Benj Sykes, Dong Energy Wind Power’s UK manager has been appointed as the new co-chair of the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) by Business and Energy Minister Michael Fallon MP, who also co-chairs the group.
Sykes replaces Keith Anderson, the Chief Corporate Officer of Scottish Power, who has held this role since 2010, and will remain a member of OWIC.
Before working with Dong, Sykes held a number of positions with The Carbon Trust, including the Director of Innovation role.
The Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) is the strategic partnership forum between Government and the offshore wind industry. OWIC’s role is to drive offshore wind deployment, bring down costs and build a successful, competitive UK-based industry. It oversees delivery of the Offshore Wind Industrial Strategy, which sets out how the industry and Government work together to deliver growth in the sector.