About Us

Board of Directors

Dr Kenneth Burnett – MA, MBA, MInstM, PhD – Chairman – expertise in strategic management and global product marketing and distribution. Most recently on the global board of a UK Top 20 listed company and consultant to various leading consumer brand companies.
Douglas Hunt – BEc/LLB, ACA FCIS – Managing Director – expertise in investment banking, corporate finance, legal & accounting as well as project management. Formerly a chartered accountant at KPMG and a division director at Macquarie Group.
Robert Lees – B Bus (Acct) UTS ACA ACIS – Director and Company Secretary – highly experienced secretary with experience in corporate governance procedures and share registry requirements. Currently a consultant secretary to a number of listed clients.

Kit Tham – CA, MBA, B.Acc (Hons), ACC (ICF) – Alternate Director & CoSec MAKO Energy – Kit is a qualified accountant and company secretary who works closely with the Chairman.

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Pallaniappan Ravindran (Ravin) – B.Eng (Mech) – Regional Director, South East Asia –  Ravin has extensive experience in the marine sector and before joining MAKO Energy in 2018, he headed up a tidal energy research project for a consortium of Japanese companies led by ClassNK.

Sho Minagawa – B.Sc, MBA – Regional Director, Japan and Micronesia – Sho was formerly president of an internationally renowned consumer products company in Japan. Sho has an MBA from Booth School of Business, University of Chicago and a long career in marketing and general management.

Luke Murray – B.Eng (Elec) – Head of Engineering – Luke was previously the Design Director at Atlantis Resource, a first generation tidal turbine company focusing on utility-scale devices. He has had been integral in the development of 8 turbines ranging across the complete power scale spectrum. Luke is responsible for the turbine design, fabrication and integration with electrical systems.

Jarrod Sinclair – B.Eng (Aero) – Director, Technology – Jarrod has extensive experience in High Performance Computing and Computational Fluid Dynamics in the automotive and aerospace industries, and was part of the team that designed the unique aspects of the MAKO turbine. Jarrod leads the integration of the hardware, software and data platforms comprising the MAKO system.


Douglas Hunt

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Ravindran Pallaniappan

+65 98169114



Sho Minagawa