Mike Hay joins the Scottish Renewables Board of Directors

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RIDG Commercial Director, Mike Hay, has been voted onto the board of Scottish Renewables by company members.

Mike brings over 15 years of senior public and private sector experience to the board. In 2017 he co- founded RIDG as an independent offshore wind project development company to identify, design and deliver high quality consented assets for strategic partners to build and operate.

Commenting on his appointment Mike said, “It is heartening that fellow members have voted for an independent Scottish offshore wind developer to the board.”

“At RIDG we want to work with the Scottish supply chain to increase the attractiveness of Scotland, and the Scottish offer, in this increasingly competitive and international sector. I will therefore ensure that these voices are heard in the strategic direction of the association, helping to increase the positive impact of Scottish Renewables on the wider economy.”

“I also appreciate the competing interests at play within trade associations, and the importance of consensus building at board level, so look forward to working with my fellow Directors as we support the team with the excellent work they do going forward.”

Reflecting on an election that saw a record number of candidates (24), a record number of total votes cast and a record turnout (nearly 60% of eligible commercial members), Scottish Renewables Chief Executive, Claire Mack, commented:

“It is great to see so many members engaging in what is a vital process for the proper governance of the organisation at a complex and challenging time for all parts of our industry.

“Increased participation in the election process, alongside the introduction of greater gender diversity, was one of our key organisational objectives, so I am pleased to see both reflected in this outcome.

“I would like to say a big thank you to Jeremy Sainsbury, Colin Anderson and David for their contributions to Scottish Renewables over their many years as directors and wish the new directors all the best in their new roles.”

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