David Rodger

David Rodger

With over 15 years’ experience in the energy industry and over 20 years as a civil servant, David has rejoined AREG in the role of CEO.

He returns to AREG where he spent four years as communications manager.

He joined Vattenfall in 2009 and supported the development of the Clashindarroch onshore wind farm near Huntly, as well as the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre, of which AREG was a driving partner, before joining Shell in 2012.

Jean Morrison AREG

Jean Morrison

AREG Chair

Jean was a Labour Councillor on Aberdeen City Council for five years before stepping down in 2017.

For the past 32 years, Jean has managed and developed SCARF, a registered charity tackling fuel poverty and promoting energy efficiency in the north-east of Scotland. She was awarded an MBE for her services to energy efficiency in Scotland in 2002.

Philip Bell

AREG Director

Philip became the Scottish Conservative councillor for the Lower Deeside ward in Aberdeen City in May 2017.

He has worked in the oil and gas sector for 35 years at some of the North Sea’s major operators including BP, Chevron, Shell and Maersk; engineering firms Amec and Wood; and consultancies Core Oil & Gas Ltd and Genesis Philip runs his own consultancy, PABE Ltd.

Gordon McIntosh

AREG Director

Gordon was Aberdeen City Council’s director of economic development for more than 20 years. He held many other senior positions at the City Council including overseeing the enterprise, planning and infrastructure department. Shortly after retirement in 2016, he accepted an approach to be appointed the deputy minister of natural resources for the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. He has now returned to the UK where he is chairman of Aberdeen International Associates and has recently been reappointed to the position of visiting Professor by Robert Gordon University.

Membership Support

Beverley Stainton

Membership Officer

Beverly recently moved from Canada where she spent the last eight years as operations manager at
the British Columbia Climate Action Secretariat. Originally from South Africa, she is looking forward
to working with so many inspiring people and to engaging with existing and new members in the future.

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