The national trade association for Britain’s wind, wave and tidal power industries has recruited a top civil servant at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) as its new chief executive.
Hugh McNeal will join RenewableUK in April, step down from his current role as DECC’s Director of Change. McNeal replaces Maria McCaffery, who has headed up RenewableUK since 2006.
McNeal said: “It will be a privilege to represent an industry which is playing such a vital role in providing safe, secure power for our country’s homes and businesses, as well as tens of thousands of high quality jobs across the UK.”
McNeal’s other roles have included Chief Executive of the Office for Renewable Energy Deployment at DECC, and Deputy Director of Low Carbon Business at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.