The GWO Secretariat has grown from two to eight employees in the space of eighteen months
We are delighted to welcome three new team members to the GWO Secretariat. Liz Carroll (pictured left) and Fabrizia Samarelli (centre) join as Office Assistants. Alex Booker has joined as Training Project Manager.
Alex has worked in wind energy since 2006 and brings considerable experience in engineering, technical training and instruction. He began his career within the airline industry, after which he carried out several roles in operations management, installation and latterly training, with Vestas. He will be responsible for helping GWO develop and review its training standards to help create a safer and more productive workforce.
Liz and Fabrizia will provide vital support and administration for the GWO secretariat, which has grown from two to eight employees in the space of 18 months.
Liz joined GWO after working as Clerical Officer in the government relations industry in her native Ireland. With her wide experience of business admininstration and customer service, Liz will support GWO’s operations and training development teams.
Fabrizia previously worked in London’s commercial insurance market where she was an executive assistant at insurance broker BdB. Her focus will primarily be on supporting the association’s communication and stakeholder relations activity, while sharing several other customer service/support functions.
Jakob Lau Holst, CEO of Global Wind Organisation, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Alex, Fabrizia and Liz to the GWO team, and we look forward to working with them to continue and keep improving safety standards in the wind industry.”
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