The Team

Name: Ben Rhodes
Role: Chief Executive
Description: Ben has a strong academic background in marine science and technology, with a BSc (Hons) in Marine Biology and an MSc in Applied Marine Science. Having begun his career at the National Marine Aquarium working as an Aquarist and Diver, Ben has since spent a significant amount of time working in the USA as a founding member of Alicia Submarines LLC, before returning the UK in 2008. Ben’s career...
Name: Karen Woodward
Role: Head of Operations
Description: Karen has an academic background in Food Science and Technology having achieved her BSc (Hons) at Leeds University in 1990. After this Karen went into the food manufacturing industry with United Biscuits (KP Foods) undertaking several production management roles and specialist projects, including helping to set up a new Hula Hoops factory in Ashby de la Zouch. Karen is passionate about people...
Name: Chloé Parker
Role: Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Description: Chloé joined DCBC in June 2016, and is responsible for the Marketing and Communications of DCBC, as well as helping with preparing and delivering DCBC Events. She originates from Launceston in Cornwall and studied at Plymouth University for three years, where she graduated in BSc. (Hons) Events Management in 2016. Chloé’s past surrounds hospitality, events and customer service, in which she has 5...
Name: Randolph Gratton
Role: Head of Campaigns and Partnerships
Description: Randolph is a Sales and Alliance Director, with 9 years of experience with IBM, 15 years with Hewlett-Packard and 6 years running his own business.  After obtaining his degree in Computer Science and Mathematics, Randolph initially trained in systems engineering and then in sales with IBM, following a classic IBM sales and account management career, which culminated in managing the up-stream oil...

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