About MEC

The MEC is the trade association and representative body for the UK’s tidal stream and wave energy industries.

Established in 2018 the MEC is committed to realising the potential of tidal stream and wave energy, to support a secure, cost-effective transition to net zero, and make the UK attractive to renewable investors.

The MEC has played a key role in influencing the external policy environment, whilst proactively defending the interests of tidal stream and wave energy. This includes securing the ringfence for tidal stream in the UK’s last renewable auction, identifying and improving investment and R&D opportunities, and working collaboratively with key stakeholders to maintain the UK’s leadership in ocean energy.

MEC has been instrumental in improving the policy landscape and outlook for the sector through coordinating engagement and communicating clearly to the UK Government, devolved administrations and other key stakeholders with a unified voice.
International Energy Association, 2021

Meet the team

Sue Barr

Chair, Marine Energy Council
Director Marine Energy, Simply Blue Group

Neil Kermode

Vice-Chair, Marine Energy Council
Managing Director, EMEC

Richard Arnold

Policy Director, Marine Energy Council

John Jenkins

Financial Director, Marine Energy Council
Finance Director, Morlais

Meet the board

David Collier

Chief Operations Officer, Minesto

Guillaume Greau

Head of Business Development, HydroQuest

Tom Hill

Programme Manager, Marine Energy Wales

Tim Hurst

Managing Director, Wave Energy Scotland

Anders Jansson

Head of Business Development, CorPower

Professor Henry Jeffrey

Head of Policy and Innovation Group, University of Edinburgh 

John Macleod

Commercial Director, Leask Marine

Alejandro Marques

Chief Executive Officer, Magallanes Renovables

John Meagher

Chief Business Officer, Nova innovation

Colin Palmer

Director of Offshore, Scottish Renewables

Richard Parkinson

Managing Director, Inyanga Marine

Andrew Smith

Partner, Green Backers Investment Capital

Oliver Wragg

Commercial Director, Orbital Marine Power

Dr Stephen Wyatt

Research and Disruptive Innovation Director, ORE Catapult