Catapult Offshore Renewable Energy
Andrew is Chief Executive of the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, a UK wide technology and innovation centre supporting businesses to accelerate the design, deployment and commercialisation of offshore renewable energy – wind, wave and tidal power. The Catapult provides deep technical expertise and market pathway support alongside large scale plant test capabilities, enabling UK supply chain growth from SMEs to the world’s largest companies.
He was previously at ScottishPower for many years where he was latterly responsible for energy policy and regulation in the renewables business.
He sits on the Scottish Government’s Energy Advisory Board, is a past Chair of Renewable UK and Scottish Renewables and has led a number of reports for Government, including the Cost Reduction Task Force for Offshore Wind in 2012. He continues to work closely with a number of Government / industry strategic forums.
Andrew is Chair of AIRTO, the Association for Innovation, Research and Technology Organisations, the foremost membership body for organisations operating in the UK’s innovation, research and technology sector.