Trustees, Selection Panel & Mentors

Solar PV for a community centre, Belize [photo – Glynn Morris]

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 - friend and business partner in Restio Energy

The DBREV Selection panel is currently:

  • Robert Aitken - Restio Energy,
  • Wikus Kruger - Graduate School of Business, UCT,
  • Karin Kritzinger -Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies, Stellenbosch,
  • Chris Purcell - Energy & Development Group,
  • Hélène van der Merwe - representing the Banks Family.


  • Robert Aitken - Restio Energy
  • Chris Purcell - Energy & Development Group
  • Glynn Morris - GFA Consulting Group GmbH, Belize
  • Wikus Kruger - Graduate School of Business, UCT
  • Jason Schäffler - Nano Energy
  • Axel Scholle - Sustainable Power Solutions
  • Prof Jan Glazewski - Environmental lawyer, UCT Law faculty
  • Prof Michael Banks - Hatfield Marine Science Center, Oregon State University

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.