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Trustees, Selection Panel & Mentors

This initiative is set on finding undergraduate students, in engineering, scientific or technical backgrounds to carry forward Doug's passion and vision.

The DBREV Trustees are currently:

  • Dave Gale - friend and fellow engineer
  • Donella Young - sister and conservationist
  • Glynn Morris - friend and renewable energy professional
  • Hélène van der Merwe - wife and architect
  • Prof Jan Glazewski, - friend and environmental lawyer
  • Chris Purcell - friend and renewable energy professional
  • Robert Aitken - Restio Energy

The DBREV Selection panel is currently:

  • Hélène van der Merwe - wife and architect,
  • Robert Aitken - friend and business partner,
  • Axel Scholle - friend and renewable energy professional,
  • Prof Wikus van Niekerk - Director of CRSES at Stellenbosch University


  • Glynn Morris - Director of Agama Energy
  • Prof Jan Glazewski - Environmental lawyer, UCT Law faculty
  • Dr Wendy Annecke - GVEP International
  • Andrew Janisch - Sustainable Energy Africa
  • Prof Michael Banks - Director, Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies, Oregon State University
  • Axel Scholle - EmCon
  • Chris Purcell - Energy & Development Group
  • Alix Clark
  • Robert Aitken - Restio Energy
  • Wikus Kruger - Restio Energy
  • Jason Schäffler - Nano Energy
  • Dr Grant Ballard-Tremeer - Director Eco Ltd, UK

Become a Mentor

If you would like to join the DBREV mentorship network and do your bit in developing bright young minds into tomorrow's leaders in Renewables, please fill in the form below.