Australian marine outfit Bombora Wave Power has appointed Richard Beresford as chairman with previous incumbent Tim Croot remaining on the board an independent non-executive director.

Beresford has held senior corporate roles at Woodside, CLP Power and BG and currently holds non-executive directorships at Liquified Natural Gas Limited and Eden Innovations.

Bombora co-founders Shawn Ryan and Glen Ryan have meanwhile retired from the board.

Chief executive Sam Leighton said: “Glen and Shawn Ryan are to be congratulated for their incredible persistence and hard work to bring the mWave to reality and we wish them well in their future endeavours.

“The appointment of Richard as chairman expands the board’s skillset with specific renewable energy financial and technical experience, which will be highly beneficial for the commercialisation process of mWave.”

Image: mWave prototype (Bombora Wave Power)