ORE Catapult Reveal New Non-Executive Director

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The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has named a new Non-Executive Director. ORE Catapult announced Chief Executive of Renewable UK, Hugh McNeal, is set to take up the role. Hugh McNeal has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the renewable energy sector.

Appointed to his current role in January of this year, Hugh was previously a senior civil servant, most recently as Director of Change at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), having held a number of other senior, low carbon related roles in both DECC and the Department and has held a number of other senior roles both in DECC and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Colin Hood, Chairman of ORE Catapult, commented: “Hugh is a very welcome addition to the Catapult’s Board, bringing extensive experience of renewable energy policy and working with industry to drive cost reduction, growth and economic benefit from the renewable energy sector.”

Hugh McNeal said: “I am extremely pleased to join ORE Catapult’s Board at a critical time in the development of the UK’s offshore wind, wave and tidal energy industries. The Catapult has a huge role to play in driving ever closer collaboration between government, industry and academia to ensure that we capture the full benefits from this vital sector.”