DescriptionCornwall Conversations is designed to keep you and your business updated with the latest hot topics in Cornwall, so with that in mind, we have some great speakers to provide you with useful insights and information into development in Cornwall.
Phil Johnston of Celtic Sea Power
Phil is currently working on strategic development of floating offshore wind in the Celtic Sea. As part of the Cornwall FLOW Accelerator programme (ERDF-funded), Phil is focusing on development of a sustainable regional industry and a workforce for FLOW that is rooted in the region.
Phil Johnston originally graduated in environmental sciences before an early career in marine ecology research. He then spent several years at sea as an offshore environmental consultant, primarily on oil and gas exploration surveys but also on offshore wind developments and navy frigates. Phil then moved onshore to manage ocean monitoring programmes before switching to business development. His experience here involved commercialising one of the UK’s first uncrewed surface vessels (USVs) from early testing through to market readiness.
Michael Hanley of 4 Earth Intelligence
Michael is the Business Development Manager for 4EI, a satellite earth observation company leveraging space data for the betterment of humans and the planet. Michael is based in Falmouth and focuses on diversifying the business by applying space data to new sectors, and maximising existing opportunities. He draws upon experiences within university knowledge transfer, environmental science and working with the European Space Agency as the Regional Ambassador for the South west. He’s also a keen runner and surfer.
Drystan Jones of ap-group
In January 2018 Drystan became a Director of
Cornwall Marine Network and is committed to the development of marine jobs in Cornwall. Drystan also sits on the Cornwall Council Harbours Board as an independent member.
Prior to his employment with A&P Drystan spent
eleven years in marina operations initially managing the construction and development of the marina facility at Mylor Yacht Harbour. He attained the internationally recognised Certified Marina Manager Qualification. He was then employed by Marina Developments Ltd
at Ocean Village in Southampton and managed the business through a period of significant
capital development and planning.
Agenda8am Arrival and refreshments
8:30am Welcome from Kim Conchie
8.45am Welcome from John Catchpole
8.50am Phil Johnston of Celtic Sea Power
9.05am Michael Hanley of 4 Earth Intelligence
9.20am Drystan Jones of ap-group
9.35am Guest Speaker
9.50am Closing remarks from Kim
10am Event CloseA light breakfast, tea and coffee will be provided.
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