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Rob Saunders, Head of Energy

Rob Saunders

Rob Saunders is the Deputy Challenge Director for the Prospering from the Energy Revolution programme in the Industrial Strategy.

Previously, he was the head of the energy programme at Innovate UK, having started his work there in the offshore renewables area. Prior to this he worked at Imperial College on UK Energy Research Centre projects, including leading the analysis of global biomass energy potential.

Rob read Engineering Tripos at Cambridge University, specialising in mechanical engineering design and materials.

From there he went into manufacturing process innovation in the food and packaging industries, where he held a number of innovation management roles.

Rob retrained in energy, graduating from the Imperial College London MSc programme in Environmental Technology & Energy Policy in 2010.