MEMBER NEWS: Apollo Welcomes Richard Dinsdale as Head of Energy Transition

May 3, 2024
MEMBER NEWS: Apollo Welcomes Richard Dinsdale as Head of Energy Transition

Apollo, a leading UK-based engineering, and energy advisory consultancy is delighted to announce the appointment of Richard Dinsdale as our new Head of Energy Transition. Richard’s expertise and commitment to advancing clean energy initiatives will be instrumental in driving Apollo’s mission towards a sustainable future.

“We are delighted to welcome Richard to the Apollo team,” said Andrew Glass, Apollo’s Regional Director. “His proven track record of delivering sustainable outcomes and his dedication to driving impactful change align perfectly with our mission at Apollo. We are confident that Richard’s leadership will further strengthen our position as industry leaders in the field of clean energy.”

Richard Dinsdale joins Apollo with a wealth of experience, having served in key leadership roles across various sectors. His background as an Architect, coupled with his experience in design and construction, brings a unique perspective to energy transition projects. Richard’s journey into clean energy stemmed from his involvement in economic regeneration projects, such as the £600 million Port Regeneration project incorporating an electrolytic Hydrogen production facility. His strategic acumen and visionary approach make him a valuable asset to Apollo’s team.

Reflecting on his new role, Richard Dinsdale said “Joining Apollo presents an opportunity to further advance my commitment to driving impactful energy transitions projects seamlessly, from strategy through design to delivery. I am drawn to Apollo’s innovative approach and the prospect of working with a team truly committed to shaping a brighter, cleaner future for all.”

With Richard Dinsdale joining the team, Apollo reaffirms its commitment to driving sustainable solutions and shaping a cleaner, brighter future for generations to come.

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AREG is the original energy transition organisation, working on behalf of members to empower the energy supply chain and champion its expertise. Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to find out more about membership.

AREG has played an important role in the growth of Scotland’s renewable energy sector, engaging the supply chain and developing the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. However, we are only at the very beginning of the transition that AREG was established to both lead and support so there are still opportunities for companies to get into the constantly evolving renewables supply chain. We look forward to continuing our work together as renewables builds on its place as Scotland’s main source of power, and as we seek to deliver real change in the crucial areas of heat and transport.

Scottish Renewables

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce has worked closely with AREG since its formation. The recent progress in the developments of offshore wind projects by Equinor and Vattenfall are as a result of the work of the group over many years. The north-east is known as the oil and gas capital of Europe. At the Chamber, we believe the region must evolve its position to being recognised as the energy capital. Whilst hydrocarbons will continue to be essential in driving our economy for years to come, the generation of renewable resources will play an increasingly important role in providing cost-effective power, innovative development and economic growth.

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce

The enthusiasm and dedication of the early group that would become AREG was fundamental in us choosing to launch All-Energy in Aberdeen. The first tiny show was held in 2001, and AREG’s Chairman at the time, Jeremy Cresswell, played such an active role that I often describe him in terms such as All-Energy’s ‘midwife’. All-Energy is now the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference in terms of number of attendees, space booked, and number of exhibiting companies. As AREG became firmly established, their presence and support for the event grew spectacularly over the years. We thank them most sincerely for their invaluable input.


Vattenfall has forged a strong working relationship with AREG through the development of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. AREG has worked tirelessly on behalf of the North East and it can take enormous credit for the growth of sustainable energy in the region and the path it has cleared for the region to capture further investment.


Aberdeen City and Shire is emerging as a key location for renewables by successfully transferring its world-class oil and gas expertise into the sector and AREG has done much to advance this through a broad range of initiatives. It has acted as a catalyst in driving further investment in the local economy by engaging with companies, Government, public bodies and existing projects and we have been pleased to support their efforts. Scottish Enterprise will continue to engage with AREG as we increase Scotland’s use of renewable energy.

Scottish Enterprise