Exclusive: Energy Transition Zone proposed by Sir Ian Wood appoints CEO

SourceEnergy Voice
SectorOil & Gas

A new company tasked with realising Sir Ian Wood’s vision of an Energy Transition Zone in the south of Aberdeen has found its CEO.

Maggie McGinlay, a veteran of Scottish Enterprise and Opportunity North East (ONE), will lead the non-profit firm spearheading the development, aimed at establishing Aberdeen as “an all-energy capital of Europe”.

Formerly director of energy at Scottish Enterprise, Ms McGinlay spent 20 years at the Scottish Government economic development body, leading initiatives including the Energy Jobs Taskforce.

Since 2017, she has been deputy CEO of ONE, an organisation set up by former oil boss Sir Ian Wood, which created the concept and led the business case for the Energy Transition Zone (ETZ).

The ETZ has, to date, secured £53m of Scottish and UK Government funding, with ambitions to deliver jobs, high value manufacturing and technology development in areas including offshore wind, hydrogen and carbon capture and storage.

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