RenewableUK recruits three new staff members

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Renewable energy [square]RenewableUK has appointed three new members of staff as well as completed a restructure of its policy and external affairs team. 

Barnaby Wharton has been appointed as the trade body’s head of policy. He is formerly the CBI’s senior policy adviser on energy and climate, spending five years with the company. 

Wharton produced the CBI’s Stepping up to the challenge report, which looks at maximising the UK’s economic opportunities as the UK works towards its carbon reduction goals.

Marina Valls has been recruited in the new role of economist. She joins from a gas storage operator as a market and policy analyst. 

Rebecca Williams joins the organisation as policy manager. She will take up the post in June, which sits alongside two existing policy managers. 

Williams currently manages WWF’s work on the power sector, covering policy from the UK, EU and internationally.

 

RenewableUK has also announced the results of its latest board election:

  • Stephen Bull, senior vice president new energy solutions - wind and carbon capture & storage, Statoil
  • Zoe Keeton, head of energy policy and public affairs, Innogy Renewables UK Ltd
  • Clark McFarlane, managing director, wind power division, Siemens Gamesa
  • Lindsay McQuade, director of policy & innovation, ScottishPower Renewables
  • Andy Reay, regional manager, UK A2Sea
  • Rachel Ruffle, managing director, RES (Western Europe)

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