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Former Repsol Nuevas Energias UK Head appointed to ORE Catapult Board

Ronnie Bonnar
Ronnie Bonnar

The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, the UK’s leading technology and innovation centre for offshore renewable energy, has appointed the former Repsol Nuevas Energias UK General Manager Ronnie Bonnar to its Board from 1st January 2019.

Following a six-month hand-over and continuity period, Mr. Alan Moore will step down from ORE Catapult’s Board, having served as a Non-Executive Director since the formation of the business in 2013.

Commenting on the moves, ORE Catapult Chairman Colin Hood said, “Ronnie Bonnar’s extensive experience in developing some of the most advanced offshore wind farms in the world, and his leadership within the broader renewable energy sector, will bring considerable benefit to ORE Catapult’s Board.

“I want to thank Alan Moore for his very significant contribution to ORE Catapult. As one of the pioneers of large scale offshore wind in the UK, Alan has provided invaluable insight and expertise to both the Board and the management team, and played a major role in developing the business into the effective innovation leader that it is today”.

Ronnie Bonnar said, “The UK’s continued progress in developing offshore renewable energy technologies requires innovation throughout the supply chain, capturing the lessons from other sectors and developing new and better ways of working. The Catapult has a leading role to play in driving that innovation, and I look forward to supporting the Board and the management team over the coming years”.

Over the next five years, ORE Catapult will continue to drive offshore renewables innovation to grow UK businesses and reduce the cost of clean energy. Working with industry, government and academia, it provides leadership and coordination of the sector’s innovation priorities and support industry through testing, demonstration, validation and research, enabling success for UK innovators.


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