Deuparth gwaith yw ei ddechrau
Starting the work is two-thirds of it.

Who We Are

I D R I S is a Welsh Resilience Impact Organisation

driving innovation, developing 'net zero' infrastructure, de-carbonising our economy   and enabling circular manufacturing - renewing our economy in an

environmentally integrated and sustainable way.

The economic impact on a post Covid-19 Wales has yet to be fully felt.

Unfortunately, this impact could see a substantial downturn in the Welsh economy and a rise in unemployment.


I D R I S brings to Wales a collective vision of delivering environmentally friendly projects married to high quality viable long-term employment for local people.

I D R I S was inspired by the poetry and writings of the Poet Idris Davies

*The advisory board give their time and expertise on a non paid voluntary basis.



Management & Advisory Team

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Brian Hughes


A highly motivated and proven Innovator & Entrepreneur.


Creating new approaches to Climate Change challenges.

Educationalist, Former

Head of Design UWE Bristol.

Global Patent Holder.

Founder of:

Digital Glass ®

Digital Daylight ®

H2ydroGreen ™

Developer of:

Digital Farming



Creator of:

HydroPort ®

HydroChamber and DockPower Systems™


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Steve Morgan


Twenty Five years business experience in the UK, EU and USA.  Created ground breaking strategic communications and marketing programmes for a wide range of multinational companies, charities and political organisations. 

An expert in strategic crisis management and media communications.

Consultant to global corporations: Bechtel, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, The Body Shop, Boston Scientific, Abbot Laboratories, Zimmer Biomet, AON and TAE Life Sciences.

Managed foreign media programmes for US Democrats presidential election since 2000.

Taught marketing and PR in Russia, Uzbekistan, Romania, Kazakhstan and Slovakia.


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David Baxter


Sustainable PPP and Development Consultant, Steering Committee Member of the World Assoc. of PPP Units & Professionals.


Consultant to governments, development agencies and institutions: The World Bank, UNECE in Geneva, USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, Inter American Development Bank, The Islamic Development Bank, and the Dutch Government 

Ethical governance, procurement, PPP policy and practice, concession planning, and sustainable and resilient development planning.

Former head of the Institute for Public-Private Partnerships (IP3)

Senior Vice-President to the International Sustainable Resilience Center (ISRC).

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Thorsten Stoesser


Chair in Emerging Technologies UCL London (formerly Professor Hydro-environmental Engineering at Cardiff University) 

Professor Stoesser heads Fluid Mechanics Research  at UCL and leads on the production of large scale Green Hydrogen from Marine Renewable Energy for commercial realisation.


Thorsten has twice received the American Society of

Civil Engineers (ASCE) Karl Emil Hilgard Hydraulic Prize (2012/2016). In 2015 he won the International Association of Hydro-environmental Research (IAHR) Harold Shoemaker Award.

In 2016 he won the Institution of Civil Engineers’ (ICE) George Stephenson medal.

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Michael Bech


Global Aquaculture expert with 30 years of combined research and field experience of Recirculation Aquaculture Systems (RAS).

The overall success of any land based fish farm depends on optimal choices in the planning phase.  Identifying the best strategy in relation to geographical location, availability of land, intake water quality, environmental permissions, local market analysis and available budget.


Evaluation strategies to improve feasibility such as choice of equipment, selection of suppliers, size of facility, choice of species, production logistics and evaluation of risks.

My continuous aim is to enhance new developments in aquaculture and develop a comprehensive base of knowledge

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Tracey Burke


Principle manager and   

co-founder of Cancer Aid, 

a specialist cancer service based in Merthyr Tydfil. 

In 2006 she led a major fundraising programme to build a new state of the art cancer centre at the top of the Merthyr Valley.

With backing from the Welsh Government and financial support from organisations and individuals across South Wales, over £350,000 was raised.

Opened in 2007, under her leadership, over £2million has been raised to support patients touched by cancer.


In 2012 the Centre received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services. 

Tracey is a key advocate and boundless campaigner for improved cancer support services in Wales 

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Chanel Stevens


Chanel Stevens is a successful businessman based in Bristol.


He is an unrelenting advocate of generating green energy from the tidal power of the Severn Estuary.


Chair of the Severn Barrage Association, SeBas, since 2006. 

Chanel is a former Councillor and Deputy Leader of the South West Regional Assembly.


He has served on the National Executive Committee of the Co-op.


Having served on the Executive Committee of the environmental group SERA, he remains an active member of the organisation.

Born and raised in Swansea, Chanel recognises how the natural power of the Severn Estuary could be used to benefit both South Wales and SW England.

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What We Do

Our project portfolio includes long and short-term developments designed to 

regenerate regional economies in Wales.

I D R I S works with progressive investment and global impact solution groups

supporting BCorp Certification and WEALL Economy initiatives to deliver

sustainable employment, circular economy development,

social benefits and beneficial environmental impact.

IDRIS Sustainable Development is guided by

The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act

 and the 17 UN Sustainability Goals

“The process of improving the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales

by taking action, in accordance with the sustainable development principle, aimed at achieving the

well-being goals.” 


I D R I S has the vision, values, experience and connectivity to help deliver a

better future for the people of Wales through major sustainable infrastructure and

circular manufacturing projects.

We are exploring a wide range of projects across all of Wales. 

To date, we have secured funding commitments of over £100 million for two major

regeneration initiatives in South Wales. 

If you have a sustainable regeneration project that could make a real difference to future

generations, we want to hear from you.

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Realising the Future

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Thank you for contacting I D R I S

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Registered Office Address: 

6 Churchill Way Cardiff CF10 2DX

Company Number 12647600