Tom Denniss B.Math, B.Sc (Honours Class 1), PhD

Co-Founder and Executive Chair

Tom has a PhD in Mathematics and Oceanography. Tom invented the technology of WSE. He has served as the Australian government’s representative on the International Energy Agency’s Ocean Energy Systems Executive Committee, as well as on the Global Roundtable on Climate Change, an initiative of the Special Adviser to the Secretary General of the United Nations. Tom was the first person to be inducted into the International Ocean Energy Hall of Fame in 2007, and has served on the Australian Government’s Advisory Board for the Clean Energy Innovation Centre and the CSIRO Advisory Committee for the Australian Wave Energy Atlas Project. As Chair of WSE, Tom’s board responsibilities include technology and strategy.

John Brown, B.Bus (Econometrics)

Co-Founder, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
John has more than 25 years’ experience in investment banking and financial services. He has worked for leading global investment banks in New York, London, Singapore, Sydney and Melbourne. John’s career includes foreign exchange trading and corporate advisory. John worked closely with Tom Denniss during the 1990s in the Treasury and Commodities division of Macquarie Bank building trading models and taking them to market. John has had a strong interest in the renewable energy sector for the past 20 years. As a director and CEO of WSE, John’s board responsibilities include the company’s day-to-day operational matters and strategy.

Scott Hunter B.Eng (Nav. Arch.)

Executive Director and Chief Technology Officer

Scott is the Chief Technology Officer of WSE. He has a Bachelor of Engineering in Naval Architecture from the University of New South Wales, and has been involved in the development of marine renewable technologies in Australia and the USA for more than 18 years. Since joining WSE, Scott has been heavily involved in developing and validating the core intellectual property of WSE. As a director of WSE, Scott’s board responsibilities include overseeing and evaluating the company’s design and technology operations.

Tom Wilson B.Eng (Civil)

Chief Development Officer
Tom has been working in the renewable energy sector for three years, with a vested interest in wind, wave and biogas technologies. Tom has a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Technology, Sydney and is a member of the Institution of Engineers, Australia. He spent his initial years in the building and construction industry as a managing director of engineering companies in Australia, UAE, and UK providing specialist engineering services on government, commercial and private projects. Involvement in various civil and marine projects saw him transition to become an owner operator of a dredging company and subsea cable burial company. More recently he has focused as a marine construction engineer on bridge and jetty construction for major civil, oil and gas infrastructure projects.

Alice Sucha AssocDeg (Electronics), AssocDegElec (Electrical)

Control Systems Engineer
Alice has a passion for learning and has studied various engineering disciplines since she was a teenager including IT, Cybernetics and Robotics. She received an award for the Best Robot Design by the Czech Technical University in Prague. Since immigrating to Australia, Alice has earned two Associate Degrees in Electronics and Electrical Engineering graduating as the most outstanding student in 2019.  Soon after joining WSE, she has been named as a finalist for the TAFE SA Honour Award. Over the last 4 years she has been involved in a range of diverse power generation projects where her main focus is on integration of the system from an instrument, control system and IT/OT standpoint. Alice has also operated in a supporting role for electrical engineering, compliance and documentation.