- 14:25 - 15:20
Andrew was appointed as Chief Executive of the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult in November 2012. ORE Catapult and its National Renewable Energy Centre, brings together knowledge, expertise, industrial assets and resources to help businesses to develop innovative, reliable and cost effective technologies in the UK, to generate electricity from offshore renewable energy. Andrew was previously at ScottishPower, where he held key roles in engineering, marketing and financial planning. In 2004 he moved to ScottishPower Renewables where he was responsible for energy policy and regulation. Andrew was Chairman of RenewableUK from 2010 until February 2014 and is also a former Chairman of Scottish Renewables. He sits on the Scottish Government's Energy Advisory Board and in 2010 co-chaired joint industry/ government working groups to produce the Scottish Offshore Wind Industry Route Map, and the Scottish National Infrastructure Plan, setting out key milestones to achieving thriving offshore wind and marine power industries in Scotland. Andrew also chaired an industry/ government led cost reduction task force that proposed key actions to allow the offshore wind industry to hit cost targets by 2020.