Green Highland Renewables has appointed experienced energy and utility executive Mark Mathieson as Chief Executive Officer. He will join the firm in August.

Mark has spent over 25 years in various engineering and leadership roles within SSE, most recently spending nine years as the Managing Director of SSE’s Networks business. In this role, Mark led SSE’s three regulated electricity networks as well as SSE’s telecom, lighting services and multi-utility solution operations.

Green Highland Renewables (GHR) was acquired by Ancala Renewables LP, an infrastructure investment vehicle managed by Ancala Partners, in April 2015.

Mark will take over from Richard Round who has led GHR as CEO since 2014 and through the sale of the business to Ancala Renewables. Mark will join the existing management team, comprising Hazel McIntyre, Ian Cartwright and Alex Reading, who have been instrumental in delivering GHR’s early growth.

Commenting on his new appointment, Mark Mathieson said:

“This is an exciting time to be joining the business. Green Highland Renewables has  around 25 projects totalling more than 20MW of capacity in operation or under construction. The company’s new shareholder, Ancala Renewables, has ambitious plans to further grow the business both through GHR’s pipeline of development projects as well as acquisitions. I look forward to working with GHR’s highly capable team to deliver this growth.”

Green Highland Renewables Chairman and Ancala Partners Industry Partner Duncan Whyte said:

“We are pleased to welcome Mark Mathieson to GHR. Mark’s experience at the highest level of the energy and utility sector in the UK will help take the business to the next stage of its development. Mark, together with the rest of the team, will be instrumental in delivering the growth of the business.”

Mr Whyte added “I would like to thank Richard on behalf of the entire board for his contribution to the business and wish him well on his choice to pursue other business interests.”


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