Our Team

Seaweed Generation's mission is to mitigate and remove carbon emissions using seaweed. We believe that the wonders of seaweed can be coupled with technology for ocean rehabilitation of biodiversity, removal of pollution, and deacidification, that will also create a fantastic base biomass for food, animal feed, fertiliser, plastics, fuel, carbon removal, and much much more.

Our focus is on creating technology and infrastructure that can make this a reality. At heart, we are inventors, who believe that automation, robotics, data and a little imagination can hold the key to a scalable and sustainable future for seaweed aquaculture and for the planet.

For general questions or information about Seaweed Generation, please get in touch with us via email at enquiries@seaweedgeneration.com.

Patricia (Paddy) Estridge, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Patricia (Paddy) Estridge

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer

An infinitely curious software engineer, CEO Paddy has previously worked at Google, in international logistics and community management, and Betterment (the original robo advisor) as Lead Mobile Engineer. Her specialties include building teams, bringing people together, delivering complex projects and making the massive manageable.

Mike Allen, PhD, Co-Founder, Chief Science Officer

Mike Allen, PhD

Co-Founder, Chief Science Officer

Mike is a marine biotechnologist with two decades of research experience working with and valorising algae. The author of > 100 research articles, Mike has published cutting edge research on topics including bioremediation, water sanitation, high throughput liquid processing, novel technology development and biorefineries.

Duncan Smallman, PhD, Co-Founder, Chief of Marine Innovation

Duncan Smallman, PhD

Co-Founder, Chief of Marine Innovation

Born in Japan, Duncan has lived a life on seaweed. This sea-obsessed marine biologist finally realised that seaweed was the answer for life. Since 2013 Duncan has been working in the aquaculture and seaweed industry. He brings 10 years of seaweed experience in novel cultivation methods, education, coastal community projects, product development, and much more. If it's something to do with seaweed, Duncan will try it.

Paul Gray, Head of Marine Engineering

Paul Gray

Head of Marine Engineering

With an engineering mind and a love of challenging the status quo, Paul is an innovation engineer with 15 years of experience in developing new technology in defence, nuclear and marine applications. Always willing to push technology to its limits, he has a history of delivering high quality technically challenging projects.

Dan Schaub, Head of Software Engineering

Dan Schaub

Head of Software Engineering

Dan has been a part of the New York startup scene for over 12 years, leading teams in the e-commerce, finance, and healthcare industries. With a background spanning cloud infrastructure, security, software reliability, and user interfaces, he's looking forward to taking on the climate crisis from many angles.