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Senior Management

Hugh McNeal, Chief Executive

Hugh became Chief Executive in April 2016. Before this, he was Director of Change at the Department of Energy & Climate Change, improving the Department’s efficiency and delivering financial savings. Other roles in the Civil Service included Chief Executive, Office for Renewable Energy Deployment at DECC, and Deputy Director of Low Carbon Business at the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills. Educated at the London School of Economics and Harvard University where he also taught from 1995-2000. Hugh was on the Board then Chair of Equinox, a charity providing services to people seeking to overcome alcohol, drug and mental health problems, 2002-2012.


Melanie Onn, Deputy Chief Executive

Melanie Onn joined RenewableUK in March 2020 as Deputy Chief Executive.
Her role includes helping RenewableUK's supply chain members to grow, and developing the skilled workforce the industry needs, including opening up wider areas of the sector to more women. She also leads on public speaking and media work.
Melanie was elected twice as Labour MP for Great Grimsby, serving from May 2015 to November 2019, including periods as Shadow Minister for Housing, Communities and Local Government and Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons.


Isabel DiVanna, Executive Director of Commercial and Customer Experience

Isabel joined RenewableUK in January 2020. She leads on income generation - both membership and events - and business development more generally. This is so that RenewableUK becomes more resilient and better able to invest in capabilities to support our members in the energy transition. Before joining RenewableUK, Isabel headed up commercial and members services at the Bar Council (the professional body for barristers), at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, and at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (a foreign affairs and defence think tank). In all these organisations, she expanded the size and shape of the membership by bringing in new member categories and new/improved services to members. Isabel has a PhD from Cambridge on French moral and political philosophy. Outside of work, Isabel is a Trustee at the British Lung Foundation - Asthma UK Partnership and at Papworth Trust. She's a keen hiker and trekker. 


Keith Moss, Executive Director of Finance and Performance

Keith joined RenewableUK in April 2019. He worked for EDF Energy from 2004 to 2015, and during his time there he was CFO of EDF Energy Renewables helping with the establishment of this organisation. Prior to joining RenewableUK Keith was the Finance Director for Green Network Energy, a start-up energy supply company.

Board of Directors

Stephen Bull
RenewableUK Chair

Senior Vice President
North Sea Region
New Energy Solutions

Roisin Quinn
RenewableUK Vice Chair

Head of National Control & Chief Engineer
National Grid ESO

Nathaneal Allison
Managing Director

Una Brosnan
Offshore New Markets Manager Mainstream

Julian Brown
Vice President & UK Country Manager
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind

Paul Cooley
Director of Generation Development
  Martin Dronfield
Group Business Development Director
James Fisher Marine Services

Clare Foster
Partner & Head of Clean Energy
Shepherd+ Wedderburn
  Matthieu Hue 
Chief Executive Officer 
EDF Renewables UK

Ian Hunter 
Managing Director UK & I Support Services

Zoë Keeton 
Head of Regulatory Affairs UK & Ireland 
RWE Renewables

Rishi Madlani
Head of Sustainable Finance & Just Transition
NatWest Group
Clark MacFarlane
Managing Director, Wind Power Division, Siemens Gamesa

David Matthews 
Sales Director, Northern Europe
GE Energy

Lindsay McQuade 
Chief Executive
ScottishPower Renewables
Gareth Swales
Senior Vice President & UK Managing Director
Yinson Renewables

Benj Sykes
Vice President UK Offshore Head of UK Market Development, Consenting and External Affairs
Ørsted Wind Power


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