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Training Committee

GWO members strive for an injury free work environment in the wind turbine industry, through cooperation among the members, who set common standards for safety training and emergency procedures.

The GWO Training Committee supports this aim by:

  • Driving the development and implementation of new GWO training standards for the wind industry
  • 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 stakeholders

John Barrie

Chair of the GWO Training Committee
Global Head of Technical & Safety 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 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.

Uwe Sarrazin

Member of the GWO Training Committee
Head of Global Education & Learning GE Renewable Energy

Bente Boa

Member of the GWO Training Committee
Head of Learning and Development Ørsted Windpower

Guo Chengyin

Member of the GWO Training Committee
Safety Management Department Supervisor Goldwind Science & Technology Co., LTD.

Elizabeth Mygind

Member of the GWO Training Committee
Manager, Technical & Safety Training, Operations, MHI Vestas

Ronnie Vindbjerg

Member of the GWO Training Committee
Head of Training and Development MHI Vestas

Thor Inge Throndsen

Member of the GWO Training Committee
Safety & Sustainability Manager, Equinor

Ma Chunling

Member of the GWO Training Committee
Supervisor of Offshore Wind Training Center Goldwind Science & Technology Co. LTD

Ann Duedahl

Member of the GWO Training Committee
Head of Global Training Excellence Siemens Gamesa Wind Power

Martin Brendjes

Member of the GWO Training Committee
Division Manager Global Training at ENERCON Service Deutschland GmbH

Andreas Ehrbar

Member of the GWO Training Committee
Head of Technical Training, Senvion