Michael J Leece CEng CMarEng
FIMarEST FIMechE OBE
Mike is a professional engineer with in excess of fifty years in the global marine sector where he has held a number of senior appointments in both Executive and Non Executive Director roles. Mike will lead the board in the development of the strategy of the company and once agreed ensure delivery is achieved. In parallel he will ensure arrangements for appropriate governance are in place to match the growth plans of the organisation
Inventor, Founder and Technical Director.
Phil has enjoyed making mechanical devices from an early age. He became particularly interested in energy efficient technology in his teens and since then has been involved in the study and
development of innovative low energy power and water solutions. Phil had set up businesses to develop his innovations and progressed the Papa Pump and related technology since the ‘90’s.
Hugh graduated from Oxford University with a degree in modern and classical Chinese and has since worked for Mahon China, Nomura (Tokyo) and JP Morgan (London) in the financial sector.
Hugh became Commercial Director in 2011 and represents Water Powered Technologies’ commercial interests in both the UK and worldwide
Business Development Director
Born near Birmingham, Adam joined the Royal Navy in 1989 and spent 12 years as a submarine navigator alongside shore-based roles as an Admiral’s assistant. After leaving the Royal Navy, Adam set up and ran Marine South West, a not-for-profit company. For 2 years, Adam was a Regional Manager of the British Marine Federation. In 2011 Adam moved to Plymouth University as Marine Commercial Director and was responsible for creating, maintaining and developing partnerships with commercial marine businesses. This led to a role as Business Development Director for the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology. Adam joined Water Power Technologies in November 2017 as their Business Development Director.
Sales Support Manager
Ellen has over thirty years combined administration and retail experience, and has worked alongside Founder and Technical Director, Phil Selwyn since 1997. Contact Ellen for all
invoice/admin/general enquiries - if she cannot help, she will know someone who can.
Marketing and E-commerce Assistant
Laura studied at Bude Haven School in North Cornwall, before spending 13 years in the hospitality industry. She gained a GNVQ in Business Studies and worked for 2 years in sales as a Project Support Administrator.
She recently joined Water Powered Technologies to work in customer liaison and co-ordinate their social media marketing.
Since his apprenticeship with General Motors began in 1969, Brian now has 45 years experience in Mechanical Engineering Design and is highly proficient in Solidworks 3D CAD and Luxology Modo 3D modelling, animating and rendering software. Brian also looks after the company IT
Tidal Power Consultant
Following a long varied career as an engineer in the RAF, Joseph was able to turn his engineering abilities to designing rubber based structural solutions and also developed a novel machine to remove beading from tyres allowing the economic recycling of car and commercial vehicle tyres for use within his and other products. His knowledge of aerodynamics and structures led to the Jetstream lagoon concept which WPT are developing to maximise the efficiency and longevity potential of this exciting new tidal power technology.
Simon trained in construction at Bott, running the spot welding bay. He has also experienced in mechanical engineering, mainly air conditioning and pipe fitting. His varied experience has also included carpentry, electrical work and general building. He is now putting his extensive experience to work with Papa Pumps.
After qualifying with a degree in Graphic Design, Graham worked for a large independent retailer as Advertising Manager, involved in the production of all design for print, POS, plus radio
and television commercials. Since 1999 he as run is own design and print business.
Heather started her career in the nuclear industry which led to specialisation of safety and risk management in Europe and Australia. She developed these skills and has advised extensively within the aviation and nuclear sectors. She currently lives with her husband and family in Australia, is a keen enthusiast and advocate for renewable energy and is an energy coach. Heather is also the WPT distributor for Australasia where her knowledge of energy and engineering are well placed in advising individuals and corporations alike.
International Strategic Consultant
Having considerable interest in progressive low-carbon solutions, and in particular in smart technology offering step-change to traditional and outdated methods, he has gained considerable international corporate and entrepreneurial experience. His post-graduate research has been published by the ACCA. He has an LL.M and MBA from Portsmouth Business School, and an M.Res from Birkbeck, University of London.
In more than 35 years as a patent consultant, Stephen has helped businesses to grow and prosper by protecting their inventions, brand names and product designs. With a degree in physiology, Stephen is a Chartered UK and European Patent Attorney and has a broad practical experience in engineering, computing and electronics.
Design and Innovation Adviser
Huw has many years experience heading design and technology projects with companies such as Philips and Hewlett Packard, where he managed teams in the UK, North America, Spain and Japan. He recently worked with the US Government ‘Design Programme’ where he advises technology and engineering businesses. Huw is a visiting professor at the University of West of England and fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce as well as a member of the Royal Photographic Society. He is passionate about innovation and design and is committed to the development of sustainable technologies.
Ian has expertise in mechanical engineering and extensive knowledge of the UK water industry and standards. He has been involved in the manufacture and export of water industry products from Asia for 25 years and resides in Hong Kong and China. His fluent understanding of the Chinese language and range of manufacturing industries assists in developing and supporting our valued Asian relationships.