Future Leaders 2021 Programme

Created by future leaders, for future leaders

Date: Wednesday  08 December 2021
Time: 08:00 - 17:30
Location: London

Event Programme
08:00 - 09:00 
Opening address
  • Virginia Ruiz Albacete, Head of Offshore Transaction Support and Analysis,  ScottishPower Renewables

  • Ajai Ahluwalia, Principal Strategy and Business Developer, Equinor
09:00 - 09:45
The inspirational leader
  • Greg Jackson, Founder and CEO, Octopus Energy
09:45 - 10:45
The role of the renewables leader

What does leadership in renewables mean, and how do you demonstrate it and leverage it as one’s career progresses?

How do future leaders influence the culture and practices of their organisation and sector and why is it important?

What makes a renewable energy leader; what attributes are required?

How do future leaders in the sector differ from ‘traditional’ leaders?

  • Michelle Gallagher, Bid Director, SSE Renewables
  • Lindsay McQuade, Chief Executive Officer, ScottishPower Renewables
  • Benj Sykes, Vice President, UK Offshore. Head of Market Development, Consenting & External Affairs, Ørsted
10:45 - 11:15 Refreshment break

11:15 - 12:15
The renewables leader as a mentor and coach

What is the role of mentoring and coaching?

How do you bridge the gap between early career and future senior roles? Who could / should you engage with and why?

How do you promote diversity and inclusivity within your approach to leadership and why is it important?

What will Net Zero require in terms of talent and skills?

12:15 - 13:15 Networking & lunch

13:15 - 14:15
Inspiring leadership in renewables and quiz the Shadow Board Leaders
  • Virginia Ruiz Albacete, Head of Offshore Transaction Support and Analysis,  ScottishPower Renewables
  • Ajai Ahluwalia, Principal Strategy and Business Developer, Equinor
  • Gemma Head, Head of Skills & Company Secretary, EEEGR
  • Emily Woolfenden,  Senior Policy Advisor, Ørsted
  • Suzanne Clifton, Asset Manager, OW Ocean Winds
  • Vicki Moore, Marketing Director, Taylor Hopkinson
  • Emma Andrews,  Director, Burges Salmon
 
Parallel Workshop Sessions 

 
Collaboration 

How do leaders work with others to achieve success, and how is success measured?

  • Gordon MacDugall, Managing Director,  Baywa.re
  • Ian Hunter, Managing Director Support Services UK&I, RES


 Visioning 

How do leaders set a vision and how do they bring others along with them to move from vision to strategy?

  • Stephen Bull, RenewableUK Chair, Executive Vice President- Renewables, Aker Solutions


Empowerment
 

How do leaders focus on key operational areas and how do they gain a grasp of them without operational micro-management?

  • Una Brosnan, Offshore New Markets Manager, Mainstream Renewable Power

 
Innovation 

Where should today’s leaders be focusing their energies? What impact will digitalisation and advances in technology have on our ways of working?

15:30 - 15:45

Afternoon break

15:45 - 16:45
Visionary renewables leadership and quiz the Leader

A new leader’s vision for the next 10 year. Will include feedback, ideas and Q&A from the audience.

  • Dan McGrail, Chief Executive, RenewableUK
16:45 - 17:30
Closing remarks
  • Stephen Bull, RenewableUK Chair, Executive Vice President- Renewables, Aker Solutions

17:30 

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