Secretary General, International Windship Association
Gavin Allwright has been the Secretary of the International Windship Association (IWSA) since it was established in 2014. This grouping of maritime wind propulsion companies and projects supported by academia, NGOs and seafarers is working to promote and facilitate the uptake of wind propulsion solutions in commercial shipping. Alongside his work as association secretary, he also leads the policy and finance work streams, requiring regular attendance at IMO, OECD and EU meetings. Gavin holds a Masters degree in Sustainable Development, specialising in small-scale sustainable shipping and logistics in developing countries. He has contributed to numerous studies and projects on alternative propulsion solutions and helped coordinate and contributed extensively to the UN-affiliated IRENA technical brief – Renewable Energy Options in Shipping.