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Jonathan Cole

Neil Clitheroe

Managing Director, Iberdrola Renewables Offshore Wind Division

Jonathan is the Managing Director, responsible for the creation and running of Iberdrola’s Global Offshore Business. He is responsible for the development, construction and operation of a large pipeline of offshore wind projects in the UK (3.8GW), US (5.5GW), Germany (1.1GW) and France (0.5GW) and the development of project pipeline in other areas.

Jonathan is a qualified solicitor and joined ScottishPower after several years as part of a large energy practice advising major energy companies. Within ScottishPower Renewables Jonathan has held the positions of Legal Director and Commercial Director before becoming the Managing Director for Iberdrola’s Global Offshore Wind Business in July 2011. Since then, Jonathan has led the business from its inception to a business with >€7Bn committed, €1Bn revenues by 2020 and over 350 professional staff.

Jonathan also participates at board level in various offshore wind industry bodies, including the UK Government’s Offshore Wind Industry Council and Offshore Wind Programme Board (as Chair), the Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation (as ex-Chair ) and the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult’s Industrial Advisory Group (as Chair).