Commodore (Rtd) Steven Jermy RN
Non-Executive Director and Chair
Steven is an offshore renewable energy professional and Master Mariner, working with James Fisher Marine Services and as a Non-Executive Director on the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership. His 35 years’ offshore sector experience includes ships’ diving, fishery protection, sea command, offshore aviation and offshore renewable energy. Steven has led three major tidal energy R&D projects, and now heads up the regional task force created to take forward floating offshore wind in Cornwall and the South West. Steven is a Chartered Marine Technologist, and a Fellow of both the Nautical Institute and the Institute of Marine Engineers, Scientists and Technologists.
Professor Deborah Greaves
Deborah Greaves is Head of the School of Engineering and of the School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics, Professor of Ocean Engineering and Director of the COAST Laboratory at the University of Plymouth with previous appointments at Oxford, UCL and the University of Bath. Her research interests include marine and offshore renewable energy, and physical and numerical modelling of wave-structure interaction. She has led many national and international research projects concerning offshore renewable energy (ORE) in collaboration with industrial and academic partners and is Director of the EPSRC £9 million Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Hub. She recently published with Wiley an edited book on Wave and Tidal Energy (2018) and in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, 2018, she was awarded an OBE for services to Marine Renewable Energy, Equalities, and Higher Education.
Paul Scullion is a Director of 5Subsea, which provides consultancy and project management support to large, cross-functional marine projects and direct solutions to construction, O&M / IRM and decommissioning projects in the marine sector. He is also Group Finance and Commercial Director of Keynvor Morlift, a specialist in shoreline, coastal and offshore marine services and operations.
Previously, Paul held the position of Chief Operating Officer at James Fisher Marine Services Ltd ("JFMS"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of James Fisher plc. Paul spent 5 years with JFMS where he led the acquisition and integration of 14 different marine companies to create a market-leading marine support business and delivered a 12x increase in revenue and turnaround in operating profitability. During this time he held the roles of Managing Director, Commercial Director and Finance Director and was a board member and statutory Director of a portfolio of companies across the Marine Support division in Europe, the Americas and Australasia.
Paul has significant expertise in marine renewables, particularly offshore wind and tidal but extending to more novel solutions including wave and offshore thermal energy. He is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Marketer and has a track record in M&A activity across a wide range of sectors, particularly Private Equity led. He is currently Non-Executive Director of a number of companies and PPPs in the marine sector.