ORE Catapult names new member

Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has appointed Anne Glover to its Board as a Non-Executive Director.

A biologist and academic, Glover is Vice Principal for External Affairs and Dean for Europe at the University of Aberdeen and a former Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission and Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland.

Glover was joint chair of the Scottish Science Advisory Committee and served on the Scottish Council of Economic Advisers until her appointment to the European Commission in 2012.

Anne Glover said: “One of the most exciting prospects we face is to harness renewable energy. For this reason, I am delighted to join the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult.

“Any new technology poses both challenges and opportunities and the ORE Catapult is the catalyst to procure and harness knowledge, engage industry (large and small) and to accelerate the delivery of sustainable energy options. I greatly look forward to contributing to that process.”

Helen Liddell has stepped down from the Board following a three year term.

Liddell said: “In the past three years the ORE Catapult has achieved a huge amount, not least in its successful merger with Narec and delivery of extensive collaborative industrial and research programmes. I wish it every success in the next stage of development in the vital quest to promote secure and sustainable energy supplies.”

ORE Catapult the UK’s flagship technology innovation and research centre for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy.

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