Charlie confirms ScottishPower Renewables' leadership lineup


ScottishPower Renewables CEO, Charlie Jordan, has finalised the new line-up at the top of the leading green energy developer with two appointments to his leadership team.

Gillian Noble – formerly Sales Director within ScottishPower’s energy retail business  – takes up the role of Managing Director – Offshore, Development & Operations.


Her responsibilities include the 5GW of floating wind being developed off the north and east coasts of Scotland in partnership with Shell through the ScotWind process, a 2GW fixed-bottom project off the west coast of Islay, and a 3GW pipeline of Irish offshore wind projects, as well as all operational fleet in the SPR portfolio.

Gillian joined ScottishPower in 2000 via the Retail Graduate programme and has held various roles across the business including Energy Services, Affinity Sales and Customer Management. As Sales Director, she led the delivery of Power Purchase Agreements and Smart Solutions customer sales as well as core energy acquisitions.

Ross Ovens becomes Managing Director – Offshore, East Anglia Hub and will continue to lead on these three exciting projects, having successfully secured a Contract for Difference (CfD) for East Anglia THREE and development consents for East Anglia ONE North and TWO earlier this year.


Ross joined the Iberdrola Group in 2014 and has over 20 years’ experience in onshore and offshore wind delivery, including leading Iberdrola’s Wikinger project in the Baltic Sea and his previous role as Project Director for the East Anglia Hub.

Gillian and Ross join Barry Carruthers, Managing Director – Onshore, UK and Ireland, to complete ScottishPower Renewables’ leadership team under CEO Charlie Jordan.

Charlie said: “It’s fantastic to bring Gillian and Ross on board to lead the delivery of an incredible 13GW of offshore wind projects across the UK and Ireland. That’s enough homegrown green electricity to power the equivalent of more than 14 million homes and will transform how we power our lives in the years ahead, so it’s vital we have the right people in place to make that happen.

“This is a really exciting time for the renewables industry as a whole – and our business in particular – as we progress an unrivalled 20GW pipeline of onshore wind, solar and offshore wind projects across the UK & Ireland, with 16 projects securing a CfD in the recent government allocation round alone.

“Add that to our existing portfolio of close to 3GW in operation and we’re in prime position to continue to lead renewable energy development and delivery across the UK and Ireland – at pace – to secure a cleaner, greener and better future, quicker.

“I look forward to working with Gillian, Ross, Barry and colleagues across our business to deliver on that commitment as soon as possible.”