Julian Brown, AREVA Wind’s Country Director for UK and Chairman of Norstec, elected as Chairman at RenewableUK

LONDON, 28-2-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — RenewableUK today announced that at its Board Meeting of 25th February 2014, Julian Brown, AREVA Wind’s Country Director for the UK, and Chairman of Norstec, was elected as Chairman, succeeding previous incumbent Andrew Jamieson.

Jamieson served as Chairman since June 2010, and has stepped down from the RenewableUK Board of Directors due to increasing demands in his role as Chief Executive of the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult.

Brown was elected as a member of the RenewableUK Board in June 2012, and has chaired Norstec, an industry partnership promoting the opportunities for offshore renewables in the Northern seas, since June 2013.

Brown commented: “Having enjoyed my role on the Board over the last 18 months, I’m delighted to take on the role of Chairman, to help to guide the industry through the period ahead, including the important challenges of moving to the Contracts for Difference system and the upcoming General Election. Working on the Board under Andrew Jamieson’s Chairmanship has been a great preparation for this, and I would like to pay tribute to his work.”

Maria McCaffery, Chief Executive of RenewableUK said: “Andrew Jamieson has been a superb Chairman, adeptly navigating the industry and Association through a period of intense change as he has served as a Director for over six and half years and Chairman for more than three and a half years. The Board and I have greatly valued his contribution and leadership, and understand the decision he has had to take as the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult ramps up its activity. I am delighted that the Board has chosen such an able and energetic successor, and look forward to working with him over such a crucial forthcoming period for the industry”.

Notes:

Andrew Jamieson, CEO at the Offshore Catapult, served as Chairman of RenewableUK between June 2010 and February 2014. He became a Director of RenewableUK in June 2007.

Julian Brown has been Country Director for the UK for AREVA Wind since November 2011, after a decade’s experience in the wind industry. He was elected to the RenewableUK Board in June 2012 and appointed Chairman of Norstec in June 2013. Further information about Norstec can be found here http://www.norstec.org/news/

Media Contacts:

  • Jennifer Webber, Director of External Affairs, 020 7901 3012 or 07792 463445
  • Robert Norris, Head of Communications, 020 7901 3013 or 07969 229913

RenewableUK is the UK’s leading renewable energy trade association, specialising in onshore wind, offshore wind and wave & tidal energy. Formed in 1978, we have an established, large corporate membership ranging from small independent companies, to large international corporations and manufacturers. Acting as a central point of information and a united, representative voice for our membership, we conduct research; find solutions; organise events, facilitate business development, and promote wind and marine renewables to government, industry, the media and the public. Our vision is for renewable energy to play a leading role in powering the UK.

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