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Dr David Hewitt (Chairman)

David is a professional Naval Architect with over 30 years in executive management positions in the marine, defence, commercial shipping and offshore oil & gas markets. He founded the marine design consultancy, Armstrong Technology, in 1994, growing the business into a highly respected international organisation. The company was bought by the Babcock International Group in 2000 and, after successfully integrating the business into the Babcock organisation he took up the position of Director of Marine Technology with Babcock. In 2005 he set up an independent business consultancy servicing the marine sector. After establishing and leading the Marine Design Centre in Newcastle he has now returned to running his own business consultancy.

Graeme Mackie (CEO)

Graeme Mackie, the founder of Oceanflow Energy Ltd, is an MSc qualified chartered engineer with 35 years experience of leading marine projects in the defence, oil & gas and renewables energy industries. For the first 20 years of his career he worked in the naval defence sector with defence consultancy YARD Ltd and later with Swan Hunter Shipbuilders where his broad ranging understanding of marine sciences led to senior positions in the development of new technologies and integrated design solutions. From 1995 as Technical Director of marine consultancy Armstrong Technology he led a multi-discipline team of engineers responsible for the platform design of the first North Sea UK zone Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) units. In 2002 he founded Overberg Ltd (now renamed Oceanflow Energy Ltd) and provided engineering design leadership and research management to a number of leading marine renewable companies before focusing on the in-house development of Evopod™ tidal turbine technology.

Matthias Haag (Advisor to the Board)

Matthias Haag is an advisor to the Board and prior to April 2013 was a director of Oceanflow since November 2008. Matthias joined the Gemini offshore wind project in the Netherlands as Chief Executive Officer early 2014. With a capacity of 600 MW and an estimated energy production of 2.6 TWh, Gemini is one of the largest wind projects in the world.

Formerly Chief Operating Officer at Aquamarine Power, Matthias was an executive director responsible for all technical and contractual/commercial issues within the company, and brings a wealth of experience from marine renewable energy development.

Prior to that Matthias worked as General Manager of Projects with Shell WindEnergy, where he was responsible for major wind power projects in the Netherlands and USA, including the first Dutch offshore Windpark Egmond aan Zee. Matthias also worked globally in various roles with Shell International Oil & Gas, specialising in offshore installation and project management.