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Mr Alex Whatley

FaBTest Operations Manager


Alex is Operations Manager for FaBTest, the Falmouth Bay Test Site - a post which was established using Regional Growth Fund monies and is substantially based at Falmouth Harbour Commissioners.

Alex is an experienced project manager and composite material specialist within marine construction and has a passion for working with businesses. He has a strong understanding of the marine sector and a wide ranging background, including small craft naval architecture, production management and the implementation of technology in composite manufacturing.  His marine technology understanding is underpinned by a lifetime of seagoing, including many years working as the commercial skipper of sailing yachts, power craft and passenger vessels.

In addition to his industry experience, Alex comes to the University of Exeter with a recent background of teaching, departmental management, knowledge transfer activity and business engagement within Further and Higher Education.