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Catapult appoints new Finance Director

Published 2 February 2015

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has welcomed Andrew Walls C.A to its senior management team as Finance Director.

Mr Walls trained with the global firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, working with both private and public sectors delivering audit, financial diligence and consultancy assignments for the firm in the UK and abroad.

He then joined the London and Edinburgh-based investment bank Quayle Munro Holdings PLC, initially focusing on infrastructure projects through the private finance initiative before joining their Executive team as Finance Director and Company Secretary.

Mr Walls is also a Trustee and newly appointed Audit Committee Chairman of Scotland’s largest independent charity grant funder, the Glasgow-based Robertson Trust.

Mr Walls will take on responsibility for many of ORE Catapult’s business functions such as Finance, HR and Procurement and Legal.

Andrew Jamieson, Chief Executive of ORE Catapult, said:

“Andrew is a welcome addition to the Catapult’s senior management team and he brings with him a wealth of financial and commercial experience, which will prove a huge asset as we continue to grow and develop ORE Catapult as the UK’s flagship technology innovation and research centre for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy.”

Andrew Walls added:

“I am absolutely delighted to be joining the well regarded and highly skilled team at ORE Catapult. We have a pivotal role to play in driving forward the adoption of cost effective offshore renewable energy and our goal is clear – sustainable offshore renewable energy for the UK, coupled with job creation and exportable skills. It’s a privilege to join our talented team, and I am confident that we will make a real difference in this exciting sector.”