Former Great Grimsby MP Becomes RenewableUK Deputy CEO
RenewableUK has appointed the former Member of Parliament for Great Grimsby Melanie Onn as the new Deputy Chief Executive Officer.
The appointment follows the news that Deputy Chief Executive Emma Pinchbeck is leaving the organization and taking the role of Chief Executive of Energy UK.
At the position of Deputy CEO, Onn will lead on helping supply chain members to grow, and on the development of the skilled workforce the industry needs, including opening up wider areas of the sector to more women.
Onn will particularly focus on public speaking and media work once she begins the new role on 9 March.
“I’m absolutely delighted that a talented and passionate public servant of Melanie’s calibre has chosen this role as her next step after serving as an MP. She’s a powerful advocate for renewable energy and has been instrumental in the transformation of Grimsby, a global hub for offshore wind,” said RenewableUK’s Chief Executive Hugh McNeal.
“We wish Emma all the best in her exciting new role. She’s brought expertise and passion to RenewableUK’s work to deliver an energy transition with renewables at its heart.”