SafetyOn is the health and safety organisation for the Onshore wind sector.
Providing leadership in health and safety for the dynamic and innovative onshore wind industry, we ensure transparency about the industry’s H&S performance, as well as assisting industry stakeholders to see that key emerging risks are mitigated through co-operation and shared learning.
We work to:
- provide health and safety leadership across the onshore wind sector;
- seek participation of companies from across the onshore wind sector and partner with relevant trade organisations, consultancies and others;
- monitor and gather data on the health and safety performance of the sector;
- make use of and ensure effective communication of new and existing good practice and experience both from the UK and internationally;
- seek to share knowledge and good practice with associated sectors, including offshore wind, conventional generation and power networks, in the UK and beyond as appropriate
Working through the Energy Institute we will establish an open network of safety and health experts, professionals and stakeholders to promote a strong, sustainable and continually improving health and safety culture. Thousands are employed in the UK’s onshore wind industry, and SafetyOn is playing a part in making sure they go home safe.
Don Mackay, Director of Operations, EDF Renewables
Don has 20 years of experience in a variety of roles in the renewables sector delivering onshore and offshore windfarms. Presently responsible for the delivery and operations of EDF Renewables on and offshore wind portfolio. Passionate about driving improvement in safety, whether in the delivery or operational phases, for on or offshore renewables projects.
Julian Martin, Managing Director, Enercon Services UK Ltd
Julian has been involved in the UK onshore wind market since 2006. Initially working in the sub MW Medium Wind Turbine space he is now active in the multi-MW sector leading UK Operation & Maintenance service provision for ENERCON.
He is a Board Member on the Safety On H&S Leadership Organisation; Committee Member on the PEL/088 UK Wind Turbine Shadow Group; UK representative on the IEC61400-28 Through Life Management & Life Extension of Wind Farms Project Team; and was a UK representative on IEC61400-1 Ed4 Maintenance Team MT01.
As a supplier of system solutions for renewable energies, ENERCON develops efficient onshore wind energy converters and innovative technologies in the integrated energy sector. ENERCON Services UK Ltd provide Commissioning, Operation & Maintenance Services in the UK Onshore Wind market for over 1.25GW installed capacity.
Adam Greenslade, Head of Northern Europe Operations – Onshore Wind, RWE Renewables
Adam Greenslade is Head of Onshore Operations Northern Europe for RWE Renewables. Adam has worked in a number of industries spanning Defence, Nuclear, Energy Supply and for the last 10+ years in Renewables where he currently maintains and operates onshore renewable assets (Wind & Battery) across Ireland, UK and the Nordics.
Adam studied Economics and applied mathematics (Operational Research MSc) and enjoys applying the problem solving mindset to the industries challenges.
Alexander Urquhart, Operation Director North Europe, GE Renewable Energy
Member bio coming soon
Anders Falkfjell, Head of Operations, Fred. Olsen Renewables
Anders joined Fred. Olsen Renewables in 2002 and has since managed operation of the Company’s wind farms. Anders has experience from Industrial Operation & Maintenance both as Technical Manager with Elkem and Business Manager with ABB prior to joining Fred. Olsen Renewables.
Anders holds a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology).
Damien Zachlod, Managing Director for the UK & Ireland, Nordex Acciona
Damien joined Nordex Acciona in October 2021 as the Managing Director for the UK & Ireland business, he has more than 20 years of international energy industry experience with EDF Energy and Vestas before joining Nordex. His industry experience covers private electrical networks, multi-utility network provision and energy services before moving into the wind industry in 2010. Damien is very happy to join the Safety On leadership board and have an opportunity to provide his support as the industry collaborates to raise Health & Safety standards.
Damien started his career working in financial and business analysis in the manufacturing and IT sectors before starting a journey across infrastructure deal pricing, contract management, business development, sales and market entry before accepting his current cross functional responsibilities. He has worked on projects across the UK, Europe and Asia.
Damien has a business degree from the University of Plymouth and is a CIMA Chartered Management Accountant. He lives in London with his family.
Dan McGrail, Chief Executive, RenewableUK Association
Dan McGrail took up his post of Chief Executive at RenewableUK in May 2021. Previously he was the CEO of Siemens Engines. He joined Siemens UK in 2004 and has worked in a variety of roles across the energy industry.
Between 2010 and 2014 he led Siemens plans to develop and invest in offshore wind turbine manufacturing in the UK, securing the world-class offshore wind turbine blade factory and port facility in Hull, negotiating with the UK government and overseeing one of the company’s most significant factory investments in its recent history.
He served as Chair of the Association of Decentralised Energy from 2016 to 2019 and was Vice Chair until February 2021. He set up the Heat Network Industry Council to engage politicians and drive policy reform to build zero carbon heat networks.
Dan graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in 2003 with a degree in International Business Studies and Spanish. During his studies he spent a year at the University of Alicante and is fluent in Spanish. After graduating, he qualified with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. More recently he completed the CBI Leadership programme, in London, Brussels and Washington DC.
Dan Thomas, Operations and Grid Director, Banks Renewables
Dan is responsible for Banks Group’s operational portfolio of renewable generation projects and the delivery of new grid connections for projects in development. The present Banks Group operational portfolio totals 220MW of onshore wind generation in Yorkshire, Scotland and the North of England. His responsibility includes Health and Safety management, asset performance and management of grid risks on transmission and distribution connected projects. Dan has worked in the power industry for twenty four years in roles with Alstom, Econnect, EDF Energy Networks and Midlands Electricity. Dan is a Chartered Electrical Engineer and is a member of the Renewable UK Grid and Systems group.
Dan lives in Hexham with his family.
Dennis Geyermann, Vice President O&M United Kingdom, Continent/UK/SE Europe, Statkraft
Member bio coming soon
Jason Welch, Managing Director, Deutsche Windtechnik
Member bio coming soon
Keith Wallace, Service Director, UK and Ireland, Vestas Celtic Wind Technology Ltd
Keith has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Leeds University, is a Chartered Engineer and has had a 33 year career within the global power generation and oil and gas industries in various technical, sales and leadership roles. Keith held a number of engineering and sales position with Cooper Energy Services and Rolls-Royce’s Energy Business covering gas turbines and rotating machinery before progressing into various leadership positions. Keith led the Rolls-Royce Energy division’s Service Sales in Europe, Middle East & Africa then was promoted to Regional Director leading both operations and sales.
He took over as Global Field Operations Director leading the development of service operations in various emerging markets. Keith moved into Onshore Wind in 2008 as Service Director for Vestas in UK & Ireland. In this role he led the transformation of the business in the early years and progressed onto to develop the business through a continued period of successful expansion with 2.3GW currently under contract and ambitions for further growth in the wider service sector
Lindsay McQuade, CEO, ScottishPower Renewables
Lindsay McQuade is Chief Executive Officer of ScottishPower’s Renewables Business. She is responsible for the operation of over 2 GW of onshore wind and the development, construction and operation of future developments and storage plant across the UK and Ireland.
Under the direction of Lindsay, Health and Safety is the priority consideration in the conduct of our operations as the company remains fully committed to the achievement of a safe, healthy and enjoyable work environment that causes no harm to employees, contractors, visitors and members of the public.
Prior to her appointment as CEO, Lindsay was the Policy & Innovation Director of ScottishPower Renewables, having held a number of strategic roles across ScottishPower over the last 20 years.
Lindsay is a board director at Renewable UK and former director at Scottish Renewables, helping to shape and inform the policy and regulatory environment for deployment and integration of renewable generation across the UK.
She holds a BA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Strathclyde, qualified as an Associate Member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers and took part in the fourth edition of the Energising Leadership Programme in conjunction with ESADE Business School.
Martin Maeso, Technical Director, Energy Institute
Martin Maeso is the Technical Director for the Energy Institute responsible for the EI’s technical programme developing good practice across the energy sector, and for the EI’s publishing activities.
Previously Martin was the Environmental Policy Advisor for the Automobile Association, and before this worked for the Department of the Environment on Air Quality policy. A Chartered Environmentalist, with a degree in Environmental Biology from Liverpool University
Richard Dibley, Managing Director, Falck Renewables Wind Ltd
Member bio coming soon
Robert Bryce, Head of Onshore Operations, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Ltd
Robert Bryce is Head of Onshore Operations for SGRE and is responsible for a 16GW fleet across Northern Europe and the Middle East. He has been in the business for nine years following a decade in construction. Being a member of the SafetyOn leadership board is a privilege for Robert and he welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with peers to raise the standards of the industry.
Robert studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of the West of Scotland before completing a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Strathclyde University. He lives in Perthshire with his young family.
Simon Deacon, Operations & Maintenance Director, UK & Ireland, Renewable Energy Systems
Member bio coming soon
Stephen Trotter, Managing Director, Natural Power
Stephen is the Managing Director for Natural Power, an independent, international, renewable energy consultancy and service provider. The business has its headquarters in Scotland with offices in France, Ireland, the US and activities in more than 40 countries. It operates through all phases of the project lifecycle - development, construction and operations.
Stephen joined the business in 2017. Prior to that he was Managing Director for ABB’s Power Systems business for UK and Ireland for more than 15 years. As part of this role he represented ABB on a number of industry associations including the Offshore Wind Programme Board.
Stephen is a chartered electrical engineer by background with experience in consultancy, service and project construction.
Stuart Hood, Head of Operations and Maintenance, SSE
Stuart is Head of Operations and Maintenance for SSE Renewables Onshore operational portfolio. The present SSE Renewables operational portfolio totals 2.4 GW of installed capacity with assets operating across Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Stuart joined SSE in 2009 and has held various roles within SSE Generation and SSE Renewables, in addition to currently heading the Onshore O&M team, Stuart is a Board Director of several of SSE Renewables Onshore Wind Joint Venture Company’s including the 522MW Clyde Wind Farm Scotland Limited.
Will Wason, Director of Project Delivery, Vattenfall
Will is Director of Project Delivery for Vattenfall’s onshore business, bringing over 20 years’ experience working within the upstream energy industry in various technical, business development, project management, and leadership roles within the Wind, Geothermal and Oil & Gas sectors. He has worked in North & South America, Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and the Far East.
He is focussed on leadership, with an aspiration to use the experiences he has gained in his career to help develop members of his team to achieve their potential every day, in order to reach the goal of engineering, procuring and constructing Vattenfall’s renewable energy projects to a high standard in terms of safety, programme, budget and quality