DONG’s UK Chairman Announces Retirement
- Business & Finance
DONG Energy’s UK Country Chairman Brent Cheshire will retire in June after 13 years with the company.
Matthew Wright, who comes from a position as CEO of Southern Water, has been appointed to succeed Brent Cheshire and will become the new Managing Director of DONG Energy UK effective of 1 June 2017.
Brent Cheshire was DONG Energy’s first UK employee in 2004 and during his tenure the company has invested around GBP 6 billion and has become the UK market leader in offshore wind.
“Having started up the UK operation back in 2004, I’ve seen incredible growth and change, and I’m immensely proud of where the business is standing today,” Cheshire said.
“My career started in oil and gas, so to end up retiring from the UK’s leading offshore wind business has been quite a transformation for me personally. DONG Energy has invested billions into the UK already, and the business is in great shape to continue leading the energy transformation for many years to come.”
Matthew Wright will work with Brent Cheshire from 1 May 2017 to ensure a smooth leadership transition, DONG said.
Henrik Poulsen, CEO of DONG Energy, said: “This is an exciting time for our UK operation with four new offshore wind farms under construction and our first-ever REnescience bioenergy plant set to open later this year as well. I’m delighted that Matthew Wright will be joining us to continue building on this success.”