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New ETP Director appointed

The New Executive Director of ETP, Dr Barrie Shepherd,  starts 12 August 2013.

Barrie has over 30 years’ experience of R&D, project management, consultancy and business development covering a broad range of energy technologies. After completing a BSc in physics (St Andrews), an MSc in the physics of materials (Bristol) and a DPhil in neutron radiation (Oxford), he joined the National Nuclear Corporation where he set up a non-destructive testing laboratory.

He then joined Babcock Power (now Doosan Babcock) where he spent 28 years in a variety of roles, initially as a group leader and subsequently as head of a department providing technical consultancy, development and inspection services to customers in the nuclear, offshore oil & gas, chemical and petrochemical sectors.   During this period he also set up and managed several major national and international collaborative projects.

After a period as technology exploitation manager responsible for mentoring new technologies and growing them into sustainable business streams, he was appointed R&D proposals manager.  His main responsibilities were securing external funding to support the company’s R&D programme and liaison with universities and research institutes.  These activities covered a variety of energy technologies including advanced fossil plant, carbon capture, biomass, wind, marine and solar.

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