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Business briefings on the Innovation Stage

Hear from three industry experts as they talk through their areas of expertise in the marine and financial industries. Briefings run every day of SeaworkConnect - see the full programme and add to your schedule here

Rob Stevens CBE
Renewable Energy Briefing; Making Tidal Energy work

Rob Stevens is the Chairman of ‘Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre’, a project to generate 30MW of Tidal Stream Energy in 2025, off Ventnor, in the Isle of Wight.   

He has a wide understanding of the Solent and Marine Industries having been CEO of trade association British Marine (2006-2012) and the Southampton and London boat shows.   He also chaired the Government study, ‘Transforming Solent’ (2013/2014) for Sir Michael Fallon at BEIS - to improve the growth of the Marine and Maritime industries in the Solent.   

His wide understanding of the underwater environment comes from a career in the Royal Navy that saw him specialising in submarines and navigation, becoming the Head of the British Submarine Service (1998 -2002) as a Rear Admiral.

He is currently a director of his own consultancy company ‘Stevens Marine Ltd’, an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southampton and a trustee to the 1851 Trust, the ‘America’s Cup’ team charity to encourage young people, particularly girls, into science. 

Bronwyn Curtis OBE
Financial Briefing; effects of the Pandemic, inflation, crypto currency and more
Bronwyn is an economist whose career spans both the financial markets and the media. She is on the Board of the UK Office of Budget Responsibility and her other roles include chair of JPMorgan Asia Growth and Income plc, a non-executive director of Pershing Square Holdings plc, BH Macro plc and the Scottish American Investment Trust plc. 
Her executive roles included Head of Global Research at HSBC Bank plc, Managing Editor and Head of European Broadcast at Bloomberg LP, Chief Economist of Nomura International, and Global Head of Foreign Exchange and Fixed Income Strategy at Deutsche Bank. 
Bronwyn has also worked as a consultant for the World Bank and UNCTAD. 
Her other current appointments include trustee of the Centre for Economic and Policy Research, the Australian-UK Chamber of Commerce and The Times shadow MPC.

Hannah Cash
Legal Briefing; keeping your business in legal shape for a future sale
Hannah Cash is a Solicitor and the owner and founder of YachtingLawyers, a specialist niche law firm helping clients buy, sell, own & operate boats, moorings and marine businesses.
She is currently chair of British Marine South-West and has been a member of the Board of Directors of British Marine since 2012.
Hannah started her career in Shipping Law and then moved to the marine leisure industry, working in Gibraltar in the super-yacht industry. 
The idea for her business, YachtingLawyers was formed when living on a houseboat in Central London some twenty years ago.
She is a keen sailor, power-boater, Stand-Up Paddle boarder and surfing enthusiast.  Hannah has recently taken up open water sea swimming and is hoping to swim around the Isles of Scilly next year. 
Hannah is passionate about law and the marine industry.  
 
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