Our Team

Ocean Exchange Team

Mairead Helmes

Senior Consultant, Amane Advisors

Mairead is a Senior Consultant with Amane Advisors, a global management consultancy and advisory firm focused on the water industry.

She works out of the US office in Philadelphia and has been with the firm for two years. In her tenure with Amane, she has consulted on over 20 projects across the water sector in various segments, ranging from municipal and industrial water treatment to residential and commercial. Her project experience includes evaluating the attractiveness of a company, industry, or technology for a financial investor or corporation and helping start-ups and established entities strategically plan for their future.

Prior experience includes working with the Global Water Alliance, the Water Center at Penn and engaging in projects related to ocean issues such as eutrophication. She holds an MS in Environmental Policy from the University of Pennsylvania.

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“Ocean Exchange has a platform to enable people with information that they need to know about the ocean and then to showcase new technologies that are on the forefront of really helping the ocean and the planet.”

“The quality of the content and the people who are involved with Ocean Exchange is all high end.”

“Besides funding, Ocean Exchange provides access to a wide area network of incredibly talented people in organizations that really do just want to help people.”

“Ocean Exchange is really about helping the little guys grow and in so doing, helping the big guys be better ocean citizens.”

“Ocean Exchange seems to be much more focused on bringing to light under-capitalized, wonderful new technology ideas. And it’s all about two-way access to this new technology and to the people who can help with the experience to grow that technology.”

“Ocean Exchange is a force multiplier to enable sustainable innovation.”

“Ocean Exchange is a global, novel innovation forum that has a greater ability to attract a broader range of impactful stakeholders than any other event that’s out there.”

“Unquestionably, one of Ocean Exchange’s primary strengths is how it brings together people from different paths. That makes its event a delegator experience as well as experience for an innovator or awards nominee.”

“Ocean Exchange is entirely different from any of the other organizations that I’m involved in. It is about sustainable innovation. I think it’s also very different in the extremely broad range of stakeholders that it involves.”

“There’s nothing better than going to an event or engaging with people so you walk away and say, ‘Wow!’”