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The GWO Audit and Compliance Committee provides an independent appraisal and compliance function.

Its primary focus is to ensure the adequacy and effectiveness of the GWO certification process as adopted and used by third party accredited certification bodies. It also supports the Executive Committee to discharge its overall responsibilities and to deliver a robust framework enabling the certification process for training providers. The final key responsibility of the committee is to handle complaints and non-conformities.

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.

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.

Louis Smith

Member of the GWO Audit & Compliance Committee
Head of Health, Safety and Environment, Cubico Sustainable Investments

Mr. Yang Hongyuan

China Lead Representative
Wind Energy Vice Manager China General Certification (CGC)

Dr. Marko Ladehoff

Member of the GWO Audit & Compliance Committee
Director DEU QHSE, Nordex SE

Klaus Rønde

Member of the GWO Audit & Compliance Committee
Head of Health, Safety and Environment Vestas Global Service

Howard Xie

Member of the Audit & Compliance Committee
Senior EHS Manager, Envision Energy

Tim Hillsdon

Member of the GWO Audit & Compliance Committee
Head of HSE&S Innogy UK & Innogy Onshore Wind (UK&CE), RWE Innogy

YiJun Jia

Member of the GWO Audit & Compliance Committee
CGN Wind Power Ltd