A collaborative approach

At RIDG we are working in partnership with the Green Investment Group and TotalEnergies 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, project development and offshore operations 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 knowledge and experience of Macquarie’s Green Investment Group and the global offshore capability of TotalEnergies.

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.

Scotwind Partners
The RIDG GIG Scotwind team

Meet the ScotWind team


Edward Northam

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 Giullianotti

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 - RIDG

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.

Ole Bigum Nielsen

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.


stephen kerr - project director

Stephen Kerr

Project Director

Stephen has over 30 years’ experience in offshore wind, carbon capture, shipbuilding and fabrication, alongside a track record in managing complex development projects worldwide.

Seamus McCabe

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 - RIDG

Keith Williamson

Technical Manager

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

Jack Farnham - RIDG

Jack Farnham

Development Manager

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

Isla Robb - RIDG

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 - RIDG

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

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

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.


Liz Foubister

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 - RIDG

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 - RIDG

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.

Gareth Jones

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 Hodgson

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Frances Pitkin

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 -RIDG

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 Sutcliffe

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

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

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

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

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.

Jef Fodiak

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.

P Schwenk

Patrick Schwenk

Wind Resource and Metocean Package Lead

Patrick brings a wealth of experience in metocean measurement and metocean package management and is specialised in the use of remote sensing technology including floating Lidar.

Interested in opportunities to join our growing team?

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