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Ivar Rush - Director, Glasgow


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Ivar graduated in Engineering from Cambridge University in 1996 and worked for Ove Arup for 5 years before joining the wind industry. Ivar ran the UK wind resource analysis team at Garrad Hassan, giving him in-depth knowledge of the UK wind industry across financial, development and utility sectors. Ivar joined Airtricity in 2008 where he managed their sector-leading short term energy forecasting operation and wind resource analysis for their offshore UK Round 3 bids.


Matthew Colls - Director, Bristol


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Matthew graduated in Engineering from Cambridge in 2001. Working at Garrad Hassan until 2006, he ran the India and Ireland analysis teams. After moving to Airtricity at the start of 2007, he managed the central resource assessment team including acquisitions analysis and monitoring campaigns across new markets.


Andrew Hay - Group Leader, Bristol

Andrew graduated in Aerospace Engineering and German from the University of Bath in 2001 and worked for EADS in Germany until 2005.  He joined Prevailing after working at GL Garrad Hassan for 6 years, where most recently he was the office manager for their Irish office and a senior team leader in the energy and development services team.


Neil Atkinson - Manager, Continental Europe

Neil graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the Universisty of Bristol in 2002.  He started working in the wind industry in 2005, after an initial spell in the gas turbine and aerospace industries.  Following a period of 3 years working at GL Garrad Hassan, Neil joined Veolia Environnement (Eolfi) in France where he led the wind resource assessment team and more recently, he worked as Wind Assessment Manager at E.ON Climate & Renewables in Germany.  Neil joined Prevailing in 2013.


Alex Head - President, North America

Alex graduated in Physics from Imperial College London in 2002 and started working in the wind industry in 2004 after completing a Masters in Engineering for Sustainable Development from Cambridge University.  After a brief spell at BWEA he joined Garrad Hassan in the UK in 2005.  In 2007 Alex moved to Garrad Hassan America where most recently he was senior team leader managing pre-construction wind resource assessments and operational portfolio analyses.  Alex joined Prevailing in 2014.


Joel Manning - Head of Research, Bristol

After graduating in Physics at University of Bristol, Joel spent 8 years within the energy and development services department at Garrad Hassan and Partners. During this time he completed an Engineering Doctorate considering prediction of wind flow in complex terrain. He was also key to developing, and later managing, both CFD wind flow modelling and meso-scale wind mapping services. Joel joined Prevailing in 2012.


Stuart Baylis - Senior Analyst, Bristol

Stuart joined Prevailing in 2009 after completing a masters in aerospace engineering, including a sandwich year at Garrad Hassan and Partners (now GL-Garrad Hassan).


Bridget Brown - Senior Analyst, Bristol

Bridget joined Prevailing in 2010 after completing a masters in Energy Policy and Sustainability.  Previously she worked for Garrad Hassan and Partners (now GL-Garrad Hassan) for three years and has a masters in Mechanical Engineering.


Emma Noirault - Senior Analyst, Bristol

Emma joined Prevailing in 2010 from the REpower France site assessment team, after completion of her EUREC masters in Greece and Germany.


Ben Skelton - Analyst, Bristol

Ben joined the Bristol team in 2011 following completion of a Masters in Geomatics at UCL.  He also brings legal skills having practiced in corporate law at Shoosmiths solicitors.


Rosina Norton - Analyst, Bristol

Rosina completed a Masters in Physics from the University of Bristol in June 2013 and joined Prevailing in the following September.  During her degree, Rosina studied for one year at Phelma, Grenoble INP in France.  She is also invloved in a technology charity, Lightyear Foundation, working with solar power in Ghana.


Przemek Marek - Analyst, Glasgow

Przemek graduated in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Glasgow in 2007.  He joined Prevailing after working with small wind turbine manufacturers, Proven Energy and Gaia-Wind.


Mikel Bastarrika - Analyst, Glasgow

Mikel graduated in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Glasgow in 2011.  He worked for a year in the renewable applications department of the Met Office before joining Prevailing in 2012.


Alistair Blincow - Analyst, Glasgow

Alistair completed a Masters in Mechanical Engineering with Renewable Energy from the University of Edinburgh in 2012.  He worked with a community development charity in the Philippines before joining Prevailing in 2013.




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