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Jonathan Cole has been named the new chairman of the Global Wind Energy Council. Previously, Jonathan was head of Iberdrola’s offshore wind business and now holds the position of CEO at Corio Generation, the offshore wind developer created by Macquarie Asset Management’s Green Investment Group.
Jonathan succeeds Morten Dyrholm, Vestas’ Group Senior Vice President, Marketing, Communications, Sustainability and Public Affairs, who has been in the GWEC chairmanship role since 2016. Jonathan has held a number of other industry positions in recent years, including Board member of RenewableUK, Chairman of the Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation (G+), Chairman of the UK’s Offshore Wind Programme Board (appointed by the UK Secretary of State), Chairman of the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult’s Industry Advisory Group, and Member of the UK’s Offshore Wind Industry Council.