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Lindsay McQuade

Lindsay McQuade
CEO, ScottishPower Renewables

Delivering clean, green electricity to homes and businesses is a key objective of Lindsay McQuade who was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of ScottishPower Renewables in February 2018.  As CEO, Lindsay has responsibility for ScottishPower Renewables current fleet of over 2GW of onshore wind generation plant as well as leading the company in the delivery of a significant new project pipeline, including wind, solar and battery storage technologies. 

Prior to her appointment as CEO, Lindsay held the post of Policy & Innovation Director of ScottishPower Renewables, having previously held a number of strategic roles across ScottishPower since joining in 1999. In her early career Lindsay also held roles with British Energy, Stakis Hotels, and Clydesdale Bank.

Lindsay is a board director of Renewable UK and former director of Scottish Renewables, helping shape and inform the policy and regulatory environment for deployment and integration of cost-effective, low carbon, renewable generation across the UK.  She is also the Chair of SafetyOn, where she is helping position the onshore wind industry as a health and safety leader through industry knowledge sharing and consistency of performance standards.

Holding a BA(Hons) in Economics from the University of Strathclyde, Lindsay also qualified as an Associate Member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers and took part in the fourth edition of the Energising Leadership Programme in conjunction with ESADE Business School.