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RenewableUK announces new Board members

03 June 2020  
Posted by: Rob Norris
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RenewableUK has announced the results of its latest Board election. Two new members are joining the Board and two have been re-elected, including the Chair Stephen Bull. The Board supports RenewableUK’s senior management team in setting strategy and priorities for the association, and ensuring that targets are successfully achieved.

The new members are Una Brosnan of Atkins and Ian Hunter of RES.

Una Brosnan is the Business and Strategy Development Manager and Chief Consultant of Atkins Offshore Wind Leadership team. She is a Chartered Civil Engineer with nearly twenty years of industry experience, including the last decade in the offshore wind sector.  Alongside project management work, her strategic role involves engaging governments, key stakeholders and the supply chain, highlighting industry challenges and looking at how we can grow our innovative renewables market to meet the UK’s net zero target. Ms Brosnan is also one of the co-chairs on the Friends of Floating Offshore Wind where she has worked with industry stakeholders from early stages of this technology, as well as being a member of the Technology Advisory Group for the Offshore Innovation Hub.

Ian Hunter of RES was appointed Managing Director of Support Services in 2018. With more than 13 years of experience at RES he has held various roles across the organisation and is a board member of SafetyOn - the health and safety organisation for the onshore wind sector. At RES he is responsible for all Business Development, Asset Management and Operations and Maintenance activities in the UK and Ireland. Mr Hunter is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Stephen Bull is Senior Vice President for Equinor’s North Sea Region and was first elected as Chair of RenewableUK in 2018. He has held senior leadership positions in the energy industry for over 20 years covering offshore wind, floating offshore wind technologies, carbon capture & storage, energy storage and international oil and gas operations. He also serves on expert panels for the UK government covering low carbon technologies.

The other re-elected Board Member, Clark MacFarlane, is both the Managing Director of the Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy’s UK business and the CEO of the Onshore Business across Northern Europe and the Middle East. Since he began working for Siemens in 1997, he has been the CEO or MD of five Siemens UK Businesses covering Power Generation and Services, Defence, Building Technologies and IT Solutions. Mr MacFarlane has been a board member of RenewableUK since 2017 and is also a member of the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC). His background is in Mechanical Engineering.

RenewableUK’s Executive Director Isabel DiVanna said: “It’s great to have two very talented new members on the Board, who will bring valuable experience and fresh insights into our work building a modern energy system based on renewables. I’m also glad that two of the most senior and influential figures in our sector have been re-elected, including our Chair, who have worked tirelessly and successfully to help our trade association to extend its remit into new areas such as renewable hydrogen and large-scale battery storage”.   

At the first meeting of the new Board today, Roisin Quinn, Head of National Control and Chief Engineer at National Grid ESO, was re-appointed as Deputy Chair, a position she has held since 2018. It was also confirmed that the Managing Director of CWind Nathanael Allison, James Fisher Marine Services Group’s Business Development Director Martin Dronfield, Shepherd and Wedderburn’s Head of Clean Energy Clare Foster and RBS Sustainable Finance Lead Rishi Madlani will continue to serve as co-opted members of the Board.

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For further information, please contact:

·              Luke Clark, Head of External Affairs 07875 704 032  Luke.Clark@RenewableUK.com

·              Robert Norris, Head of Communications 07969 229 913 Robert.Norris@RenewableUK.com

Notes:

1.    RenewableUK’s members are building our future energy system, powered by clean electricity. We bring them together to deliver that future faster; a future which is better for industry, billpayers, and the environment. We support over 400 member companies to ensure increasing amounts of renewable electricity are deployed across the UK and to access export markets all over the world. Our members are business leaders, technology innovators, and expert thinkers from right across industry.

2.    RenewableUK revised events programme is available here.


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