About GWO

Committees

Executive committee

Eloy Jauregui Martin

Chair of Global Wind Organisation
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.

Karin Borg

Vice Chair, GWO Executive Committee
Head of Corporate HSE, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
Karin was elected Vice Chair of GWO in 2019. Since joining the wind industry in 2007, she has directed global HSE programmes at some of the world's largest manufacturers.

Paul Robbins

Vice Chair, Executive Committee
Chief H&S Specialist Vestas Wind Systems
Paul became vice chairman of GWO in 2018 and has been involved with the association since 2014. Paul supports the GWO membership as it aligns training and safety requirements in the global wind power sector.

Jill Lees

Vice Chair, GWO Executive Committee
Director of HSE and Sustainability: E.ON Climate & Renewables
Jill has over 30 years’ energy sector experience, leading transformational engineering projects globally. A chemistry graduate, she also has a PhD in material science and believes passionately in encouraging women to progress in engineering and technology.

John Barrie

Chair of the GWO Training Committee
Senior Director, Technical & Safety Training Vestas Wind Systems
John has worked in senior training roles within the renewable energy and industrial sectors for a number of years. At GWO he helps co-ordinate the development of new standards alongside the secretariat.

Neil Pickthall

Vice Chair, GWO Training Committee
Renewable Operations Competency & Development Team Manager: SSE
Neil had a long and distinguished career in the Royal Air Force before working first in academia and today as Competency and Development Team Manager at SSE. His key focus areas are recruitment, development and mentoring of trainees.

Lisa C Mallon CMIOSH

Chair of GWO Audit & Compliance Committee
EHS Projects and Services Executive, GE Renewable Energy
Lisa has 20 years’ EHS experience having held various advocacy roles within the UK. She joined GE in 2009 and is currently leading EHS in its Wind Projects and Service business.

Jesper Hansen

Vice Chair, GWO Audit & Compliance Committee
Head of Safety Assurance & Improvement, 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.

Qin Haiyan

Chair, GWO China Committee
General Secretary, China Wind Energy Association and Director of China General Certification
Qin Haiyan was elected Chair of the GWO China Committee in 2017. He is General Secretary of Chinese Wind Energy Association, vice-chairman of IECRE, Vice Chairman of WWEA, and Director of China General certification Center.

Brian Walencik

Chair, GWO North America Committee
EHS Director, Americas: GE Renewable Energy
Brian was elected Chair of the GWO North America Committee in February 2019. He has 25+ years' experience in EHS roles with GE.