Energy research and consultancy firm Westwood Global Energy Group has appointed a new director of hydrogen.
Joyce Grigorey brings “15 years of analytical and project management experience” to the role, having worked across the natural resources sectors.
That includes considerable cross-sector expertise in energy, petrochemicals, plastics, oil refining and gas, and shipping.
She joins London-headquartered Westwood from Wood Mackenzie, where she was a member of the hydrogen consulting team and played a significant part in developing the chemicals research practice.
David Linden, head of energy transition, Westwood, said: “We’re already supporting an increasing number of energy stakeholders to navigate their portfolio diversification as the energy transition gathers pace. Responding to the growing need for more hydrogen specific insights, this appointment will ensure that Westwood, and in turn our clients, are keeping pace with the latest trends in energy.
“With Joyce and her understanding of the broader energy market at the helm of our hydrogen team, we’re looking forward to strengthening our offering to support our clients through the energy transition.”
Ms Grigorey new role will ensure that Westwood, which also has an Aberdeen base, is equipped to address key challenges for clients on both sides of the energy transition as they increasingly expand into new energies.
She said: “I’m delighted to be joining the Westwood team at what is undoubtedly a very exciting time for the hydrogen industry. With technologies and end markets still in relative infancy, there are still many unanswered questions for existing and prospective hydrogen stakeholders. However, there are also immense opportunities available for those who leverage the latest insights and research to support enhanced decision making.
“I’m looking forward to utilising my experience to grow the expanding hydrogen and New Energies team at Westwood as we continue to provide best in class data to help energy stakeholders navigate the energy transition.”
Ms Grigorey’s appointment follows the successful launch of Westwood’s Atlas New Energies, the market intelligence solution covering energy clusters, offshore wind, hydrogen, CCS and related oil and gas infrastructure in September 2022.