RenewableUK appoints new Executive Director to lead communication and policy work for industry
09 August 2016
Posted by: RenewableUK
RenewableUK has appointed Emma Pinchbeck as its new Executive Director, with responsibility for leading the organisation’s vital policy and communication work. She will take up this new post in mid-November.
Emma will be joining RenewableUK from WWF-UK where she is Head of Climate Change and Energy. Previously she has worked in consultancy across the energy and financial sectors as well as working for the Sustainable Energy Association.
Her appointment is part of a restructure within RenewableUK, with current Deputy Chief Executive Maf Smith moving across from policy and communications to lead work on events, membership and programme delivery for the trade association.
Emma Pinchbeck said:
“Renewable energy is on the cusp of a transformation, from being valued as key to the fight against climate change to also being recognised as the engine room of our economy. I firmly believe that the technologies of the next industrial age must reach their potential– for business, for society, and for our planet. I am excited to join RenewableUK and help drive this transition.”
RenewableUK’s Chief Executive Hugh McNeal said:
“I am delighted that Emma will be joining us at RenewableUK in November. Emma’s impressive track record of working across political, business and campaign groups and delivering cross party support on climate and energy gives her unparalleled insight into how we demonstrate the clear offer of wind, wave and tidal technologies to the UK.
“I’m also very pleased that Maf Smith will be staying on as our Deputy Chief Executive to lead RenewableUK’s work on developing our business and member services and applying his significant experience to this important part of our organisation’s work.
“With Emma’s arrival our organisation’s senior management team will be in place and able to deliver effectively for our members as the UK’s leading renewable energy body.”
1. Overall responsibility for the day to day management of the organisation sits with Hugh McNeal RenewableUK’s Chief Executive who reports to the RenewableUK Board. He is supported by a Deputy Chief Executive and an Executive Director. Together these three individuals will comprise the Senior Management Team. Our Executive Director will lead on policy and external affairs for RenewableUK. Our Deputy Chief Executive will lead on member coordination, events and service provision and internal organisation.
2. A photograph of Emma is available on request.