Greensolver, the independent wind and solar asset manager, has appointed Julian Brown as a member of its board as the firm looks to develop its presence in the UK on- and offshore wind markets.
He will support Greensolver’s UK team in a non-executive role, helping to define the ongoing growth strategy and business plan. He will co-operate with Paris-based Greensolver to regularly review and coordinate marketing and sales approaches and assist UK General Manager, Stephen Bolton, in identifying business opportunities.
A well-known and respected industry exponent, Brown is chairman of the trade association RenewableUK and formerly chaired Norstec, an industry-led initiative to promote North Sea offshore renewables.
Prior to co-founding Aarufield, a specialist wind energy advisory, he headed up the UK wind energy arm of French manufacturer Areva, driving the development of the firm in the British offshore sector.
Created in 2008 by financiers, for investors, Greensolver is an independent asset manager, providing technical and business services that enable developers and investors to maximise the value of their wind and solar farms.
Brown said: “In the fast-maturing UK wind energy sector, it’s never been more important to ensure that the interests of manufacturers, developers and investors are aligned when it comes to making the decisions that determine the long-term performance and success of a project.
“The role of independent asset managers in on- and offshore renewables is only going to grow as the industry matures.”