Vicki Buchan Joins RenewableUK Shadow Board

Vicki Buchan, Head of Marketing at Taylor Hopkinson, has been selected for a new RenewableUK shadow board. Vicki is one of 8 women and 3 men to join the shadow board, designed to provide a more diverse range of views on key issues to the organisation’s main Board.
The Shadow Board will meet at least four times a year. Members will sit for 18 months, and the Chair for 2 years. The Chair will be elected at the Shadow Board’s first meeting early next year. The 11 successful applicants represent a wide range of companies across the sector, offering high levels of expertise in electrical engineering, project management, law, marketing, asset management, business development, environmental management and public affairs. They are in senior positions but none has previous Board-level experience. Vicki Buchan commented…
“I am delighted to have been selected to be part of this new initiative, and excited about the opportunity to work with a diverse and talented group from across the renewables industry. The Shadow Board will offer the chance to engage on renewable energy challenges at a strategic level. I’m looking forward to gaining Board-level exposure and also having direct input into key issues in our industry, including diversity and skills. Our industry is changing and so are the people who work in it. This Shadow Board represents modern Britain, with a diverse talent base and a gender balance and a shared view on creating a more sustainable future.”
Tom Hopkinson, Taylor Hopkinson CEO added…
“We look forward to seeing Vicki develop and bring influence to key issues through this innovative and inspiring initiative from RUK.”
The eleven new shadow board members will be joined by RenewableUK’s Chair Stephen Bull (Senior Vice President for Wind and Low Carbon Development at Equinor) and Board Member Lindsay McQuade, (Chief Executive of ScottishPower Renewables) to provide a link to the main Board. Stephen Bull said…
“We want to hear fresh ideas from the most talented up and coming women and men from diverse backgrounds in this innovative sector. The Shadow Board can provide insight and analysis from a different perspective, and in return they’ll get valuable Board-level experience. RenewableUK is keen to play a pro-active role in developing the careers of our members, so they can step up to the top table. The Shadow Board gives them a pathway to do this.”
Lindsay McQuade said…
“The sheer volume of high-calibre applicants from all parts of our sector demonstrates just how many women and men deserve to be fast-tracked. This industry is attracting the brightest and the best because many people are passionately committed to making a difference by taking practical action against climate change. This industry has become a career choice for the most dynamic Chief Executives of the future”.
The composition of the Shadow Board in terms of ethnicity and gender underlines the association’s commitment to diversity.

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