Global Energy Group has appointed Iain Sinclair to the newly created role of Executive Director of Renewables and Energy Transition with plans to launch a new operation in Edinburgh.
The former professional rugby player, who has over 18 years’ experience in senior energy and infrastructure roles, previously held managing director positions at Forth Steel and Murray Plate Group.
Inverness headquartered Global Energy Group has established itself as a major player in offshore wind, investing £90 million to date in its Port of Nigg facility in the Cromarty Firth to enable major infrastructure projects. The firm, which employs more than 1,500 people has delivered significant contracts for both Beatrice and Moray East offshore wind farms.
Mr Sinclair will join the senior leadership team and have a group wide remit to develop opportunities in offshore wind, green and blue hydrogen and sustainable infrastructure.
Chairman of Global Energy Group, Roy MacGregor said: “Iain joins us at a pivotal time as we continue our journey to support the energy industry with the transition to net zero. His background and experience are an ideal fit for our future ambitions. He will be responsible for supporting our portfolio businesses in building diverse expertise to increase our contribution to the low carbon sector. I look forward to working with Iain over the coming months as we develop our clean energy strategy.”
Mr Sinclair will also be responsible for developing plans that utilise the company’s oil and gas skills and experience as it further diversifies in line with clients’ needs.
He said: “The speed in which the energy transition has accelerated means we are at an incredibly exciting time for the industry as a whole with major infrastructure projects on the horizon and the ScotWind leasing round. Having worked as a supplier to Global Energy Group for several years, I have been impressed with the entrepreneurial spirit, ambitions and investment commitments to support the clean energy industry. I am thrilled to be leading this area of the group and, together with the business unit leaders, further enhancing our offering as we establish a presence in Edinburgh next year.”