RenewableUK hires deputy CEO

Melanie Onn [square]RenewableUK has appointed the former MP for Great Grimsby Melanie Onn as the organisation’s new deputy chief executive.

In her new role she will focus on public speaking and media work. She will also lead on helping its supply chain members to grow, and on the development of the skilled workforce the industry needs, including opening up wider areas of the sector to more women.

Onn said: “This is an incredibly exciting time to be joining this innovative sector, as the public is demanding decisive action on climate change and the eyes of the world will be on this country as we host the crucial COP26 summit in November. RenewableUK’s members are driving the changes the UK needs to reach net zero emissions as fast as possible.

“The transition to a net zero economy is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the UK to create new industries and jobs. I only need to look at my hometown of Grimsby, where investment in offshore wind is playing a major role in starting to revitalise the local economy and supporting regeneration. In my new role, I want to champion the wide range of clean technologies we’ll need to accelerate the UK’s successful transition to net zero.”

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