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Appointment of the month

Hugh McNeal has been appointed chief executive of RenewableUK. McNeal has worked as a civil servant for much of his career and is currently director of change at the Department of Energy and Climate Change. His previous roles have included chief executive of the Office for Renewable Energy Deployment at DECC, and deputy director of low-carbon business at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Hugh McNeal

McNeal, who takes up his new post in April, said: “It will be a privilege to represent an industry which is playing such a vital role in providing safe, secure power for our country’s homes and businesses, as well as tens of thousands of high quality jobs across the UK.”

RenewableUK’s chairman, Julian Brown, said: “I’m confident that he will steer us to even greater successes in the future. Hugh brings an in-depth knowledge of the entire energy sector to RenewableUK at a crucial moment in the development of wind and marine power.”

RenewableUK’s outgoing chief executive, Maria McCaffery, said: “I am delighted to be handing over the reins to such a capable pair of hands. Hugh has a wealth of experience...

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