New President For European Wind Energy Association

The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) has elected Andrew Garrad (pictured) as its new President. Andrew Garrad joined the wind energy industry in 1979 and was President and later Chairman of GL Garrad Hassan, the world’s largest independent renewable energy consultancy, with 1,000 employees in 27 countries devoted to renewable energy.

Andrew Garrad built his first wind turbine when he was eighteen in 1971 and was awarded in 2006 the Poul la Cour Prize for his outstanding contribution to wind energy.

“I believe that the wind industry needs to respond urgently to the market conditions that face us now to ensure that we are positioned to become the major provider ofEurope’s energy early in the 21st century. I am honoured by my election and humbled by the task ahead,” he says.

The new President will form a new leadership team for EWEA, together with EWEA’s new Chief Executive Officer Thomas Becker who starts in April.

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