Dan Walker has joined the Ocean Infinity Board as a Non-Executive Director.
Dan is a strong addition to the Board having had a long standing career as a technology leader in the energy and natural resources industries, including as Vice President of Engineering at bp. In his current role as Deputy Group Chief Scientist at Rio Tinto, he is leading the company in leveraging science, technology and innovation to drive sustainable mineral sourcing. While at bp, Dan also established and led the emerging and disruptive technology unit and led the team that created the company’s net zero carbon ambition and strategy in 2020. Dan has spent his career in pursuit of tackling complex challenges and has a wealth of experience driving transformational change.
Dan’s appointment sees the Board of Directors grow to 4 members which includes Ross Hyett as Chairman of the Board, Ollie Plunkett and Peter Forhaug.
About the Ocean Infinity Board of Directors
Ross Hyett is a finance and investments professional and has been involved in Ocean Infinity since the beginning. His career has seen him involved in a variety of commercial interests including marine search and salvage. In addition to his financial services career, he also enjoyed a successful motor racing career having twice completed, both times on the podium, the 24 Heures du Mans at Le Mans.
Ollie Plunkett is Ocean Infinity’s CEO – a role in which he’s overseen the growth of the business from its inception to becoming a world-leading seabed data and technology business. Ollie is a trained Barrister who prior to joining Ocean Infinity had a career in financial services with a brief interlude, early in his working life, in the criminal law.
Peter Forhaug is a financial and strategic business development expert, with a professional background as a CFO and Investment Director for public companies. Peter was once CEO for one of Scandinavia’s largest Biogas producers. He currently supports several companies in the capacity as chairman or board member and once served as interim CEO for marine survey business MMT before its acquisition by Ocean Infinity.
Dan Walker, the latest addition to the board, has held senior leadership roles across the energy industry, including Vice president of engineering at bp. Outside of the energy industry, Dan has pursued post-doctoral research in fluid and structural dynamics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and held a lectureship in Engineering Science at the University of Oxford. Dan is a chartered mechanical engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.