Marine Renewable Energy 1 - Collaboration: The Way Forward

Marine Renewable Energy 1 - Collaboration: The Way Forward

15 May 2019, 11:00 - 12:30


Chair: Sue Barr, Chairperson of Marine Energy Council  

Presentation: Marine Energy Policy in the UK: Christoph Harwood, Director, Simply Blue Energy


  • Trevor Raggatt, Head of Offshore Renewables and Biomass, Clean Electricity Directorate, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)  
  • Anna Kynaston, Head of Low Carbon, Scottish Government 
  • Will Apps, Head of Energy Department, The Crown Estate 
  • Sian Wilson, Senior Development Manager, Crown Estate Scotland and Member of the SUT's Marine Renewable Energies Committee (MREC)
  • Tim Cornelius, CEO, SIMEC Atlantis Energy  
  • Andrew Scott, CEO, Orbital Marine Power
  • Q&A and panel discussion
  • Presentation of the Lennard-Senior Award by Professor John Sharp, Chair of the Society for Underwater Technology’s (SUT) Marine Renewable Energies Committee (MREC)

 Programme subject to change 


  • Trevor Raggatt


    Head of Offshore Renewables and Biomass, Clean Electricity Directorate

    Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

    Trevor Raggatt joined the Energy Group in the, then, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) in 2008 leading on marine...

  • John Sharp


    Visiting Professor

    Cranfield University

    John Sharp is a Visiting Professor at Cranfield University, involved in lecturing and teaching on both offshore technology and marine renewables. He...

  • Sian Wilson


    Senior Development Manager

    Crown Estate Scotland

    Sian began working in the offshore renewable energy sector 14 years ago, has a Masters in Offshore Technology from Cranfield University and recently...

  • Christoph Harwood



    Simply Blue Energy

    Christoph Harwood became a Director of Simply Blue Energy, a blue economy project developer, in 2018 to deliver on strategy development and policy...

  • Will Apps


    Head of Energy Development

    The Crown Estate

    Will is the Head of Energy Development for The Crown Estate, the specialist real estate business that manages the seabed around England, Wales and...

  • Andrew Scott



    Orbital Marine Power

    Andrew leads the team at Orbital Marine Power having joined the business as CEO in 2015, and has accrued over 15 years in the Scottish marine...