London-headquartered Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) has announced the appointment of a new managing director.
Katherine Phillips has been promoted to the top spot at the engineering advisors from her current position as operations director.
In her new role, Ms Phillips will oversee OWC’s growing international operations, including offices in London, Edinburgh, Hamburg, Warsaw, Taipei, Tokyo, Busan, Seoul, Boston and New York.
She succeeds Will Cleverly, who has moved into a newly established role as global managing director for renewables across the AqualisBraemar Group.
With a background in structural engineering, Ms Phillips brings experience of senior leadership roles on floating and fixed offshore wind projects, as well her OWC roles over the last number of years.
Mr Cleverly said: “Katherine is a hugely important part of the OWC family and brings a wealth of expertise in offshore wind from both her time at OWC and prior experience in senior engineering positions.
“We are delighted to appoint her as managing director at a time of exciting and rapid growth for OWC, as we look to expand our global footprint to new offshore wind markets, as well as grow our service offering to best support the race to net-zero.”
Established in 2011, OWC has undergone significant growth over recent years with the team growing by 65% since the start of 2020 alone.
It has also expanded its geographical footprint, opening four new offices in 2020 in South Korea, Japan, Poland and New York.