The AREG Board

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.

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.

Ian Yuill

AREG Director

Ian, who has served as an Aberdeen City councillor since 1994, represents the council on the AREG board and brings with him to the role a wealth of experience from working in the city for over 28 years. As a Liberal Democrat councillor, Ian was elected to serve the city’s Airyhall, Broomhill and Garthdee wards. His interests include transport and the environment.

Sven van den Bedem

AREG Director

Sven is the Energy Transition Manager at Shell. He brings over 17 years’ energy leadership experience and has headed large scale decarbonisation and renewables projects. He is playing a crucial role in transitioning the business towards net zero.

Nassima Brown

AREG Director

Nassima is the Co-founder and Director of Business Strategy at Fennex. She brings significant global energy sector experience with a career spanning over 20 years in nine different countries and expertise in AI and cloud computing technology as Fennex accelerates digital transformation in the sector.

Jason Hendry

AREG Director

Jason is the Managing Director for England and Renewables Strategy at Peterson. With 25 years’ experience in managing operations in highly regulated industries, he oversees the provision of logistics support to offshore assets and is responsible for developing and progressing the company’s renewables strategy globally.

Rodney Hutchison

AREG Director

Rodney is the Legal Director at MacRoberts LLP. He previously acted as company secretary and general legal counsel for AREG and brings over 20 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer, supporting the transition of energy businesses.

Alfonso Martinez-Felipe

AREG Director

Alfonso is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen. He is the author of 48 peer-reviewed research papers, as well as the senior advisor of the PrototAU student engineering team and hydrogen champion at the Centre for Energy Transition and a vocal promoter of new and cleaner technologies.

The AREG Team

Shona Teale

Operations Manager

With several years of project management experience in the global energy sector and a degree in International Business Management, Shona has valuable experience within the energy transition sector, having previously worked to support the advancement of the North Sea Transition deal at OPITO. Working closely with numerous stakeholders, Shona seeks to drive industry collaboration, foster empowerment within the energy supply chain, and accelerate the energy transition.

Chloe Giles

Business Development Executive

Chloe has extensive marketing and events management experience having created a whole suite of engaging and insightful events and is helping to drive forward AREG’s membership community. Chloe represents AREG at industry events and conferences and through effective networking and relationship-building activities, she is helping position AREG as a thought leader in the industry.

Sarah Wells

Administrative Assistant

Sarah has years of leadership experience in the customer service industry, excellent resource management skills, and strong financial and business acumen. In the process of completing her MA in Psychology, Sarah is well-equipped with the skills and capabilities to support members and to drive awareness of AREG’s mission and services within the renewable energy community.

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