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Our Team

Gerry

Gerry Jewson

Chairman

Gerry has over 35 years’ experience in the energy industry. Gerry established both West Coast Energy and Renewable Development Company (RDC) in 1996 and assembled a highly motivated and qualified team with a wealth of experience in all aspects of the renewables industry. Both RDC and West Coast had an impressive track record of wind energy development and Gerry was responsible for developing over 655MW of wind in the UK. Gerry was a member of the Welsh Government Energy and Environment Sector panel and sold West Coast Energy to ENGIE in 2014.

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Sarah Smith

Managing Director

Sarah has had 29 years' experience in the power generation industry and has spent the last 6 years working with Gerry Jewson, initially at West Coast Energy where she led the sale of the company to ENGIE and is now the Managing Director of Wind 2. Sarah is Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Prior to joining West Coast Energy she was the UK Finance Director for International Power (now ENGIE). She has extensive experience of both renewables and conventional power generation including power plant operations, energy trading, project finance and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to International Power she was Regional Vice President at Edison Mission Energy, where Charles, Sarah and Gerry were responsible for the development of the Rhyl Flats Offshore wind project off the coast of North Wales, one of the first UK offshore wind energy projects.

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Fraser Mackenzie

Development Director

A chartered town planner, Fraser has worked in renewable energy for 12 years primarily as project director on EIAs for large scale commercial wind farm projects. Prior to this Fraser worked on the development of mobile telecommunication networks throughout the UK and as planning advisor with Scottish Natural Heritage. Fraser is a Director of Coigach CIC- an operational community owned wind turbine. Fraser has worked with Gerry since 2007 and joined the Wind 2 team on formation in 2016.

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Charles Williams

Consultant

Charles has had 30 years experience in the power generation industry. Charles is a qualified Engineer who has focussed on the power generation sector throughout his career. Initially working for Babcock Power in manufacturing and contracting, then for Southern Electric Power Generation and Edison Mission Energy developing and constructing large and medium scale power generation plants. For the last 20 years the focus has been on commercial development of large scale wind farms. Charles was one of the 3 founding members of Falck Renewables in 2002, and oversaw the successful development of a portfolio of 700MW as Business Development Director.

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Ian Thomas

Associate Finance & Commercial Director

Ian is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and has worked in the energy industry for 8 years, covering a wide range of financial aspects including financial management, renewable project financial modelling and taxation.

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Ewan Eley

Project Manager

Ewan has been working in the renewables industry for the past 8 years, with a direct focus on the development of wind energy projects from conception to installation and operation. Ewan has been responsible for managing the construction of over 50 consented wind energy schemes ranging from 500kW to 27MW. In recent years he has also had an involvement in managing operational duties for a portfolio of operational renewables developments between 50kW – 7.5MW. This gives a unique insight into maximising productivity of schemes at all stages of development. Ewan joined Wind 2 in May 2018.

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Frances Wright

Assistant Project Manager

Frances has direct experience working on numerous renewable energy sites throughout Scotland, during all phases of development. In her previous role at Natural Power she specialised in hydrological and geo-environmental assessments for large scale wind farms. Frances brings her knowledge of site development, environmental monitoring and EIAs to her role as Assistant Project Manager. Frances joined Wind2 in May 2019.

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Neil Lindsay

Land & Development Director

Neil Lindsay has over 18 years’ experience developing Wind and Solar PV developments across the UK and Africa. He has managed a number of Wind Energy development companies in the UK and has developed his own wind and solar PV portfolios. He has in depth experience of working with a wide range of industry stakeholders including international lenders, DFIs, government bodies, landowners and local community groups. He was previously a non-executive director for the Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group.