Huub den Rooijen is the Director of Energy, Minerals and Infrastructure at The Crown Estate, an independent commercial real-estate business set up by Act of Parliament. He leads the team responsible for managing the seabed around England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This includes rights to minerals and aggregates, cables, pipelines, carbon capture and storage, and offshore renewable energy.
Huub has over 30 years of experience in the energy sector, predominantly working with Shell where he started as a research geophysicist. While at Shell he was jointly responsible for creating its wind energy business in 1997 and managed its first offshore wind projects, including the first offshore turbines in the UK at Blyth in 2000 and the first offshore windfarm in The Netherlands in 2006. Prior to moving to renewables, he worked in oil and gas in The Hague, Houston and London. He joined the Catapult’s Board as a Non-Executive Director in July 2018 following the departure of Andrew Mill.