The Board

“An experienced management team who have a track record of delivering technology of global significance”

Jeremy Smith (Managing Director)

  • Founded QED Naval in 2008 to utilise R&D technology and methods developed within the defense sector and make a impact on marine energy and drive towards a sustainable economy
  • Previously the Structures Delegated Design Authority on the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carrier project
  • Over 10 years experience in naval research working for QinetiQ, DERA and DRA.
  • Project Technical Leader for world’s largest composite propeller project (fully demonstrated)

Peter Syme (Chairman)

  • Over 40 year experience with both American and UK companies.
  • Managing Director of Weir Pumps
  • Chairman of Strachan & Henshaw
  • Set up a JV with SSE to develop tidal turbine business

David Glen (Financial Controller)

  • Associate Director at DC Consulting (Scotland) Limited
  • Provide clients with a wide range of corporate finance support
  • Focus on raising funds through debt, equity and grants
  • His role is business planning advice and financial modelling

Angus Hay (Investment Director)

  • Director at Kelvin Capital & DC Consulting Limited
  • A founding director of DC Consulting, heading up the corporate finance division.
  • Has strong knowledge and significant experience of the private equity investment market, Scottish Co-Investment partners and the independent venture capitalists network.
  • Raised over £170 million investment for clients across a broad spectrum of sectors.

Andrew Smith (Investment Consultant)

  • M.D. Deja Blue Consulting
  • Assists companies  structure their businesses/projects in the renewables, clean tech sectors.
  • Enhances the prospects of obtaining debt & equity funding
  • Acts to introduce investment and debt into companies/projects

Simon Comer (Board Observer)

  • Investment Manager – Scottish Investment Bank (SIB)
  • Responsible for managing a portfolio of investee companies
  • Ongoing monitoring, follow-on investments and exits
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