The Sustainable Energy Association has confirmed that interim post-holder Lesley Rudd has been appointed as permanent chief executive.
She succeeds Dave Sowden, who has now returned to work part-time following a period of recovery from illness. He will continue to work as a strategic adviser to the SEA.
With some 30 years in the energy industry, Rudd previously worked in management roles in the BP Group and British Gas.
The SEA aims to place buildings at the heart of delivering energy policy goals. This will allow them to produce energy directly through low carbon and renewable sources and to reduce energy waste by upgrading the building fabric of our homes, offices and properties.
The Solihull-based SEA has conducted economic modelling to demonstrate this will be worth £12 billion per annum to the United Kingdom
Judd commented: “This is an exciting time for the Sustainable Energy Association as we move forward with policy ideas and growing our membership.
“Our housing provider members, for example, provide new opportunities and a new perspective. I welcome the opportunity to help the sustainable energy industry shape policies that highlight the importance of our homes and buildings in improving the nation’s health, reducing energy bills, increasing industrial competitiveness and protecting the environment for future generations.”