Chris is a highly motivated and innovative Chartered Civil Engineer with 30 years of industry experience delivering engineering and renewable energy projects including marine and coastal works.
His experience encompasses all aspects of project development, including environmental and planning procedures, procurement and financial assessment. He has worked on renewable energy projects with Hyder Consulting and United Utilities developing hydro power, onshore and offshore wind projects. After a 2 year period with the Environment Agency where he was responsible for a number of coastal and flood defence works, he joined Eco2 Ltd in 2004; managing the company’s portfolio of wind farm projects in UK. This included developing the 35MW Mynydd y Betws Wind Farm which was granted planning approval following a Public Inquiry in 2008. In 2007 Chris became Development Director for Tidal Energy Limited and was instrumental in the development of DeltaStream technology and the test site at Ramsey Sound. Chris brings his broad range of experience developing technology and commercial sites to meet the practical technology requirements that can deliver commercial renewable energy with minimal environmental impact.
As Commercial Manager at Bombora Wave Power Chris is responsible for contract management, grant applications and developing a pipeline of commercial projects for mWave. Using his background in commercial management Chris played a key role in obtaining a £10.3m grant for the mWave demonstration project and uses his significant experience in managing similar projects to operate the grant process.