Dr. Mark Leybourne

The World Bank
Co-Lead, Offshore Wind Development Program

Mark is the co-lead of the World Bank Group’s Offshore Wind Development Program. He is part of the ESMAP (Energy Sector Management Program) team within the World Bank and he has worked in the offshore renewable energy sector for the past 13 years. In his previous role, at an international energy and environmental consultancy, he led engineering and environmental advisory teams on the design and planning of offshore wind projects. He has extensive experience in supporting the development of new offshore wind markets, having worked with the governments of: China, India, Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Jersey and Barbados, to help establish supportive policies and undertake feasibility studies. Mark has a PhD in offshore renewable energy and a degree in Aerospace Engineering, both from the University of Southampton, UK.