Meet our highly experienced offshore renewable project management team
From highly experienced to graduate engineers our team holds over 60 years of experience and knowledge stemming from the birth of the marine renewables sector.
Through the diversity in our teams engineering and operational skills we provide our customers with detailed, accurate and holistic solutions to the range of marine energy problems.
Class 1 Master Mariner
Company founder and CEO I help formulate offshore operations methodologies and take charge of all operations offshore as well as overseeing and providing my knowledge and experience to drive the development of the HydroWing device which I conceived.
My offshore career started in 1984 working initially on BP Tankers, progressing to Master on Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessels, heavy lift/ construction barges in the offshore oil industry- North Sea, SE Asia and West Africa.
I progressed into senior management roles and in 2004, I acquired Mojo as an ongoing marine contracting business. Over the next 10 years I developed the business into a very successful marine project management company specializing in the installation of offshore renewable energy projects (wind, wave and tidal) before selling in 2015.
I founded Inyanga Marine in 2017 with the goal to develop the HydroWIng device through to commercilisation by striving to increase the reliability and ease of maintenance compared with devices being developed in the industry. Whilst continuing this development I expanded the business to provide to include offshore management services due to sector demand for cost effective and reliable offshore management solutions.
In charge of the day to day running of the office, including all areas of administration, travel, website, and assisting the finance team when needed.
I have over 20 years of experience working in a variety of different companies including Solicitors, Accountants, Architects and Marine Consultants.
I enjoyed travelling in between these jobs and spent 2 years living in New Zealand with my husband.
I love working in a busy environment and we have a great team at Inyanga so this job is perfect.
Outside of the office I enjoy spending time exploring Cornwall with my family, eating out, and BBQ’s in the summer with family and friends.
Admin & Accounts Assistant
Responsible for the day-to-day office and financial administration for Inyanga, including bank reconciliation, posting invoices, purchasing, processing staff pay and expenses, assisting with flight and accommodation bookings for the staff and crew plus general office administration – and ensuring that the office never runs out of coffee!
Previously, I have had an extensive career in IT software implementation & business transformation, both as a Project Manager and Business Analyst for a variety of companies and organisations both in the public and private sectors, including policing, criminal justice, education, manufacturing and retail.
Since taking early retirement and moving down to Cornwall, we have had the great opportunity of embracing the wonderful Cornish way of life and enjoy sailing our boat, kayaking, walking, and eating out at various local bars and restaurants to enjoy the fabulous seafood that Cornwall has to offer.
Recent projects with Inyanga:
- Assisting with the purchasing requirements in preparation for the successful launch of our new vessel the Inyanga Entsha.
Project Manager & Design Engineer
BSc (Hons) Design Engineering - Bournemouth University
As project manager I am responsible for the team developing of our HydroWing device as well as projects for our engineering consultancy clients.
Having worked for over 10 years in offshore design and operations for a leading OEM I gained extensive experience in design, manufacture and utiilisation of large offshore tools, equipment and infrastructure. With my background experience and desire to develop new and innovative ideas Inyanga fitted this perfectly and a made the move in November 2018.
Since making the move to Inyanga I have enjoyed exploring Cornwall with my family and have got back into with my hobby of mountain biking.
Naval Architect & Structural Engineer
Responsible for offshore methodology creation and analysis through OrcaFlex as well as performing engineering analysis for of engineering for clients and the HydroWing development.
I initilised my professional life working for a leading classification society in both London and Aberdeen. This enabled me to progress in both my technical abilities as well as project management and communication skills.
A hardworking and proactive engineer I joined Inyanga to use these skills to help drive forward this new and innovative company whilst contributing to the development of the marine energy industry as a whole.
Having spent most of my childhood in France, I am fluent in both French and English. In my free time I am a keen sailor having lived near the coast most my life and joining Inyanga in Cornwall has allowed me to get out on the sea much more often. When there’s no wind I am a keen runner and cyclist and enjoy getting out and about.
HND in Mechanical Engineering
As a Project Design Engineer my main role is undertaking CAD design, taking concepts through to manufacture, producing detailed manufacturing drawings along with sea fastening design work & cargo grillages.
My main field is in mechanical/structural design, having spent the last 10 years working in the marine environment from marine renewables, ship/ vessel new builds and refits to working on the designs of a number of steel fabricated sea transport/ berthing structures and LARS frames for the installation of tidal turbines, along with developing a fast turn around Cargo Sea-fastening design system.
I have a HND in Mechanical Engineering, I’m a highly motivated engineer, very keen on personal development, constantly looking forward to developing new innovative forward thinking products here at Inyanga. I like to study a ship science / naval architecture program in the future, to further boost my skills.
I moved to Cornwall 12 years ago to surf and have travelled the world doing so, I play the Bass guitar in a classic rock covers band and we play the pubs in and around Cornwall.
Naval Architect, MEng, MRENA
Involved in engineering, design, analysis, project management, planning and methodologies.
From the Roseland, Cornwall and recently completed study of MEng Ship Science at the University of Southampton, I joined Inyanga Maritime Ltd in April 2019.
Keen watersports enthusiast regularly going windsurfing, sailing and surfing. Previously competed for Great Britain in windsurfing World and European championships.
Recent projects with Inyanga:
- Design and planning of Minesto DG100 launch and recovery system.
- Planning of Minesto DG500 launch and recovery upgrade.
BSc Renewable Energy
A Marine Engineer and Renewable Energy graduate with international industrial and commercial, academic, public and civil sector qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience.
With a graduate level specialisation in wave energy technologies, my knowledge base has since evolved to include an array of cleantech projects and technology development initiatives.
Currently focusing on the project management, engineering and design of novel fixed offshore wind power installations, I also work towards furthering the development of tidal stream power system deployment methods, techniques and technologies.
Hobbies and interests include extreme sports, travel, languages, culture, music and many other continuously evolving creative pursuits. The ocean and the arts are two of my favourite things.
Renewable Energy Engineer
MEng (Hons), MIMarEST
Involved in engineering design, project development and HydroWing project proposals.
Born and raised in the fielded confines of Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire I only witnessed the sea on summer holidays in Cornwall. A passion for surfing thrown in with my renewable energy masters at the University of Exeter naturally saw me specialise in Marine renewables.
Having undertaken a summer internship and with Inyanga during my final Masters year I joined the team in May 2019.
Outside the office I enjoy the Friday team pub visits, rock-climbing, football and am a keen skier and snowboarder.
Recent projects with Inyanga:
- Project procurement and installation of the Sabella D10 1-MW tidal turbine
- Design optimisation of HydroWing gravity base structure
- HydroWing feasibility study for provision of power to an island community
With a background in Maritime Engineering, I am a design engineer and hydrodynamics analyst.
I have worked on wide variety of projects including wind energy, tide energy, speed sailing, and subsea sensors carrying out design, research and development.
I prefer design using first principles engineering and use a variety of in house design tools. I also have expertise in design for composite and steel structures and use FE where required.
Proudest achievements include working on the Sail rocket design team winning the outright world speed sailing record, design and build of a kite boat racing craft, design and build of tidal energy rotors and solo transatlantic crossing in 38ft Ketch.
I’m a Project Engineer whose primary focus is the technical and commercial management of offshore design projects. I have a broad range of technical skills such as data and structural analysis, mechanical engineering and electrical design. Project work to date has focused on offshore and subsea design for renewable energy applications such as tidal and wind. I am also involved with the operation and management of the Tocardo OTP array in the southern Netherlands.
Prior to this role I received an MEng in Renewable Energy Engineering at Exeter University, studying on the Penryn campus just up the road. As well as exploring the local area by foot or bicycle, I am a keen squash, tennis and football player.
Junior Mechanical Engineer
Engineering design and analysis, project management, planning and methodologies.
I’ve rejoined Inyanga following a Year in Industry (YiI) placement I undertook here in 2019 as part of my master’s in mechanical engineering at Cardiff University.
Having grown up in Cornwall most of my hobbies are watersports based, regularly sailing, windsurfing and rowing. I also love to travel, taking any chance I can to see new places.
Recent projects with Inyanga:
- Planning and installation of Sabella’s D10 tidal turbine.
- Planning and installation of Minesto’s DG100 tidal kite system.