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Wave Hub Ltd Directors

Wave Hub Ltd is governed by an operational board. 

Bill Russell

Chairman
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Bill Russell is a vastly experienced CEO/Managing Director with over 30 years in the energy industry - gained through a number of senior roles for National Grid (NG), Transco, British Gas and BG Group spanning gas and electricity, markets/networks, commercial frameworks, infrastructure, stakeholder consultation, EU and UK Government liaison, corporate affairs and large project management.

Working across international energy markets. He was recently Managing Director of BritNed Ltd, a JV company set up to build commission, commercially operate the 1500MW Interconnector between UK/Netherlands via the largest Global Market Coupling model. Previous roles; Director National Grid MD of NG Australia, Director Scotland Transco, Director Operations BG Group.

Claire Gibson

Managing Director & Executive Director
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Claire led the development of Wave Hub from its inception in 2003 through to construction in 2010 and now has overall responsibility for the safe and efficient operation of the test facility and managing the business, Wave Hub Ltd.

Claire’s previous role was Director of Sustainable Resources at the South West RDA where she led the Agency’s low carbon activity from 2002 – 2011, acting as the sector lead for environmental technologies and managing a multi-million pound investment programme in renewable energy demonstration projects, business resource efficiency and low carbon leadership. Before moving to the South West, Claire worked for two leading consultancies in London.

Colin Dennis

Director

Colin completed a BSc and MA degrees at Exeter and Canterbury Universities and spent 25 years in the financial services and aviation sectors, retiring in 2014 as major shareholder, Chairman and Group MD of one of the UKs largest privately owned aviation services business, based at East Midlands Airport.
From 2014 Colin has served as non-executive director and chairman on several boards within the NHS, Social Housing and Local Authority trading companies. In 2016 Colin was appointed Group Chair of Cornwall Council's group of trading companies and in that capacity, sits as Chair of the Group Board and either as a non-executive or as Chair of the various subsidiary companies within the group. Colin has a home in the Midlands and one on Cornwall's North Coast. He now spends most of his time in the South West.