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Offshore Wind Growth Partnership appoints Port and Manufacturing Executive to its board

Published:  03 July, 2024

The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) has announced it has appointed Iain Sinclair as a Non-Executive Director to its board.

Sinclair brings over 20 years of experience in the renewable energy supply chain, most recently as the Executive Director of Global Energy Group – a major port operator and energy sector service company.

Sinclair replaces outgoing board member Richard Turner, whose term ends on 29th July 2024.

OWGP Programme Director Anil Sayhan said: “We are grateful to Richard Turner for his support and guidance as OWGP established itself as a key player in developing the offshore wind supply chain. We are delighted to welcome Iain Sinclair, whose wealth of experience in manufacturing, ports and other critical areas will be highly valued as OWGP takes its next steps to help UK companies scale.”

OWGP Chair Tim Pick said: “It is great to have Iain on the OWGP Board. Iain joins us at a pivotal time for OWGP as we seek to align our programmes more closely with the recently published Industrial Growth Plan and roll out new initiatives such as our forthcoming Manufacturing Facility Support Programme."

Sinclair, Executive Director of Global Energy Group said: “I’m delighted to join the board of the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership and can’t wait to get stuck in at such an important moment for the development of the UK’s renewable energy sector. Since joining Global Energy Group we’ve seen the Scottish Port of Nigg become a household name in offshore wind, securing major investments and supporting world-leading offshore wind projects including Seagreen and Moray West. I want to use this experience to drive OWGP’s strategy, supporting development throughout the UK, and helping companies across the country to share in this growth with innovative products and services.”

OWGP’s mission is to support a globally competitive offshore wind supply chain in the UK. They work with businesses to improve productivity, increase business competitiveness, maximise exports, promote greater collaboration in the supply chain, support innovation, and increase capacity through attracting new entrants and growing existing capacity. To date, OWGP’s programmes have led participants to report an increase of 1,136 jobs in offshore wind, over £44m offshore wind contracts won and retained in the UK supply chain.

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