About GWO


Training Committee

GWO members strive for an injury free work environment in the renewable energy industry, through cooperation among the members, who set common standards for safety training and workforce development.

The GWO Training Committee supports this aim by:

  • Driving the development and implementation of new GWO training standards and frameworks
  • Reviewing, maintaining and updating existing GWO training standards to ensure accuracy and validity
  • Communicating benefits and business case from improved efficiency and effectiveness of GWO training
  • Monitoring and evaluating quality of training provision and certification to drive up standards of training
  • Supporting the GWO Secretariat in responding to training queries from GWO members, training providers and other stakeholder

If you have a question or suggestion relating to a current GWO training standard or suggestions for further standards please write to info@globalwindsafety.org.

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

Tove Lunde

Vice Chair of the GWO Training Committee
Vice President, Safety, Security and Sustainability Renewables Equinor
Tove, holding an MSc in Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture, spent 17 years at ExxonMobil before joining Equinor in 2007. As the current VP of Safety, Security, and Sustainability (SSU) for Equinor Renewables since 2017, she oversees offshore wind, solar, and storage safety. Tove also serves on the board of G+ and has chaired it since January 2020. With a diverse background spanning oil/gas, renewables, and HSE, she brings extensive experience in operations and project management.

Bente Boa

Member of the GWO Training Committee
Head of Learning and Development, Off-Shore Wind, Ørsted
Bente has been part of the Global Wind Training Committee since 2017. Bente is Head of Learning & Development in Ørsted Offshore Wind Operation and has years of experience within Learning & Development from both Wind and Shipping.

Heiko Post

Member of the GWO Training Committee
Senior Expert - Global Training Excellence ENERCON Global Service
Heiko Christian Post is a Senior Expert in Global Training Excellence at ENERCON Global Service, and is based in Aurich, Germany. In addition to being a Master electrician, Heiko has a background in adult education and over 25 years of experience in technical training for the wind industry.

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.

Brian Smedegaard Pedersen

Member of the GWO Training Committee
Director, Training Concepts, Vestas
Brian is based in Videbæk, Denmark and has been working for Vestas since 2001 holding various positions as Special task technician, Technical Support to Technicans and Project Management in Technology R&D. Since 2009 he has been working with training both as an instructor and for the last 8 years securing operational readiness to train technicians for Service and Construction.

Raul Ratchoff

Member of the GWO Training Committee
Head of HSSQ Governance, Corio Generation

Nicola Lovati

Member of the GWO Training Committee
HSE Manager at Cubico Sustainable Investments
Consultancy activities for companies for prevention and protection services in compliance with the Legislative Decree 81/08. Expert in Integrated Quality, Environment and Safety Management Systems.

Jamie Rowlands

Member of the GWO Training Committee
Head of Offshore Wind, Vattenfall
I am an experienced Head of Offshore Wind | Operations Manager | General Manager | Business Development Manager, with a track record in executive management roles within global offshore wind operation, service and maintenance sectors, delivering customers maximum uptime and value generation through safe, reliable and cost-efficient technology and maintenance services. During my career, I have worked for / with many top-tier renewable and wind energy organisations, including Npower Renewables, Si

Anna Jalufka

Member of the GWO Training Committee
Group Lead Technical Training, Global Technical Academy, Nordex Group

Steve Ratcliffe

Member of the GWO Training Committee
Development & Construction SHE Advisor, SSE Renewables

Martin Shaw

Member of the GWO Training Committee
Health & Safety Advisor at RWE Renewables

Kevin Wyn Jones

Member of the GWO Training Committee
Global Head of Operations, Skyborn Renewables
With over 18 years of operational experience in both onshore and offshore wind, Kevin strategic leader and manager in the renewable energy industry. I have a Masters CMI Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership, as well as a Bachelor's degree in Occupational Safety and Health. Kevin is currently the Global Head of Operations at Skyborn Renewables, a leading provider of renewable energy solutions.

Sami Walid El Daoud

Member of the GWO Training Committee
Head of Global Training Excellence at Siemens Gamesa
Sami is currently Head of Global Training Excellence, where he is responsible for the development and governance of competence frameworks, training portfolios, and qualification management for all internal, external and customer site personnel across Service operations.

Tom Van Tiggelen

Member of the GWO Training Committee
Head of Health & Safety at ENGIE Renewables Global Business Unit

Javier Guiral Alda

Member of the GWO Training Committee
Environment Health and Safety Manager, Ocean Winds
Corporate EH&S Manager. Strategic management of the Occupational Health and Safety at the international level with excellence criteria. Vision, experience, expertise, monitoring and control performance, team management and alignment with business requirements.

Heather Chambers

Member of the GWO Training Committee
Head of SHEQ UK & IE, BayWa r.e. EMEA
Heather Chambers is the Head of SHEQ at BayWa r.e. UK and Ireland. Her team is responsible for occupational health and safety management, BayWa r.e.'s environmental impact, as well as measuring and controlling quality within the business. She was recently elected to serve as the Chair of Safety on Safety On's Leadership Board. Heather holds a NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety and has over 12 years of experience in the Renewable Energy Industry.