Executive Director of Renewables and Energy Transition
I'm passionate about leading change and building teams to make a difference.
I started my working life as a professional rugby player following graduation from Heriot-Watt University.
In 2002 I joined Murray International Metals, before going on to hold various Managing Director roles in heavy engineering, materials manufacturing, and renewable energy supply chains spanning 18 years.
In 2017 I was appointed Chief Business Development Officer for a global industrial business, leading commercial strategy and business development for metals manufacturing and renewable energy supply chain interests, before joining Global Energy Group in 2020.
At Global Energy Group, I lead our group-wide strategic business transition towards low carbon and renewable energy market opportunities and related infrastructure investment projects.
Do you have any Professional Goals/ Aspirations for the industry?
To have a meaningful impact on development of sustainable supply chains and infrastructure for heavy engineering in the UK, as we transition towards zero carbon energy solutions. I am passionate about the role innovation will play in a just transition, particularly when combining with industry collaboration and elite team performance. Innovation and new technology will underpin the green energy related job opportunities for the next generation workforce. I aspire to see the resultant knowledge, products and services of this collaborative approach, being exported globally.
Do you have any Personal Goals that you are hoping to achieve?
Many, including the establishment of a “school to industry” platform in renewable energy for dyslexic school leavers and to learn to play the bagpipes with my son before I’m 50!
What inspires you?
My children’s view of the world.
Humble, honest and engaging leadership.
High performing autonomous teams.
Clarity of thought and the simplification of process in pursuit of achieving shared goals.Why do you work with GEG Group of companies?
Having been a supplier of goods and services to Global Energy Group for over 15 years, I knew the business and the people well.
When I was approached to lead the group strategy in transitioning revenues to a low carbon energy market focus, it was a job opportunity with great sense of purpose. Having met with the Chairman, listened to ambition, and knowing GEG as being a business with people that do what they say they will do, it was an easy decision to make.
What is the best piece of advice you have been given?
You have two ears and one mouth, use them proportionately.