The Team Behind The Energy Revolution

Executive Directors

Chief Executive Officer

Dr Gareth Stockman

About Gareth
Gareth has over 16 years of industrial experience, working in the industry since 2004, all of which has been in the environment of high-tech R&D and start ups. He is a dynamic and driven business leader, with a passion for marine renewables. Gareth is a qualified mechanical engineer with an MEng in Marine Renewables and a PhD from Swansea University. He is a co-founder of Marine Power Systems and has achieved significant grant funding and private investment since its inception in order to deliver the company’s development pathway. As CEO, he has overseen MPS through the feasibility, proof of concept, medium scale prototype development stages and now working at grid-connect megawatt-scale ahead of commercialisation.  Gareth has overall responsibility for the management of MPS as well as Shareholder and Stakeholder engagement.

Chief Technical Officer

Dr Graham Foster

About Graham
Graham has over 20 years industrial experience, 15 of which has been spent leading high value & high-tech R&D, and for the last 10 years he has been a founder / director of fast-moving technology start-up companies. Graham is a qualified mechanical engineer and gained a PhD from Swansea University. He is a co-founder of Marine Power Systems and has a track record of financing high value start-up companies having raised multi-million grant and venture funding to date. Graham has a unique ability to create elegant solutions to highly challenging problems, creating sector leading IP in the process. Graham is the CTO of the company and has overall responsibility for our product portfolio of marine energy generation extraction hardware, the associated development strategy and managing IP.

Non-executive Directors

Director

Justin Morris

About Justin
Justin brings a wealth of business experience to MPS. A  successful dot.com entrepreneur, he is currently CEO of multiple businesses in the Property and Software sector. Justin has an Engineering degree from Imperial College, London and an MEng from Cape Town University. He has a passion for clean-tech assists in forming the strategic approach of the business and private investment opportunities.

Commercial Director

Dr Martin Carruth

About Martin
Martin has over 20 years’ energy experience in industrial technology and engineering consultancy. He brings a track record of applying innovation to deliver complex international projects and business growth in the offshore energy sector. Martin has overall responsibility for developing the commercial team and driving the commercialisation strategy across our product portfolio.

Director

Andrew Diplock

About Andrew
Andrew is a Chartered Electrical Engineer and brings over 25 years of experience in the energy & utilities sector.  Andrew has had a successful career working across various technical, project management, commercial and leadership roles in corporates and start-up companies. Andrew provides MPS with advice on business development, commercial structures, energy markets and investor relationships.

Director

Sue Barr

About Sue
Sue brings nearly 20 years of experience in the marine energy sector to the MPS board. In addition to a career in technology development, Sue has high level expertise across government policy and provides MPS with advice on revenue support, business development, project planning and market intelligence.

Director

Thomas Kahan

About Thomas
A qualified Chartered Accountant from a big 4 firm with ~10 years industry experience in global, high growth technology companies.  Experienced in managing M&A activities and funding requirements, in addition to instigating change and adding value through making key business decisions.

Managers

Financial Controller 

William Willdridge

About William
Financial Controller at MPS; Chartered Accountant (PWC qualified) with external audit and financial control experience. Has responsibility for all financial management.

Design Manager

Alex O'Malley

About Alex
Design Manager at MPS; over 15 years’ industrial experience, all in high-tech R&D and design management. Has responsibility for managing the design processes and information.

Chief Engineer

Dr John Chapman

About John
Chief Engineer of MPS; over 14 years’ experience in marine renewables (academia and industry) with experience in several high-tech start-ups.  Has responsibility for technical system development.