About GWO


Board of Directors

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John Barrie

Chair of the GWO Board of Directors
Global Head of Training, Vestas Wind Systems A/S
John has worked in senior training roles within the renewable energy and industrial sectors for a number of years. At GWO he has previously helped co-ordinate the development of new standards alongside the secretariat as chair of the training committee, and is now Chair of the Board of Directors.

Eloy Jauregui Martin

Vice-chair of the GWO Board of Directors
Health and Safety Director Acciona Energia
Eloy was elected Chairman of GWO in 2018. He has held senior health and safety roles in the renewable energy sector since 1997 and holds degrees in industrial engineering and sustainable global business.

Jesper Hansen

Chair of GWO Audit & Compliance Committee
QHSE Leader and Incident Investigator, Ørsted
Jesper is a specialist in incident management and compliance in the wind industry. Before joining the sector, Jesper worked with the Danish Safety Technology Authority as a specialist, with focus on compliance and auditing against EU standards and directives.

Ann Duedahl

Chair of the GWO Training Committee
Global Learning Leader, GE Renewable Energy
Ann has been working with GWO actively in the Training Committee since 2014 with SGRE, and has been Chair of the Training Committee since 2022

Thor Inge Throndsen

Vice Chair, GWO Training Committee
HSE Manager for North Sea Offshore Wind Operations, Equinor.
Thor has more than 30 years' experience in different HSE roles in the energy industry. He joined Equinor (Statoil) in 1996 and started in offshore wind in 2018. He worked for the Norweigian Petroleum Safety Authorities from 1990-96.

Peter Lloyd

Vice-chair of GWO Audit & Compliance Committee
Senior Health and Safety Specialist – Special Projects Vattenfall
Peter brought his 3 decades experience as helicopter pilot, risk manager, trainer and auditor into the renewable wind industry in 2011, he currently is a strategic specialist in Vattenfall and joined the Audit and Compliance committee in 2021, becoming vice-chair in 2022.

Wesley Witt

Chair, GWO North America Committee
Senior Vice President of Health, Safety, Security and Environmental, RWE Renewables Americas
Wes is an experienced HSE professional and has been in his role at RWE since 2022. Wes earned his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in safety, security and emergency management from Eastern Kentucky University.

Ma Chunling

Member of the GWO Board of Directors and Chair of the China Committee
Supervisor of Offshore Wind Training Center Goldwind Science & Technology Co. LTD
Ma Chun Ling has represented Goldwind as a member of GWO since 2019. She is responsible for the OEM's GWO training centres in the region and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2023.

René Burholt Svanum

Member of the GWO Board of Directors
Head of Global Training - Siemens Gamesa
René is currently Head of Global Training in Siemens Gamesa where he heads the Training Decision Board formulating Siemens Gamesa's training strategy and prioritization of efforts in support of strategic goals, governing training across Service, Offshore and Onshore business units.

Howard Xie

Member of the GWO Board of Directors and Vice Chair of China Committee
Senior EHS Manager, Envision Energy
Howard is an EHS Director responsible for the Envision Global Project, service and hydrogen. He is also a Compliance Commissioner for Envision international business regions. He has represented the company on various committees since 2018 and was elected to the GWO Board of Directors in 2023.