Kerry HayesFollowing successful completion of a BSc in Ocean Science at Plymouth University I furthered my studies in this direction by completing an MSc in Marine Renewable Energy. During this time, and with an increasing passion for renewable energy, I also started an internship with Regen SW, a not for profit centre of expertise in sustainable energy.

The internship soon became a permanent role within the marine energy team at Regen, where I worked as an Analyst for four years. In 2015, I joined a start-up marine energy project development company, where my responsibilities included geographic data analysis, environmental consenting and stakeholder engagement.

In 2016, and with a solid knowledge of the sector, I became self-employed. Working with technology developers, my consultancy work involves taking responsibility for consenting, licensing, stakeholder engagement and environmental aspects of projects. I have also started working at Regen again as marine energy sector lead.

In my spare time I’m an avid runner, having completed three full marathons and numerous half marathons. When I’m not busy running, I’m busy baking biscuits, cakes and other treats!