Prof. David Williams CEng. FIMechE, Director
David has been involved in the hydropower sector for 42 years. He trained as a mechanical engineer, and worked for Gilkes from Student Apprentice to Manager of the Hydropower Department. He later moved into export promotion setting up and managing a regional office for South Asia and Southeast Asia, based in Malaysia.
From 2000 he was seconded to UKTI (UK Government trade support department) as Hydropower Export Promoter. He then moved to the British Hydropower Association as its Chief Executive until the end of 2014.
David is engaged as a Visiting Professor at the University of Edinburgh where he runs an annual ten-week inter-disciplinary group course on the design of a hydro scheme as part of the MEng degree programme. He also delivers the hydropower component of the Sustainable Energy MSc course.