A collaborative approach

At RIDG we are working in partnership with the Green Investment Group to develop world-class offshore wind projects as part of the Crown Estate Scotland’s ScotWind leasing round.

We bring together a unique combination of financial, technical and project development capability, with deep Scottish roots, a commitment to delivery and a clear vision for ScotWind.

Our bid team includes RIDG’s management team, which brings 40 years of offshore wind project, technical and industrial development experience. Alongside this we are able to draw on the vast wealth of knowledge and experience of Macquarie’s Green Investment Group.

To this we have added more than 20 dedicated team members, each one a recognised expert in their field. Together they bring a wealth of offshore experience in areas including health and safety, supply chain, risk, grid, Environmental Impact Assessment, resource assessment, offshore operations, community engagement, project finance, policy and communications. A number of our team are fully dedicated secondees from leading consultancies including Xodus Group, Offshore Wind Consultants Ltd and MacArthur Green.

Meet the ScotWind team

Board

Edward Northam

Head of Green Investment Group, Europe & UK

Edward was appointed as Head of the Green Investment Group, Europe and UK on its purchase by Macquarie. He was previously the Green Investment Bank’s Head of Investment Banking.

Mark Giulianotti

Managing Director, Green Investment Group

Mark has 29 years’ experience as an energy financier and principal investor. He is Managing Director of GIG’s Offshore Wind team and is responsible for origination and execution phases of investments.

Mike Hay

Commercial Director, RIDG

Mike has worked in offshore wind since 2003 and brings a broad range of senior management and business experience. He's a board member of Scottish Renewables.

Team

Ole Bigum Nielsen

GIG Head of Global Offshore Wind Project Delivery

Ole has more than 20 years’ experience in renewables and a track record in delivering major offshore wind farms, including the 300MW Thanet Offshore Wind Farm.

Séamus McCabe

Vice President, Green Investment Group

Séamus joined GIG’s parent company Macquarie Capital in 2016 and is responsible for the commercial and technical aspects of GIG’s offshore wind equity and advisory transactions.

Keith Williamson

Technical Manager

Keith brings wide-ranging experience of owners-side project development and technical advisory services.

Jack Farnham

Development Manager

Jack has over ten years’ industry experience with government and a leading renewable energy developer.

Isla Robb

Supply Chain and Skills Manager

Isla has an in-depth knowledge of the offshore wind supply chain and she has supported hundreds of companies across the public and private sectors, both nationally and internationally.

Marc Smeed

Grid and Power Offtake Manager

Marc is an experienced grid specialist and Chartered Electrical Engineer. Since 2008 he has been involved in the connection of over 20GW of renewable energy projects.

Alistair Bird

Risk Analyst

A highly experienced advisory consultant, Alistair provides trusted and independent input to organisations wishing to demonstrate diligent risk management.

Neil Davidson

Communications Manager

For more than a decade Neil has championed a range of low carbon clients in Scotland, from buccaneering wave energy developers to energy storage start-ups.

Secondees

Liz Foubister

EIA & Consents Manager

Liz has almost 30 years’ experience of delivering consenting and project development support to offshore energy projects including commercial scale offshore wind.

Bob Furness

Principal Ornithologist

Professor Bob Furness has over 35 years’ experience in academic ornithology, is a board member of NatureScot and a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow.

Scott Sutherland

Engineering and Design Manager

Scott is a highly experienced senior project manager educated in engineering and law with over 16 years’ experience in the renewable energy sector.

Gintare Urbone

Project Accountant

Gintare is a trusted business manager skilled in budgeting, business planning and accounting. She is a Chartered Accountant and holds an MA from the University of Aberdeen.

Gareth Jones

Commercial Fisheries Manager

Gareth has a background in commercial fishing and marine fish ecology with over 16 years’ experience working in regulatory, advisory and consultancy roles for offshore energy projects.

Anne Marie Brazier

EIA and Consents Assistant

Anne Marie is a Lead Environmental Consultant with over ten years’ experience in supporting and managing the delivery of multiple EIAs, spanning a range of industries.

Katherine Phillips

Offshore Structures Package Lead

Katherine is a chartered engineer with extensive experience in design, construction and operation of offshore structures in the energy industry including technical, management and project management skills.

Zheming Li

Data and Analysis Lead

Zheming has worked as a geotechnical consultant since 2011, specialising in geotechnical consultancy service, FE analysis, dynamic and seismic assessment for offshore wind farm development.

Martin Scott

Aerial Survey Manager

Martin has a strong ornithology background and has led multiple aerial surveys, as well as acting as expert witness on windfarm and wider infrastructure projects.

Ross McGregor

Principal Ornithologist

Dr Ross McGregor has more than ten years of experience working on the interactions of seabirds and offshore wind farms as a consultant and statutory advisor.

Daniele Caruso

Subsea Cable Package Lead

Daniele has worked on several interconnector projects including: Westernlink, CobraCable, North Sea Link and Cluster Westlich Adlergrund (CWA) across Europe and the North Sea.

Fran Pitkin

Value and Interface Manager

Fran is a professional and motivated Chartered Civil Engineer with over eight years’ experience in the design and quality assurance of offshore structures.

Mark Trinder

Principal Ornithologist

Dr Mark Trinder has a strong reputation for the delivery of population models and analytical assessments for the investigation of potential impacts on bird populations, in relation to offshore developments.

Amy Smith

EIA Assistant

Amy is an Environmental Consultant with over two years’ project manager experience delivering consenting support including numerous environmental studies for offshore energy projects.

Ana Pirrone

Geotechnical Engineer

Ana is a geotechnical engineer with significant experience in interpreting soil conditions to carry out Leg Penetration Analyses (LPA) for jack-up units in locations around the world.

Johan Coronado

Geosciences Package Lead

Johan has worked as a geotechnical consultant since 2012, working on wind farm projects, with a focus on geotechnical engineering design, seismic assessments, desktop studies and development.

Katy Murphy

GIS & Data Manager

Katy started her career in the marine environment with an MSc in Environmental Geoscience (first class) from the University of Bristol, and then completed a PhD in ocean chemistry at Imperial College London.

Paul Taylor

HSEQ Manager

For over 13 years Paul has advised organisations around the globe to achieve the highest standards in health, safety, environmental and quality management, helping deliver projects in excess of £1bh.

Jeff Fodiak

Electrical Engineer

Jeffrey has worked as an electrical engineering consultant since 2008, specializing in the electrical design, grid connection, and general engineering of offshore wind farms.

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