RenewableUK chief to step down

The Chief Executive of RenewableUK is to step down from her role. Maria McCaffery has been leading the organisation for 10 years and will be staying in post until a […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The Chief Executive of RenewableUK is to step down from her role.

Maria McCaffery has been leading the organisation for 10 years and will be staying in post until a successor is able to take over the role.

Chairman of the Board Julian Brown, who made the announcement, said it is likely to be next spring.

He added Mrs McCaffery has led the organisation “very successfully”, representing the green industry “during a vital period of the maturing process which has made renewables such a significant part of the UK energy mix we see today”.

Mrs McCaffery said her time at RenewableUK has been “the most interesting and rewarding of my career”.

She added: “When I took on this role, wind power met only 1% of UK electricity needs – today we’re delivering 10% – so we’re in a very different place to where we were 10 years ago. As we approach our fifth decade it seems timely for new leadership to address the next challenges for this great industry. I have no doubt that RenewableUK will continue to build on its success in the future.

Mrs McCaffery will be speaking at the Energy Live 2015 conference in London on 5th November. Tickets, which are free for energy end users, can be booked here.