Aquamarine man joins hydro crew
Richard Round appointed chief executive at Green Highland Renewables
Perth-based Green Highland Renewables has appointed Aquamarine Power man Richard Round as chief executive.
Round (pictured), who has a 25-year track record in senior finance and leadership roles, will join the small hydro specialist in August.
He will join current GHR managing director Ian Cartwright, who will become chief operating officer for the company’s expanding portfolio of sub-2MW UK schemes.
Round has been chief financial officer of Edinburgh-based wave energy company Aquamarine Power for the past four years, helping to develop the company’s business plan and raising more than £60m.
Before that he was acting chief executive of Novera Energy, where he managed the sale of the wind, landfill gas and hydro group for more than £100m.
Round said: “This is a very exciting time to be joining the business. GHR has successfully consented 37 projects since 2010. The firm has built seven schemes, has eight under construction and will be delivering a very active pipeline over the next few years.
“My role will be to maximise the value of the existing portfolio and develop a strategy to deliver growth. This will free up the existing team to ensure delivery of all aspects of current schemes and actively seek new development opportunities and project partners.”
GHR chairman Paul Capell added: “Richard is a tremendous appointment. His proven abilities in strategy, finance and leadership, particularly in the renewables sector, bring exactly the mix of skills we need at this point in our growth.”
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