Charlie Jordan has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of ScottishPower Renewables.
He takes over following Lindsay McQuade’s departure from the organisation and will be responsible for all onshore, offshore, solar and battery projects across the UK and Ireland.
Mr Jordan joined ScottishPower 20 years ago and worked as a Project Engineer at Cruach Mhor, before leading the construction of many onshore wind farms.
He was also responsible for the energy company’s first offshore wind project at West of Duddon Sands before taking on the role of Project Director for the flagship East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm – one of the biggest in the world.
Charlie Jordan, CEO, ScottishPower Renewables said: “Renewables is at the heart of a transformation that will touch on every aspect of our lives – how we heat our homes, how we get around, how we work – and I’m proud to be leading such a fantastic and committed team to help make that happen and realise the benefits for our people, our places and our planet. It’s going to be really exciting!”
Mr Jordan will be supported by Barry Carruthers, who has been appointed Managing Director of Onshore UK & Ireland.
Keith Anderson, ScottishPower CEO added: “Under Lindsay’s leadership, we’ve grown our onshore project pipeline from 1GW to almost 7GW and created the UK’s first hybrid energy parks by combining wind, solar and battery storage at onshore sites. Alongside this, our offshore business is leading the way towards a new green industry, with an ambitious 10GW pipeline in UK waters – including projects that will be among the first floating wind farms in the world.
“This is a pivotal time for the renewables industry – and the country – as we work to get more homegrown green electricity on to the grid. I look forward to working with Charlie, Barry and colleagues across SPR to speed up the race to net zero, grow our business at pace and create a better future, quicker.”