PTEC’s senior team has industry-leading understanding and experience of tidal stream energy and project implementation, and is committed to advancing the industry.

Senior leaders include:

Rob Stevens: Chairman

Rob has a wealth of experience in the maritime sector and is well respected in the Solent area. In 2012, he became Chair of the Solent Maritime Forum, and created the Transforming Solent Marine and Maritime supplement in March 2014, which focused on improving growth in the region. Rob’s vast experience in maritime matters then led him to establish a consultancy, Stevens Marine Ltd, in 2013. He was previously CEO of the British Marine Federation, and had overall responsibility for the world famous London and Southampton Boat Shows. Rob also served in the Royal Navy for more than 30 years, reaching the rank of Rear Admiral and Head of the British Submarine Service, as part of a career that saw him specialising in submarines and navigation. He later became Chief of Staff in Naples, responsible for NATO Maritime Operations in the Mediterranean between 2001 and 2005.

Mark Francis: Senior Consultant 

Mark is a project development, business and finance professional with a primary focus on energy and infrastructure. His tidal sector experience is full circle: technology development (Orbital Marine Power), infrastructure (co-created PTEC and advised on other projects) and funding (covering equity, grants and debt). Mark continues to supports PTEC as a senior consultant.

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