Rob Saunders is Head of Energy at the UK’s Innovation Agency, Technology Strategy Board. He has led the energy programme since January 2013 having also run the offshore renewables activities including the development of business-led innovation programmes across wind, wave & tidal energy.
Rob is a Cambridge University Engineering graduate who went on to use his specialisation in mechanical engineering design and materials in innovation in the food and packaging industries. Rob led multi-million dollar new product and process launches for companies such as Crown Pepsico Foods and Crown Packaging.
Rob retrained in energy, graduating from the Imperial College London Masters programme in Environmental Technology & Energy Policy in 2010 and subsequently undertook research there on government-funded projects including leading the analysis of global biomass energy.