RECORD centre manager
Dr Surridge-Talbot was born in New Zealand and educated in South Africa. Coming from a background of research and entrepreneurship, Dr Surridge-Talbot has worked extensively in the energy sector since 2003. From November 2011 to present, Dr Surridge-Talbot was engaged as Centre Manager for the Renewable Energy Centre of Research and Development (RECORD) at the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI). This centre is mandated, through the government act (National Energy Act 2008, no. 34) that established SANEDI, to coordinate renewable energy research and development in South Africa. This centre focusses on developing collaboration and co-ordination across the renewable energy sector, and promoting knowledge sharing and skills development to service the growing South African renewable energy community.