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2020 Renewables has recruited a highly experienced team who have previously held senior management positions at large electricity companies and independent renewable companies and have a proven track record of developing, constructing and operating renewable projects.

Key staff members of the 2020 Renewables Board have over 70 years experience in the consenting, construction and operation of renewables projects.

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OUR TEAM
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Alan formed 2020 Renewables in 2010, and is the Managing Director, with a focus on the development, construction and operation of onshore wind projects in the UK.

Alan has worked in the power sector for over 25 years. Prior to his work with 2020, he was the Chief Executive of Airtricity (Scotland). Alan also spent nine years with Scottish Power, where he played a key role in the development and construction of major power infrastructure, ranging from gas fired generating power stations to gas storage installations, and latterly wind farm projects. His early career included a period with W.S. Atkins and Morrison Construction developing major defence, rail and water projects.

Alan graduated as a Civil Engineer from the University of Glasgow and has been a Chartered Engineer for 20 years.

Alasdair has been the Development Director at 2020 since March 2010.

His key areas of responsibility within the company include site identification, project development, planning advice and acquisitions, and the management of the company’s UK wind portfolio.

Previously Alasdair has worked as the Planning Director with RPS Consultants, as Head of Wind Development at Infinis and as Development Manager for Scotland at Airtricity. He has worked in the renewables sector since 2000 and has successfully developed wind projects across the UK.

Alasdair is a Chartered Town Planner with industry knowledge, experience of Planning and EIA law, project management skills and strengths in community engagement and public affairs. He is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and currently sits on Scottish Renewables’ Planning Advisory Group and Renewables-UK’s Aviation Stakeholder Group.

Julie joined 2020 Renewables in 2010 as in-house legal advisor. She is involved at all stages in the development process of the windfarm projects, particularly in relation to land agreements. Julie also provides advice to Velocita on company secretarial matters, joint ventures, investments and corporate structure as well as overseeing all of the external legal advice that is instructed by the group.

Prior to joining 2020 Renewables Julie was at Dundas & Wilson, where she was involved in a variety of wind farm projects involving land agreements, acquisitions and project financing, acting for developers, lenders and landowners. Julie completed her legal traineeship with Dickson Minto.

Julie has an LLB (Hons) from the University of Glasgow and a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Glasgow Graduate School of Law. Julie qualified as a solicitor in 2006 and has previously tutored Conveyancing on the University of Glasgow Professional Practice (Diploma) course.

Eilidh joined 2020 Renewables in October 2013 as Asset Manager. She will provide operations, technical, contractual and performance management expertise to support the operation and maintenance of onshore wind farm assets.

Eilidh has considerable experience within the wind industry with both an international OEM (Vestas) and a more focused O&M role with a UK third party service provider (RTS). Her experience covers major component replacement and management, wind turbine installation, statutory inspection project management and blade repair management.

RTS is a specialist blade repair and maintenance company with complementary skills in general wind turbine maintenance and safety systems. Initially focusing on the blade repair and management systems, Eilidh assisted RTS to become one of the UK’s leading third party maintenance companies.

Eilidh was Project Manager for five RTS wind farm installation projects and managed and planned these projects from inception to customer handover. Eilidh was involved with the pre site preparation works to ensure correct team, tools, PPE, third party suppliers and documentation were in place before site works commenced and managed each project to successful completion.

At Vestas Celtic Wind Technology Ltd. Eilidh was the main components planner and orchestrated all main components changes in wind turbines for the UK and Ireland, this included customer liaison, technician resource allocation, ordering of relevant tools and materials together with co-ordination of crane hire.

Jillian joined 2020 in May 2013.  Working in the Development Team Jillian supports the Development Director to develop the company’s UK wind portfolio.  This role includes site identification, land security, planning and EIA, community consultation, project development, consenting and compliance. 

Since graduating with a BSc in Plant and Environmental Biology and a Masters in Environmental Studies Jillian worked for over eleven years in environmental consulting and regulation specialising in EIA and pollution prevention latterly with a particular focus on the renewables sector.  In 2007 Jillian joined the Australian renewable energy company Pacific Hydro as Planning and Environment Manager with responsibility for the development and delivery of a number of large scale wind and solar projects throughout Australia.     

Jillian has an in depth knowledge of the renewables industry, planning and EIA legislation and best practice as well as hands on experience of community consultation and engagement and a good understanding of how these relate to the commercial aspects of development.

Phoebe has been a Project Developer at 2020 since May 2013.

Her key areas of responsibility within the company include assisting both Alasdair MacLeod and Jillian Adams on project development and research. Phoebe will also be utilising Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Windfarm software for 2020 Renewables.

Previously, Phoebe has had six months full time work experience as an assistant project developer at ScottishPower Renewables where she was part of the Onshore Wales development team. Phoebe has also worked overseas in Syracuse, New York with Colden Corporation which involved working in the Occupational Health, Safety & Environmental Consultancy field. In this position she was able to build upon her Charted Institution of Water and Environmental Management accreditation.

Phoebe is a recent graduate from Glasgow Caledonian University were she has graduated with a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Environmental Management and Planning.

Ian joined 2020 in June 2015.  Working in the Development Team Ian supports the Development Director to develop the company’s UK wind portfolio.  This role includes site identification, land security, planning and EIA, community consultation, project development, consenting and compliance. 

 

After graduating from the University of Liverpool in 2005 with a BSc in Marine Biology, Ian completed an MSc at the University of Stirling and has worked in the renewable energy sector for the past 10 years, being involved primarily in the consenting and delivery of development projects, specialising in EIA and planning.  Prior to joining 2020, Ian worked for a consultancy providing environmental and planning support to renewable energy developers at all stages of development. Ian was responsible for leading the environmental team in Scotland, delivering services across the onshore wind, offshore wind and solar sectors.  This role included developer secondments, which provided Ian with a clear understanding of the commercial factors which drive energy projects.

 

Ian has detailed knowledge of the renewables industry, particularly in respect of planning and EIA legislation and best practice, as well as a good understanding of environmental management and compliance.  Ian also has extensive experience of community consultation and engagement in relation to renewable energy projects.

Stuart joined the 2020 team in June 2015 and is responsible for delivering our project portfolio through the financial close, construction and operational phases. He integrates the work of the Development and Project Finance teams to ensure that projects are sufficiently developed to meet robust commercial and operational standards.

 

In a 30 year career in construction, Stuart has held management positions with contractors including Alfred McAlpine, Carillion, Henry Boot, Barhale and MWH Treatment. His experience includes a wide variety of civil engineering works in the fields of Energy, Water and Transport. Projects have been delivered on behalf of Clients under a number of different procurement forms, with a recent focus on integrating design and construction. 

 

From his introduction to Civil Engineering during a summer placement, Stuart went on to secure an Honours degree in Civil Engineering and an MBA (Construction Management). He continues to develop his own industry knowledge, whilst bringing a wealth of experience to the 2020 business.

Stephen joined 2020 in November 2015 as Senior Projects Manager to undertake the delivery of projects from consent to Financial Close. He reports and supports the Implementation Director to deliver the company’s UK wind portfolio.

 

Prior to joining 2020 Renewables Stephen was at RES where he gained 5 years’ experience in the delivery of onshore wind projects taking projects from consent to financial close and managing the construction period both in capacities as Project Manager and Construction Site Manger.  His role involved the management of the design, procurement process, programme and budgets to achieve Financial Close as well as the direct management of the construction period as the Principal Contractor. Stephen also spent 5 years with Barr Construction where he undertook the role of Project Coordinator and Section Engineer on a number of civil engineering and structural projects.

 

Stephen has a BEng in Civil Engineering with Architecture from the University of Glasgow and an MSc in Civil Engineering and Construction Management from Heriot Watt University.