Worldwide, millions of people remain disadvantaged because of limited or zero access to cost-effective and reliable electricity. We can now provide communities with the energy security most of the world takes for granted.
MAKO Energy has a range of hydrokinetic turbines capable of operating in a variety of flow rates, making them deployable in the greatest range of locations around the world. Even at low flow rates, the MAKO is able to produce electricity cost-effectively.
Board of Directors
The strategic oversight of MAKO Energy is provided by the board of directors which comprises:
Dr Kenneth Burnett – MA, MBA, MInstM, PhD – non-executive 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 brands.
Douglas Hunt – BEc/LLB (Macq) ACA FCIS managing director – expertise in investment banking, corporate finance, legal & accounting as well as project management and team building. 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 (Alternate to Dr Burnett, Singapore): Kit is a qualified accountant and company secretary who works closely with non-executive chairman Dr Kenneth Burnett in MAKO's Singapore offices to manage fundraising and strategic issues across the Asian region.
The Sydney-based engineering team has been recruited to design and manufacture MAKO turbines in our modern factory premises in Alexandria, NSW. The team have focused on developing a complete tidal energy system comprising preliminary resource assessment, turbine solutions and performance monitoring.
In addition to experience in tidal energy turbine development, our engineering team also have diverse backgrounds, having previously worked for: General Motors Holden, United Space Alliance [US Space Shuttle program], Mercury Marine, Rud Aero [aircraft components], Virgin Racing F1 Team and VPac [high performance computing].
The MAKO management team have experience in accounting, legal, investment banking, government program administration and project management.
Pallaniappan (Ravin) Ravindran (Singapore, Office): Ravin is a qualified engineer with extensive experience in the marine sector and before joining the EET Group in 2018 headed up a tidal energy research project for a consortium of Japanese companies led by ClassNK. As Regional Director, Ravin manages the Singapore engineering and business development activities for South East Asia.
Sho Minagawa (Tokyo, Japan Office): Sho is a senior executive, formerly president of an internationally renowned consumer products company in Japan. With an MBA from Booth School of Business, University of Chicago and a long career in marketing and general management, Sho heads up our business development in Japan.