Dame Denise Holt, British Ambassador to Spain from 2007 to 2009, has been appointed to the Board of ScottishPower Renewables, a subsidiary of Iberdrola Renovables, as a non-executive director.
Susan Deacon, Chairman of ScottishPower Renewables, said: “We are delighted to welcome Dame Denise Holt to ScottishPower Renewables. Dame Denise has a wealth of experience and we are sure she will be a major asset to the Board.”
Dame Denise said: “I am looking forward to working with a first class team at ScottishPower Renewables to help ensure the success of major renewable energy investments in the UK. The continued development of renewable energy sources will be important for both the economic growth and achieving global carbon reduction targets.”
Notes for Editors
Denise Holt was a career diplomat. After 14 years as Research Analyst for Spain and Portugal (1970-84), she served overseas in Ireland and Brazil. She was appointed Ambassador to Mexico in 2002-2005. She was FCO Director for Human Resources (1999 - 2001) and Director for Migration (2005-2007). She is now a Non-Executive Director of HSBC Bank plc and holds a number of public appointments.
ScottishPower Renewables is part of Iberdrola Renovables, the largest wind energy company in the world with an installed capacity of more than 12,000 MW at the end of 2010, and a pipeline of over 60,000 MW.
ScottishPower Renewables had around 930 MW of installed capacity at the end of 2010, and a pipeline of more than 7,400 MW.
Iberdrola Renovables has a presence in 23 countries around the world.