Biography: Sian provides business development support to a range of companies in the renewable energy sector. She sits on the board and is retained as a strategic advisor to a number of high-tech start-ups in offshore wind and marine renewables. Previous roles include serving as CEO of Ocean Energy Europe, the trade body for ocean renewables in Europe; and as Head of Commercial Development and General Manager at a marine energy start-up. She has set up, and been appointed to, several UK government and EC project advisory boards dedicated to accelerating the development of marine renewables over the years. In 2014 she received the UK Society for Underwater Technology’s annual award for outstanding individual contribution to the marine energy sector. Before moving to the private sector, Sian worked for the UK Department of International Development, the UN’s Centre for International Forest Research and the UK Financial Services Authority. She has a Ph.D. from Edinburgh University in Public Policy and Sustainable Economic Development.