Trade body RenewableUK has announced the appointment of a new executive director.
Isabel DiVanna will replace the organisations current deputy chief executive, Maf Smith, who will relocate to Canada to set up a renewable energy consultancy.
She will will begin her new role on January 21, focussing on the commercial development of the trade association.
RenewableUK’s chief executive Hugh McNeal said: “Isabel will be a superb addition to our leadership team as she brings great energy, drive and commitment to our work.
“I’m very excited that she’ll be leading the next phase of our commercial development. She has an exceptionally strong track record as a team leader who brings innovative business strategies to high-profile organisations.
“We’ve found the right person to drive the future growth of RenewableUK as the leading organisation in the clean energy sector, building on Maf Smith’s seven years of ground-breaking work here.”
Ms DiVanna has a PhD from the University of Cambridge in Political Thought and Intellectual History and is an advisor to the Board of Trustees of Cambridge Museum of Technology.
Ms DiVanna added: “This is an exciting moment to be joining the clean energy sector, with the Government committed to achieving net zero emissions using cheap renewables and the UK hosting the next crucial climate change summit in Glasgow this year.
“Working with our members and customers at the very heart of the energy transition is a truly unique opportunity.
“RenewableUK will grow even bigger and better in this new decade and I’m delighted to be taking on a leading role in its expansion.”