Gavin Allwright is the secretary of the newly formed International Windship Association (IWSA). Established in 2014, this grouping of maritime wind propulsion companies and projects supported by academia, NGO’s and seafarers aims to promote and facilitate the uptake of wind propulsion solutions in commercial shipping. He has also been working closely with the Oceania Centre for Sustainable Transport on the development of sustainable shipping in the South Pacific and gained extensive knowledge of the small vessel sector from his work as the Commercial Director for the Greenheart Project, a not-for-profit organisation he joined in 2005, designing a zero-emissions, sail/solar electric cargo vessel for least developed regions. Gavin holds a Masters degree in Sustainable Development, specialising in the development and impact of low carbon vessels in developing countries and has recently collaborated on a soon to be released IRENA technical brief – Renewable Energy in Shipping.