IES Seminar Series - Mary Wilcox & New Starts


Alrick Building, Classroom 10


Friday, October 7, 2016 - 13:00 to 14:00

Opening Presentations: New Starts, Introductory Presentations

Philip Mavhura

  • Supervisor – Dr Quan Li
  • Area of Study: Superconducting Wireless Charging of Electric Vehicles

Vlad Aparece-Scutariu

  • Supervisors: Dr Donghuk Shin, Dr Ton van den Bremer
  • Area of Study: Numerical and Theoretical Investigation of Turbulent Unsteady Jets and Plumes

Mary Wilcox, Principal Energy Consultant at Practical Action

Sustainable Energy Access for All: Putting Poor People at the Heart of Energy Planning and Provision



Mary leads Practical Action Consulting’s energy team in developing and delivering consultancy to support energy access in developing countries. Mary has more than 30 years’ experience in leading teams to deliver projects and manage energy businesses. She has degrees in engineering and development studies and has worked in the commercial and NGO sectors in UK, Asia and Africa. Prior to her current role, her responsibilities have included development of a rural mini-grid project in Tanzania; managing a UK power generation business; establishing an energy business in China; managing a 320MW windfarm project in UK; and leading teams assessing UK and international energy investments for two of the largest UK electricity companies.


  • Bringing businesses from start-up to established operation
  • Energy project development and management
  • Establishing management and governance systems
  • Team leadership and motivation
  • Business Strategy development and implementation

Further Information

Mary Wilcox
Mary Wilcox
Principal Energy Consultant at Practical Action
Principal Energy Consultant at Practical Action
IES Seminar Series - Supported by EngGradSoc
IES Seminar Series - Supported by EngGradSoc

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