Brown is new RenewableUK chair

Industry body RenewableUK has named Julian Brown, UK country director for Areva Wind, as its new chairman.

Brown is chairman of the Norstec offshore network as well as heading up the French wind turbine group’s UK operation. He is also a Recharge Thought Leader.

Brown was elected to succeed current incumbent Andrew Jamieson, who has held the post since 2010 and is stepping down to focus on his role as chief executive of the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult.

Brown said: “Having enjoyed my role on the board over the last 18 months, I’m delighted to take on the role of chairman, to help to guide the industry through the period ahead, including the important challenges of moving to the Contracts for Difference system and the upcoming General Election.”