Our Team

Simon Marshall

Simon has taken this project from its inception through to the delivery of a world-class HVDC centre.

He managed the delivery of the Multi-terminal Test Environment (MTTE) project to create The National HVDC Centre. Having previously overseen Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks’ NIA innovation portfolio, Simon developed the NIC bid for the MTTE project and, following the success of the bid, is now the HVDC Centre Manager.

Colin Cameron

Colin was responsible for the delivery of IT infrastructure of The National HVDC Centre and is now the Centre ICT Engineer. Prior to working on The National HVDC Centre, Colin worked for SSE IT for 5 years where he had responsibility looking after SSE’s Renewables Centre of Excellence in Glasgow.

Colin enjoyed the technical challenge of designing the IT architecture of The National HVDC Centre ensuring that it can meet the current and future requirements of the Centre.

Oluwole Daniel Adeuyi

Daniel has recently joined the HVDC Centre having completed a PhD from Cardiff University. Daniel is a chartered engineer with the UK Engineering Council, with over seven years’ experience in modelling, control and real-time demonstration of electricity networks, gained from working on major research and innovation projects.

Ian Cowan

Ian has long had an interest in Transmission systems and is excited to be at the forefront of one of the latest developments in that field.

Ian has an MEng in Electronic and Electrical Engineering (with a focus on power systems). He has joined the National HVDC Centre as a Simulation Engineer from Mott MacDonald where he worked in the Power Systems Analysis team carrying out a variety of offline simulations on multiple platforms.

Bharath Ponnalagan

Bharath has joined The National HVDC centre recently as a Simulation Engineer. He has an Electrical and Electronics Degree (B.Eng) and has worked in various HVDC projects with different manufacturers (ABB & GE) leading the scope of System Studies, Control and Protection areas.

Habibur Rahman

Habib has recently joined the Centre, as a Simulation Engineer, from the University of Strathclyde where he has just completed his PhD. His research interest is focused on Multi-terminal HVDC system concentrating on fault management, system topology and protection schemes.

Ruth Apps

Ruth is the Scottish Enterprise appointed Business Development Manager for the Centre.  Her role is to foster and expand the collaborative links of the Centre across both industry and academia, developing us into a renowned research facility for HVDC.

Prior to joining the Centre, Ruth worked in the Network Development team of Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks, primarily on the Sustainability Strategy for SHE Transmission. She holds an MSc from Imperial College London in Environmental Technology with a specialism in Energy Policy.