The Team

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Charlie Paton

FOUNDER & Director

Charlie studied at Central School of Art and Design in London. He began his career as a lighting designer and maker of special effects. His fascination with light and plant growth led to the Seawater Greenhouse concept. Charlie has since received numerous awards for his contributions to the fields of sustainability and design - including being recognized as a Royal Designer for Industry by the RSA. His unparalleled experience has made him a world expert in environmental control and design for horticultural applications. 
 

 

 

Chris Rothera

Design Engineer

Chris joined the team after winning the Royal Society of Arts award for his design of a water filtration kit for third world women. Charlie was one of the judges of the competition and introduced Chris to Seawater Greenhouse after his success. Using the skills he learned from his MEng in product design and manufacturing engineering from the University of Nottingham, Chris is designing and developing the next generation of Seawater Greenhouse solutions.

 

 

Karl Fletcher

Head of Business development

Karl holds a BS in Environmental Science with a minor in Economics from Cornell University and MSc in Finance from Cass Business School, graduating with distinction. His interests are on how best to blend sustainability practices into commercial enterprises. His previous roles in the area include Project Director for Cornell University Sustainable Design, and Corporate Sustainability for Quiksilver Inc.