Team

Albatern is committed to cultivating a strong, energetic team, working in a creative and rewarding environment.

The team is focused on the critical objectives needed to make our technology succeed and secure the ultimate goal of sustainable, affordable electricity from the sea

The present team is 15 strong and covers engineering disciplines from hydrodynamics, through mechanical, hydraulic and electrical systems engineering.  This allows a full understanding of the inter-related issues from wave to final electrical output and strong consideration of the trade-offs required to reduce cost and improve efficiency throughout the chain.

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Management

Albatern’s magagement team of three brings with it over 60 years of engineering, business and financial experience.

Over fifteneen years of this experience comes from the marine renewables sector, where extensive knowledge has been gained through working with leading device developers in the wave and tidal sector both in the UK and further afield in New Zealand and the Southern Hemisphere.

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John Findlay (CEO)

John has extensive experience gained from building and managing a successful civil engineering and construction firm in the Scottish Borders.  He brings considerable business experience to Albatern, and as a practical “hands-on” engineer, he has played a key role in the prototyping, deployment and testing of the WaveNET concept in marine environments.

 

David Campbell (CFO)

With an early career within accountancy, computer systems and training, for the last 24 years David has worked with, and been chairman David_Campbell_01of a number of early-stage technology companies. He has a law degree and is a Chartered Accountant. He has experience of fundraising and governance having worked on AIM flotation, institutional and private equity rounds for early stage technology companies. Since 2010 key involvements have been in funding, profile raising and strategic relationship building for early market businesses.

 

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David Findlay (CTO)

David has extensive experience in the marine renewables sectors both in consulting and project design lead roles since receiving a first class Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh.

Since 2010, he has managed the growth of a world class multi-disciplinary team to tackle the technical challenges faced in this sector, and has delivered 2 generations of working prototype WaveNET devices, alongside an extensive test tank and open water modelling programme.