Our team

Sonya Bedford

Born in Caersws, she now lives in the south west of England but maintains strong links in Wales as a Trustee for the Centre for Alternative Technology in Machynlleth. Sonya completed an MSc in renewable energy in 2015 to supplement her legal expertise with strong scientific understanding.

Niamh Kenny

Niamh is a leading renewable energy expert having worked for independent developer DP Energy for 8 years. Involvement in all elements of project development including greenfield development, project acquisition, joint ventures, conflict resolution, contract negotiations, leading financial close and asset operation.

Joseph Kidd

Joseph is an experienced renewable energy developer with 15 years experience in offshore development. He is Vice-Chair of Marine Energy Wales, and has been involved in the majority of offshore renewables development in Welsh waters to date. He lives in Swansea.

Dr Gareth Davies

Gareth has worked as an environmental and development consultant for over 20 years, developing Aquatera into a highly respected award-winning consultancy supporting projects across the world. He has particular experience in site selection, environmental impact assessment (EIA), quantitative risk assessment, environmental surveys, and stakeholder consultation for the renewable energy sector.

John Thouless

John brings 20 years’ experience in developing renewable energy projects and technologies. He was a former Chief Operating Officer of DP Energy, where he managed a team of development professionals covering renewable energy projects in Ireland, the UK, Australia and Canada. Prior to this he was Head of Marine Development at energy utility SSE.

Peter Trott

Previously a senior executive in the telecommunications industry, he is now an Associate of the Institute of Environmental Managers and Assessors, and dedicated to helping organisations implement sustainability, and is a mentor for start-ups in Wales, as well as Chairing the Cardiff and Vale Citizens Advice Bureau.

Sean Matthews

Sean is a technology and supply chain expert with more than 10 years experience in offshore renewables. Responsible for interface management during development and consent for Navitus Bay and during FID and construction for Rampion. Ports and logistics package manager for both Navitus Bay and Rampion offshore wind. WTG package manager for Navitus Bay through to appointment of preferred supplier. Setup and managed port and support services framework for Rampion offshore wind farm during construction phase. Sean is based in Swansea.

Tom Brinicombe

Tom has 18 years experience across the sustainability, renewable energy and energy sectors in various roles with responsibility for the development and communication functions. Extensive commercial, development and communications experience, most recently leading development of Greenlink infrastructure project so good experience of landfalls in Pembrokeshire and Anglesey. Engineering background with an MSc in Renewable Energy Systems Technology.

Dr David Clubb

David was previously Director of RenewableUK Cymru. He is a past Trustee of the Institute of Welsh Affairs and a previous Board member for an onshore wind co-operative; sits on the Welsh Government’s ‘Diversity in STEM’ Board, and is Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission for Wales. He has a PhD in Applied Physics. He is a fluent Welsh speaker, and lives in Cardiff.

Trond Gärtner

Trond joined Magnora from Statkraft where he has more than 15 years of experience from various management positions. He has also worked several years as a Project Developer and Project Manager for onshore and offshore wind projects. Through these years he has gained hands-on experience from development, engineering and technical due diligence from projects such as Fosen Vind with more than 1000MW and 4.8 GW Dogger Bank development outside of UK.

Matt Gready

Matt is an expert in integrating complex offshore and subsea projects, with over 10 years experience developing new technologies and managing multi-discipline teams, across global locations, to deliver challenging engineering programmes for high value EPCI projects in the Oil & Gas industry. A solid background in manufacturing, having led TechnipFMC’s industrialisation team, with significant experience taking technologies from low TRLs through to first time deployment.

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