Affairs Director
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Eileen is responsible for relationships with key stakeholders, providing leadership across marketing, legal and quality functions within the business. She is also responsible for implementing EMEC’s public affairs strategy to maintain regulatory compliance and identify growth opportunities.

Contact:
+44 (0)1856 852249
eileen.linklater@emec.org.uk

Commercial Team

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Dernis Mediavilla

Commercial Manager
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Dernis identifies, secures and manages new commercial opportunities to support the long term growth of EMEC. She focuses on EMEC’s international collaborations and building a portfolio of clients and partners from around the world.

Contact:
+44 (0)1856 852218
dernis.mediavilla@emec.org.uk

Matthew Storey

Consultancy Manager
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Matt is responsible for identifying, securing and managing commercial opportunities to support the long-term growth of EMEC. He works closely with prospective and existing clients to meet their requirements through bespoke service packages and project delivery.

Contact:
+44 (0)1856 852067
matthew.storey@emec.org.uk 

Lily Wain

Marine Energy Development Coordinator
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Lily identifies, develops and secures opportunities for EMEC to grow its portfolio for marine demonstration projects. She develops proposals for marine energy projects and coordinates the pipeline for technology demonstration projects coming to EMEC from feasibility to contract stage.

Contact:
+44 (0)1856 852216
lily.wain@emec.org.uk

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Laura Hutton

Project Director (ICNZ)
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Laura is leading the Islands Centre for Net Zero (ICNZ) project, driving the project to accelerate the transition to net zero for Orkney, Shetland and the Outer Hebrides.

Contact:
+44 (0)1856 852001
laura.hutton@emec.org.uk

Claire Thomson

Assistant Project Manager (ICNZ)
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Claire provides support with planning, resourcing, delivering and monitoring projects as part of the ICNZ project.

Claire supports ICNZ by using relevant processes and collecting data to inform decisions on budget, resource & prioritisation. She assists with the planning and execution of projects, and reports on key deliverables, KPIs, and project performance on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.

Contact:
+44 (0)1856 852042
claire.thomson@emec.org.uk

Craig Dibb

Project Development Coordinator (ICNZ)
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Craig works with the Island Centre for Net Zero (ICNZ) partners to identify, develop and contract opportunities for the ICNZ to grow its research and development activities, supporting the Project Director in the development of the centre’s longer-term strategy.

Contact:
+44 (0)1856 852209
craig.dibb@emec.org.uk

Karen Jamieson

Karen Jamieson

Knowledge Exchange Coordinator (ICNZ)
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Karen leads Communications and Knowledge Exchange for the Islands Centre for Net Zero.

Contact:
+44 (0)1856 486060
karen.jamieson@emec.org.uk

 

Corporate Affairs Team

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Lisa MacKenzie

Marketing and Communications Manager
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Lisa joined EMEC in 2011 and leads the company’s marketing and communications team to showcase the pioneering work taking place across EMEC’s offshore energy, hydrogen and energy transition projects. Lisa works closely with EMEC’s clients and partners, supporting the delivery of collaborative projects and has spoken at various events sharing EMEC’s work and promoting ocean energy and a clean energy future.

Contact:
+44 (0)1856 852207
lisa.mackenzie@emec.org.uk

Caron Oag

Senior Marketing Officer (Hydrogen)
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Caron supports the development and implementation of EMEC’s hydrogen marketing strategy, and facilitates hydrogen events and media enquiries. She leads the communications for EMEC’s hydrogen projects.

Contact:

+44 (0)1856 852219
caron.oag@emec.org.uk

Corrine Sinclair

Contracts Manager
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Corrine provides support across the business by ensuring that the appropriate legal agreements are implemented to facilitate the execution of contractual obligations. Corrine develops and maintains the effective contractual processes and management to support the company’s commercial goals.

Contact:
+44 (0)1856 852003
corrine.sinclair@emec.org.uk

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Colin Keldie

Marketing Officer
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Colin supports the implementation of EMEC’s marketing strategy. Colin is a professional photographer, capturing photos and video of EMEC and client activities, as well as supporting content creation focussing on video production and graphic design.

Contact:
+44 (0)1856 852043
colin.keldie@emec.org.uk

Erika Kemp

Client Relationship Officer
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Erika supports EMEC’s commercial team to deliver sales and marketing strategies, focussing on service delivery and repeat business. This includes leading commercial delivery tasks by liaising with EMEC’s Project Management Office, preparing and monitoring project deliverables and consultancy. Erika also gathers market intelligence by meeting clients, identifying funding and commercial opportunities, facilitates capture of lessons learnt, and supports marketing activities.

Contact:
+44 (0)1856 852210
erika.kemp@emec.org.uk

Lara Santos Ayllon

PhD Researcher
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Lara is a PhD researcher focusing on justice, energy and innovation.

Contact:
+44 (0)1856 852008
lara.santos@emec.org.uk

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Lesley Bews

Quality Manager (on career break)
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Lesley’s role is to manage EMECs Integrated Management System and assist the organisation in maintaining compliance with ISO 17025, EMEC’s accreditation with UKAS. She works with all staff to maintain a system that promotes a culture of compliant working practices and leadership behaviours across the organisation.

Contact:
Lesley is on career break. please contact 01856 852060 for any quality enquiries.

Operations and Maintenance Team

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Brendan Brankin

Operations and Maintenance Manager
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Brendan is responsible for leading the Operations and Maintenance Team, to ensure assets are fit for purpose, and to ensure all day to day operations are planned and executed safely and in accordance with requirements of EMEC’s Integrated Management System and polices.

Contact:
+44 (0)1856 852224
brendan.brankin@emec.org.uk

Vacant

Senior Electrical Engineer
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To ensure that EMEC’s electrical systems meet client’s requirements, that they are operated to relevant standards and to deliver power performance assessment of customers technologies.

Robert Lennie

Senior Electrical Engineer
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Robert ensures that EMEC’s electrical systems meet client’s requirements, that they are operated to relevant standards and to deliver power performance assessment of customers technologies.

Contact:
robert.lennie@emec.org.uk

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Graeme French

HSE Manager
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Graeme supports and manages the health, safety and environmental aspects of EMEC operations across all sites, offices and projects. He works closely with the Quality Manager to maintain EMEC’s Integrated Management System.

Contact:
+44 (0)1856 486065
graeme.french@emec.org.uk

Matt Pallister

Electrical Engineer
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Matt assists in the management of EMEC’s HV and LV systems including client’s electrical connections and marine energy device performance testing. He is also responsible for the electrical design and construction work for EMEC’s electrical systems including management of defined work packages and client projects, and required operational activities at the marine energy test sites.

Contact:
matt.pallister@emec.org.uk

Rhoy Philby

Senior Hydrogen Engineer
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Rhoy is responsible for the design, development, operation and continual improvement of hydrogen production and fuelling infrastructure at both company and customer owned locations. Rhoy acts as a subject matter expert for all hydrogen systems and provides guidance and technical expertise to projects relating to hydrogen.

Contact:
+44 (0)1856 852060
rhoy.philby@emec.org.uk

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Donald Sinclair

Senior Operations Engineer
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Donald assists in maintaining availability and proper functioning of all HV electrical connections and SCADA system associated with the test sites. He also works with developers to solve operational problems of a technical or data-related nature and provides first line technical support at substation sites (wave and tidal) including ‘engineer level’ maintenance of SCADA system.

Contact:
+44 (0)1856 852201
donald.sinclair@emec.org.uk

Kevin Lockwood

Maintenance Technician – Eday
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Kevin carries out preventive and corrective maintenance at the Eday substation and Flaughton Hill. He helps to manage the facilities within the substation, laydown area and grounds, assisting with first line technical support across EMEC’s infrastructure including its newly installed hydrogen plant.

Contact:
kevin.lockwood@emec.org.uk

Florence Ungaro

Marine Operations Specialist
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Florence manages marine operations and projects across all EMEC and associated sites. Florence manages teams in a project management setting and has sound knowledge of working in the marine environment.
Contact:
+44 (0)1856 852005
florence.ungaro@emec.org.uk

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Baptiste Mathie-Claverie

Engineering Technician
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Baptiste supports the provision of testing services for marine energy devices owned by EMEC’s clients and to ensure high availability of all EMEC facilities and equipment. He also provides technical support for EMEC owned and operated hydrogen production and storage equipment.

Contact:
+44 (0)1856 852060
baptiste.mathie-claverie@emec.org.uk

Steven Bruce

Hydrogen Engineering Technician
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Steven supports with the specification, operation and maintenance of EMEC’s hydrogen assets.

Contact:
+44 (0)1856 852244
steven.bruce@emec.org.uk

Jerry Gibson

Operations Technician
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Jerry supports the final assembly, installation, commissioning, service and maintenance of all EMEC’s hydrogen assets. Jerry ensures that all executed service activities are based on hydrogen and electrical safety standards working according to EMEC’s health and safety processes on all sites; as well as managing large and small equipment improvement projects in the plant.

Contact:
+44 (0)1856 852243

jerry.gibson@emec.org.uk

Chelsea Will

Chelsea Will

Electrical Engineer (on maternity leave)
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Chelsea assists in the management of EMEC’s HV and LV systems including client’s electrical connections and marine energy device performance testing. They are also responsible for the electrical design and construction work for EMEC’s electrical systems including management of defined work packages and client projects, and required operational activities at the marine energy test sites.

Contact:
Chelsea is on maternity leave. Please contact 01856 852060 for any quality enquiries.

 

Technical Team

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Caroline Lourie

Technical Manager
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Caroline supports EMEC from a technical perspective by managing the technical delivery team, driving the delivery of technical projects and overseeing the monitoring of new technologies and assessing their potential to ensure maximum value to the company and sector.

Contact:
+44 (0)1856 852225
caroline.lourie@emec.org.uk

Scott Crawford

Senior Systems Engineer
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Scott is developing the instrument and control system for EMEC’s hydrogen and electrical assets within the ITEG project.

Contact:
+44 (0)7701 368650
scott.crawford@emec.org.uk

Donald Leaver

Senior Environment and Consents Officer
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Donald supports the acquisition, maintenance and streamlining of all statutory consents required at EMEC or other identified sites. Donald contributes to EMEC projects by providing environmental technical expertise.

Contact:
+44 (0)1856 852245
E: donald.leaver@emec.org.uk

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Richard Sey

Senior Metocean Engineer
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Richard is EMEC’s metocean and oceanographic subject matter technical expert. Richard leads and manages the collection, analysis, quality control and dissemination of all metocean and oceanographic measurement programmes.

Contact:
+44 (0)1856 852247
richard.sey@emec.org.uk

 

Tiago Martins

Metocean Data Engineer
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Tiago supports with EMEC’s metocean data collection, quality control, criteria development and provides support to various stakeholders with regards to metocean information.

Contact:
+44 (0)1856 486056
tiago.martins@emec.org.uk

 

Millie Green

Environmental Officer
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Millie performs environmental monitoring services within EMEC’s projects.

Millie implements EMEC’s environmental monitoring programme, supports the development of EMEC’s technical expertise, and undertakes fieldwork campaigns including survey design and data collection. She also prepares technical reports for use by the client, presents research findings and guidance to stakeholders, undertakes literature reviews, and provides guidance to mitigate, monitor and manage environmental risks associated with activities performed across EMEC’s projects and facilities.

Contact:
+44 (0)1856 486068
millie.green@emec.org.uk

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Catrin Garrett

Hydrogen R&D Engineer
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Catrin delivers on hydrogen focused R&D and technical work in EMEC hydrogen and energy systems projects. Catrin also works with the operations and project management teams to support the delivery of hydrogen demonstration projects.

Contact:
+44 (0)1856 852002
catrin.garrett@emec.org.uk

Luke Evans

Project Engineer
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Luke oversees and executes EMEC’s projects encompassing marine energy performance assessments, hydrogen asset systems integration, electrical infrastructure alignment, and techno-economic analysis.

Contact:

+44 (0)7563 146480
luke.evans@emec.org.uk

Project Management Team

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Susan Learmonth

Head of Projects
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Susan leads EMEC’s project management office, overseeing the portfolio of projects, ensuring outputs are delivered on time and to a high quality. Susan manages the overall progress and delivery of EMEC’s projects, including the management of partners, funders, clients and stakeholders. Susan works closely and flexibly with EMEC staff from across the business, with a focus on close liaison with the Commercial Team.

Contact:
+44 (0)1856 852006
susan.learmonth@emec.org.uk

Leonore van Velzen

Project Manager
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Noor manages several EMEC Hydrogen projects and collaborates with the wider project management team, the operations and technical team, the business development team and clients to support the development and delivery of hydrogen related work at EMEC.

Contact:
+44 (0)1856 852223
leonore.vanvelzen@emec.org.uk

Carly Tait

Project Manager
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Carly manages EMEC projects, ensuring they are delivered on time and to a high quality. Carly also manages the delivery of communication and dissemination work packages for EMEC’s grant funded projects including TIGER and FORWARD2030.

Contact:
+44 (0)1856 852204
carly.tait@emec.org.uk

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Myles Heward

Project Manager
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Myles manages several EMEC projects to deliver outputs on time, and to a high quality. Myles is an experienced Marine Engineer and Surveyor who first joined EMEC in 2017 as a Performance Test Engineer.

Contact:
+44 (0)1856 486067
myles.heward@emec.org.uk

Craig Gillon

Project Manager
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Craig manages several EMEC projects to deliver outputs on time, and to a high quality. Craig oversees the work of the project team to ensure delivery of the partnership agreement and necessary deliverables, working closely with all staff across the business.

Contact:
+44 (0)1856 852236
craig.gillon@emec.org.uk

Abbie Sinclair

Assistant Project Manager
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Abbie assists with the management of projects across EMEC’s project portfolio, gaining on the job experience whilst working towards Project Manager qualifications. Abbie also manages projects safely and with high-quality, while striving to reduce time, cost and risk.

Contact:
+44 (0)1856 486064
abbie.sinclair@emec.org.uk

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Mike Partridge

Projects Controller

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Mike provides support to the Project Management Office, assisting with continuing development and daily operation of tools and systems for project monitoring and record keeping, procurement, risk management, timesheet management and cashflow.
Mike is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics.
Contact:
+44 (0)1856 486058
mike.partridge@emec.org.uk

Ingrid Ritch

Programme Finance Lead

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Ingrid provides administrative support to the project management office with staff timesheet processing, contract management, supplier management and assisting the PMO with project claims and any other tasks as directed by the Programme Manager.
Contact:
+44 (0)1856 852060
Ingrid.ritch@emec.org.uk

Heather Turnbull

Project Manager (on maternity leave)
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Heather manages several EMEC projects to deliver outputs on time, and to a high quality. Heather oversees the work of the project team to ensure delivery of the partnership agreement and necessary deliverables, working closely with all staff across the business.

Contact:
Heather is on maternity leave. Please contact 01856 852060 for any quality enquiries.

Business Support Team

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Cath Russell

Office Manager
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Cath manages EMEC’s office facilities and coordinates admin support across the company ensuring a high level of customer service internally and externally.

Contact:
+44 (0)1856 852240
cath.russell@emec.org.uk

Molly Harris

HR Manager
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Molly manages the HR function including resourcing, recruitment, HR procedures and processes. Molly also leads on the HR tasks in the business support team plan and manages EMEC’s job evaluation, salary review and succession planning processes, acting as first point of contact for all HR queries.

Contact:
+44 (0)1856 852047
molly.harris@emec.org.uk

Ray Banks

IT Systems Manager
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Ray helps to maintain EMEC’s IT systems and software ensuring consistency across the organisation. In conjunction with the project management team, Ray also creates and maintains project information tools using appropriate software, and ensures relevant staff are adequately trained to use them. Ray manages the provision of telecommunications equipment and liaises with external IT providers to ensure services are delivered as required.

Contact:
+44 (0)1856 852046

ray.banks@emec.org.uk

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Christine Scott

Finance Manager
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Christine manages the finance function, including budgeting, managing cashflow and presenting financial reports. Christine leads the audit process and works with others within EMEC to establish and maintain effective financial processes.

Contact:
+44 (0)1856 852045
christine.scott@emec.org.uk

Karen Flett

Finance Officer
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Karen provides administrative support to the finance team by assisting with the tracking of budgets, processing invoices and payments, assisting with the annual audit process and assisting with the development and maintenance of all necessary systems, policies and procedures to ensure effective, efficient financial management within the company.

Contact:
+44 (0)1856 852065
karen.flett@emec.org.uk

Rachel Oliver

Senior Administration Officer
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Rachel supports business functions across the organisation by providing key administrative services including Executive Team and HR support.

Contact:

rachel.oliver@emec.org.uk

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Pete Donald

Administration Officer
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Pete provides administrative support across the organisation, providing reception cover, office health and safety checks, record keeping, liaising with suppliers, travel booking, proofreading and formatting, and general day to day admin tasks.

Contact:
+44 (0)1856 852060
pete.donald@emec.org.uk

Tegan Gray

Administration Officer
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Tegan provides administrative support across the organisation, providing reception cover, office health and safety checks, record keeping, liaising with suppliers, travel booking, proofreading and formatting, project claims and general day to day admin.

Contact:

tegan.gray@emec.org.uk

Katie Ross

Administration Officer
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Katie provides administrative support across the organisation, providing reception cover, office health and safety checks, record keeping, liaising with suppliers, travel booking, proofreading and formatting, project claims and general day to day admin.

Contact:

katie.ross@emec.org.uk

 

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Sinead Adam

Administration Officer (on maternity leave)
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Sinead provides administrative support across the organisation, providing reception cover, office health and safety checks, record keeping, liaising with suppliers, travel booking, proofreading and formatting, project claims and general day to day admin.

Contact:
Sinead is on maternity leave. Please contact 01856 852060 for any quality enquiries.

 

Associates

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Andrew Baldock

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Andy is a Chartered Engineer and has a Masters in Renewable Energy. Over the past 15 years, Andy has directed over 100 person-years of marine energy consultancy activity. He has an extremely broad and detailed understanding of all aspects of the challenges involved in taking marine energy concepts to first arrays.

Andrew Hunt

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Andy is a chartered mechanical engineer and a Fellow of both the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and Society for Underwater Technology. He has extensive subsea engineering experience spanning 24 years including 16 years in marine renewables. In recent years, that included spearheading the development of subsea direct embedment anchoring systems and ROVs. He now works part time for EMEC providing technical support across a number of projects.

Alistair Gray

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Alistair served as EMEC non-executive director from 2005–2020. As the senior partner in an Accountancy Practice and serving on the Board of a number of companies Alistair has extensive commercial, accountancy, managerial, board and financial experience in a broad spectrum of industries.

He has specialised in developing and funding renewable energy projects, and has substantial experience in project finance, financial modelling as well as technical, legal, and financial due diligence associated with infrastructure projects.

His experience spans wind, marine energy, hydro, district heating schemes, solar, energy service companies and community energy projects.

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Kris Hyde

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Kris studied Physics, Materials Science and Metallurgy at the University of Manchester. He then worked within the hydrogen industry for 14 years at ITM Power PLC, and is one of the UK’s leading experts in hydrogen technology. He has skills in chemistry, electro-chemistry, process engineering, PLC programming, H&S and project management.

Stuart Brown

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Stuart is a mechanical engineer and business-owner and has been working in offshore renewables at senior level for more than 13 years. In addition to consulting on more than 20 offshore wind projects in the North Sea, Stuart was CEO of the FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility and consults to a number of clean ocean energy technology companies. He is very familiar with both the offshore wind sector and developing and commercialising world-class facilities for testing new & innovative clean ocean energy technologies – a perfect skill-set for developing our new floating offshore wind test and demonstration site.

Penny Jeffcoate

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Penny is a Chartered marine engineer with extensive tidal energy experience, from PhD and Post Doctoral research, through to deployment and testing of commercial devices. Her work has been focussed on: site survey and analysis at multiple international sites; on site testing and associated marine activities; and performance analysis and reporting.

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Joanna McDonald

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Joanna is working with EMEC as Communications Lead for the MAXBlade project.

For 15 years she delivered training and operational risk management in waterborne emergency response with Maritime Rescue International Ltd. Between 2006-2009 she was Director of a small NGO in Uganda which was working to prevent drowning accidents in the Great Lakes region. Joanna worked with BP UK and Shell Netherlands in senior internal communications roles and has a particular interest in crisis communications and stakeholder management.

She holds a Masters in Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, is a published researcher in the International Journal for Corporate Communications, and holds Level 4 Award Foundations of Security and Risk Management, and Level 5 Corporate Risk and Crisis Management from The Institute of Strategic Risk Management.

David Grant

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David has over 30 years research experience on hydrogen storage materials and systems. He has been involved with many applied and fundamental research projects, funded by government and industry.

He is an associate of EMEC and currently based at the University of Nottingham (UoN) where he is Head of Advanced Materials and Director of the UoN Energy Institute. He is also an international expert on the IEA Technology Collaboration Program Task 40 “Energy Storage and Conversion Based on Hydrogen.”

John Thouless

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John is an associate with EMEC providing strategic development support for the expansion of the Fall of Warness tidal site.

He brings over 20 years’ experience in renewable energy. During his time as Head of Marine Development at SSE Renewables, John was closely involved in the development of both marine energy technologies and projects, overseeing four development sites in Orkney waters and advising on investments in tidal and wave energy companies.

He subsequently held the position of Chief Operating Officer at an independent renewable energy developer, responsible for managing a team of some 20 development professionals and a project portfolio of over 1GW. This included overseeing, at the time, the world’s largest hybrid wind/solar PV development, a 375MW, circa £350m project, in South Australia.

More recently John led on the commercialisation of the pioneering, smart local energy system project, ReFLEX, in Orkney.

He has been a director and chair of project special purpose vehicles. John has a background in power engineering, with experience in the development, and construction, of thermal energy plants including combined heat and power.

John’s skills include major energy project strategic development, techno-economic modelling & project investment appraisal, commercial negotiations & deal structuring, investor due diligence, project management & reporting, and securing development consents and stakeholder management.

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Chris White

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Chris joined EMEC in 2007 as a Senior Electrical Test Engineer. He now works part-time for the company, supporting the management of EMEC’s electrical infrastructure and feeding his experience into various projects.

William Groundwater

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William joined EMEC in 2022 as a Hydrogen Intern in the technical team as part of his industrial placement year for his Masters degree in Chemistry. Having returned to the University of Strathclyde to complete his studies, he is now a technical associate supporting project delivery work on an ad-hoc basis.

John Begley

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John manages several EMEC projects ensuring delivery of partnership agreements and necessary deliverables, working closely with all staff across the business.

Contact:
+44 (0)1856 852041
john.begley@emec.org.uk

 

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