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.