August 27, 2020

Karin Borg steps down as GWO Vice Chair

In her eighteen months as vice chair of Global Wind Organisation, Karin has played a decisive role in shaping our Global Strategy: Safety without Borders 2020-2022

GWO Vice Chair Karin Borg is making a career decision to leave Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and move to GE Grid as Global Head of HSE, and this regrettably means she is also leaving GWO.

In her eighteen months as vice chair of Global Wind Organisation, Karin has played a decisive role in shaping our Global Strategy: Safety without Borders 2020-2022, and she has dedicated countless hours to the Executive Committee, especially during the uniquely challenging circumstances of Covid-19 lockdown.

Jakob Lau Holst, CEO of GWO explained. “I am of course very sorry to see Karin go, but would like to thank both her and SGRE for their continued support of our work. On Karin’s part, her backing of GWO’s mission, diligence, and objectivity in performing the role of Vice Chair have been unwavering. These are virtues I think we can all recognise and hope to find from our leaders.”

Paul Robbins, Chair of the GWO Executive Committee added: “Karin has contributed to safety in our industry in a way that will last long beyond her departure from GWO. Her skills and diplomacy have helped us to deliver effectively on our mission to create an injury free working environment in wind and she will be missed.”

“It has been my pleasure to work on behalf of SGRE for the benefit of our workforce, to keep people safe in this most important of industries,” said Karin. “In my time as Vice Chair, the organisation has matured and set an ambitious long-term strategy which has my full confidence. I know the people who lead GWO into the future will continue to give everything for the cause of worker safety in wind and I urge more people and organisations to get behind the mission of GWO. Lastly, I would like to thank my colleagues from GWO’s membership and the Secretariat for all their support and friendship.”  

Karin’s seat as Vice Chair of the GWO Executive Committee will remain vacant until March 2021 when Leading Members elect her replacement at the GWO Annual General Meeting. The nomination process will commence in January 2021.

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