RenewableUK Board of Directors has yesterday elected Andrew Jamieson, ScottishPower Renewables Regulation and Markets Director, as the new Chairman of the UK’s leading renewable energy trade association.
Maria McCaffery, RenewableUK’s Chief Executive, said: “Andrew Jamieson is a hugely respected industry executive and a true champion of renewable energy. As Chairman of RenewableUK Andrew will be an important advocate for the association, as well as someone who can bring to the table a wealth of practical experience on all the key issues concerning deployment.”
Since joining ScottishPower in 1988, Andrew has held key roles in engineering, marketing and financial planning. From 1997 to 2004 Andrew led ScottishPower’s Investor Relations department, communicating with institutional shareholders and analysts around the globe. In 2004 he moved to ScottishPower Renewables where he is responsible for energy policy and regulation. In 2009 he accepted an invitation from Scotland’s First Minister to join the newly established Energy Advisory Board.
Commenting on his appointment Andrew Jamieson said: “I am delighted to have been appointed Chairman and look forward to building on the work of Adam Bruce and the team at RenewableUK. The renewables industry has a key role to play in the UK’s economic recovery and in securing our energy future and we need to be at the forefront of this activity.”
RenewableUK, formerly the British Wind Energy Association (BWEA), was founded in 1978 and currently has 600 corporate members. The Chairman of the Association serves a 3 year mandate. Andrew Jamieson replaces previous Chairman of RenewableUK Adam Bruce, Global Head of Corporate Affairs at Mainstream Renewable Power, who served from 2007 to 2010.
Information on RenewableUK, including Board of Directors, staff and organisational structure, can be found here http://www.bwea.com/about/index.html