Industry body Scottish Renewables has welcomed three new directors to its board, bringing in expertise from business development, external relations and the energy services sector.
It said the new directors will help guide the organisation as it works to grow Scotland’s renewable energy sector and maintain its position at the forefront of the clean energy industry.
Two of the newly appointed directors were elected from a pool of 12 candidates from among Scottish Renewables’ 300 member companies, and will each serve a three-year term.
They include Finley Becks-Phelps, UK development director at Fred. Olsen Renewables, who brings extensive knowledge of the onshore wind, solar and wave and tidal sectors, having worked on many successful projects over more than 10 years in the renewable energy industry.
He is joined by SSE Renewables’ head of external relations, Jamie Maxton, who has more than 20 years’ experience delivering political advocacy campaigns and an in depth understanding of the policy and political challenges facing the industry.
The board also features co-opted members who serve for shorter terms, with one new director being welcomed this year. Iain Sinclair is an executive director at Global Energy Group, who has 20 years’ experience in renewable energy and will support the group’s supply chain work over the coming year.
Iain joins Clare Lavelle from Arup, independent consultant Ronnie Bonnar, Jennifer Ballantyne from Pinsent Masons and Chris Milne from Orbital Marine Power, who continue as co-opted directors having previously served in 2021.
Commenting on his new colleagues, chairman Adam Morrison said: “Once again our member companies have had a chance to shape the leadership of Scotland’s renewable energy industry as we continue to work to achieve our climate ambitions.
“Finley, Jamie and Iain bring significant expertise and experience to the Board across a range of sectors and technologies, which will be invaluable in the year ahead as renewable energy continues to play a key role at the heart of the Scottish economy.
“I look forward to working with the new directors, as well as our existing board members, as we guide the future of our organisation at this crucial time for our industry as we head towards achieving our net-zero targets.”