REA announces Board appointments
The REA is delighted to announce that Martin Wright was re-elected Chair of the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) at the company’s AGM this week.
The meeting also saw board member Juliet Davenport, Founder and CEO of Good Energy, appointed Deputy Chair, and the re-election of non-executive director Duncan Valentine.
Chief Executive of the REA, Nina Skorupska said she was delighted at the appointments and was looking forward to working with all the Board members during a vital period for the industry.
“I know that Martin, a great renewable energy entrepreneur, will continue to offer the Board a wealth of invaluable knowledge, experience and guidance as he helps to not only steer us through these unprecedented times, but grasp the many opportunities that lie ahead for our members.
“We are also extremely fortunate to be able to call on Juliet Davenport’s extensive expertise, as our new Deputy Chair. Another green energy pioneer, Juliet’s insight and input will ensure the REA continues to be at the vanguard of helping deliver a green recovery and net-zero future.”
Martin Wright who is also Managing Director of Aurora Ventures, a director of Minus7 and Chair of Gravitricity Ltd, has been with the REA since 2004.
Commenting on his re-election as Chair, he said: “I am both honoured and delighted that the members and my colleagues on the Board have re-elected me to be their Chair.
“It is a truly exciting time for Renewables and never has it been more important for the REA to come together to help shape the future and help deliver on its outcomes for both the industry and the country. I am hugely looking forward to working with the REA team and my Board colleagues to achieve this.”
Juliet Davenport, who is also Vice-President of the Energy Institute and a Council Member of Innovate UK, said: “The REA has a key role to play in accelerating the UK towards a low-carbon future. I am really looking forward to supporting the Board and the leadership as the new Deputy Chair to help achieve this.”
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The REA is the UK’s largest trade association for renewable energy and clean technologies with around 550 members operating across heat, transport, and power. The REA is a not-for-profit organisation that represents renewable energy and clean technology companies operating in over 14 sectors, ranging from biogas and renewable fuels to solar and electric vehicle charging. Membership ranges from major multinationals to sole traders.