Management Team

Over the past 14 years, Scotrenewables Tidal Power Limited has built up a highly motivated, experienced and dedicated team to tackle the engineering and commercial challenges of tidal energy. Initially led by Barry Johnston, founder and company director, the company has expanded from a two man team to approximately 25 staff spread between Orkney and Edinburgh offices. The teams capabilities cover core functions of: design engineering (mechanical, structural, electrical, control and systems), hydrodynamics, offshore operations, manufacturing and assembly, environmental and consenting, health & safety and business development.

Management

Andrew Scott - CEO 

Andrew has worked in the marine energy space for almost 15 years: prior to joining Scotrenewables Tidal Power as CEO in September 2015 he had worked with Pelamis Wave Power for over ten years where he focused predominantly on outward, commercial facing role of business and project development. He has a background in mechanical engineering which he studied at Strathclyde University before completing a postgraduate in Energy at Heriot-Watt University.

Chris Milne - CFO

Chris joined Scotrenewables as CFO in October 2016. Prior to joining Scotrenewables, Chris was Vice President of an oil and gas services focussed Private Equity fund managed by Simmons and Company International, a US based Investment Bank. Chris previously held a number of senior Finance Leadership positions at FTSE 100 company SSE plc (previously Scottish and Southern Energy plc), including sitting on the Board of its Generation business and Head of Finance for all Generation (operations and major project development), Gas Storage and E&P activities, as well as various key Non-Executive Director roles. Chris played a significant role in the team that built SSE E&P UK Limited, through acquisitions, from its inception in 2011 to a top 10 UK North Sea gas producer in 2014. Chris first moved to the energy company as Group Corporate Finance Manager in 2008, after leaving the KPMG Private Equity M&A team in London where he was a Manager. Chris graduated from the University of Dundee in 2001 with a First Class Honours degree in Business Economics and Marketing with Psychology, is a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) and holds the CFA UK Level 4 Certificate in Investment Management.

Jonathan Meason - Chief Technical Officer

Jonathan graduated from Strathclyde University with MEng Mechanical Engineering and joined the company in 2007 as a design engineer, progressing to principal structural and mechanical engineer before taking up the CTO role in June 2013. He is now responsible for the technical development of the tidal turbine project, including planning, engineering integration, and management of the technical team. 

James Murray - Business Development Manager

James joined the company in 2013.  His responsibilities include liaising with future customers, utility companies, commercial tidal site developers, government departments, consenting authorities, and other stakeholders to identify, develop and secure new market opportunities and promote the successful and sustained growth of the company. He also represents Scotrenewables at conferences, stakeholder meetings and events and is responsible for all marketing and PR activities.

Trevor Walls - Electrical Engineering Manager

Trevor joined the company in 2007 with this original responsibility for the design of all electrical and control systems on the SRTT.  Trevor has previous experience working in the marine sector in DP vessel electrical design and construction. Since 2014, His role involves specification of electrical and control hardware and software, contractor and personnel management, commissioning of all onboard electrical systems, and has responsibility for all electrical works during testing operations. 

Calum Miller - Hydronamics & Offshore Engineering Manager  

Calum has been with Scotrenewables since 2009.  Calum has a dual role in the company, taking a lead role in planning and undertaking all offshore operations, including sea trails of the SR250, and managing the hydrodynamics department in the design of the future turbines and mooring systems.