With over 35 years of management experience, Drew Blaxland has been one of the pioneers of marine renewable energy, specifically tidal since 2007. He has led a number of world firsts in this area, including in the UK and ground-breaking new projects in Asia in 2021. Passionate about the reduction in cost of energy in tidal, his team have delivered a number of key products and services innovations to continue that downward trend. Drew is from Sydney, Australia originally, and before getting into tidal he had spent a considerable portion of his professional career in the Balkans, where notably he headed up the civilian United Nations engineering support to peace-keeping forces in Bosnia. He has an honours degree in Civil Engineering and an MBA from Bond University awarded with High Distinction.