21-22 June 2022 | Manchester Central | #RUKGOW22

Student Programme - sponsored by Ørsted

Date:  Wednesday 22 June 2022

Room: Charter 4


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Time Sessions
12:15 - 12:30 Light Buffet Lunch
12:30 - 14:00

 Why choose a career in Offshore Wind?

  • Inspirational climate change & biodiversity keynote
  • Myth-busting case studies. What is it really like working in offshore wind? Hear about the variety of positions offshore wind has to offer from current and past apprentices
  • Industry-led panel discussion. Learn more about the future of the industry and what the offshore wind sector is looking for in its future workforce


Chair: Melanie Onn, Deputy CEO, RenewableUK

Lauren Little, Stakeholder Advisor (Humber), Ørsted

Paul Parry, Business Development Manager (Training), Port of Blyth

Laura Botham, HR Partner, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Cristina Garcia-Duffy, Technical Director, ORE Catapult

Julia Roope, Global Business Development Manager Offshore Wind, Fugro, RenewableUK Shadow Board 

14:00 - 15:00 Exhibition Tour led by Lauren Little, Stakeholder Advisor (Humber), Ørsted
14:30 - 15:30

A11: Offshore Wind Future Leaders: What next?
(Will take place in Charter 2&3, Stream A)


Hear from the RUK shadow board as they reflect on their key takeaways from GOW22. Bring an open mind and be prepared to take part in the conversation, with an interactive Q&A and polls. This is the opportunity to explore everything you’ve learnt over the two days and discuss what the future holds for the offshore wind industry.


Chair: Melanie Onn, Deputy CEO, RenewableUK

Kerry Hayes, Floating Wind Project Development Manager, Simply Blue Energy

Alex Fowler, Head of Offshore Service Extension Sales, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Rakesh Chand, Global Offshore - Digital Manager, ScottishPower Renewables

Amisha Patel, Head of Policy and Public Affairs (Global), Mainstream Renewable Power

Johnathan Love, Project Manager, ORE Catapult