Governance

Who we are: the EWEA Board of Directors

As a non-profit association, EWEA is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the membership at the AGM. Each Board position has a three-year term. As of 20 June 2012 there are 53 Board members. The Board elects and appoints seven members who, together with the Chief Executive Officer, make up the EWEA Supervisory Board. The Board of Directors appoints a President, two Vice Presidents, a Treasurer, a Secretary and two members.

Supervisory Board

President – Dr Andrew Garrad, GL Garrad Hassan
Vice President – Mr Adam Bruce, Mainstream Renewable Power
Vice President – Mr Inigo Sabater Eizaguirre, Vestas
Treasurer – Mr Heiki Willstedt, AEE
Secretary – Dr Klaus Rave, FGW
Member – Dr Keith MacLean, SSE Renewables
Member – Mr Thorsten Herdan, VDMA
Chief Executive Officer – Thomas Becker, EWEA

Board of Directors

The Board meets at least four times a year and is made up of representatives of each membership category.

Corporate members of the Board

  • Acciona Energia (Spain), Mr Jose Lopez-Tafall Bascunana
  • DONG Energy (Denmark), Mr Ulrik Stridbaek
  • E.ON Climate & Renewables (Germany), Ms Sandra Gommel
  • EDP Renovables (Spain), Mr Jorge Corrales
  • EnBW Erneubare Energien GmbH (Germany), Mr Stefan Thiele
  • ENEL Green Power (Italy), Mr Felice Egidi
  • ENERCON GmbH (Germany), Ms Ruth Brand-Schock
  • ERG SPA, (Italy), Mr Francesco Gazzoletti
  • GE Renewables Europe (Germany), Mr Stephan Ritter
  • Iberdrola Renovables Energia (Spain), Ms Angeles Santamaria
  • Mainstream Renewable Power (Ireland), Mr Eddie O'Connor
  • PPC Renewables (Greece), Mr Ioannis Tsipouridis
  • Renewable Energy Systems (UK), Mr Douglas Wright
  • SIEMENS Wind Power (Denmark), Mr Henning Kruse
  • SSE Renewables (Ireland), Mr Keith MacLean
  • The Switch (Finland), Jukka-Pekka Makinen
  • Vattenfall Vindkraft (Sweden), Mr Tomas Björnsson

Associations

  • Agoria (Belgium), Mr Jan Declercq
  • ANEV - Italian Wind Energy Association (Italy), Mr Simone Togni
  • APER- Associazione Produttori Energia da Fonti Rinnovabili (Italy), Mr Agostino Re Rebaudengo
  • APPA - Spanish Renewable Energy Producers (Spain), Mr Mischa Bechberger
  • BWE - German Wind Energy Association (Germany), Mr Hermann Albers
  • Danish Wind Turbine Owners Association (Denmark), Mr Asbjorn Bjerre
  • DWIA - Danish Wind Industry Association (Denmark), Mr Jan Hylleberg
  • FEE - France Energie Eolienne (France), Mr Nicolas Wolf
  • IG Windkraft - Austrian Wind Energy Association (Austria), Mr Martin Fliegenschnee-Jaksch
  • IWEA - Irish Wind Energy Association (Ireland), Mr Kenneth Matthews
  • Renewable UK (UK), Ms Maria McCaffery
  • SER, Andre Antolini
  • Svensk Vindenergi-Swedish Wind Energy Association (Sweden), Ms Annika Helker Lundstrom
  • VDMA – German Engineering Federation (Germany), Mr Thorsten Herdan

Other Board members

  • 3E (Belgium), Mr. Bruce Douglas
  • ABB (Finland), Mr Hannu Väänänen
  • Alstom (Spain), Mr Pep Prats
  • Ballast Nedam Offshore Energy (Netherlands), Mr Dolf Elsevier van Griethuysen
  • CG Power Systems Belgium NV (Belgium), Mr Yves Vanlinthout
  • EDF Energies Nouvelles (France), Mr Bruno Kold-Larsen
  • ForWind - University of Oldenburg (Germany), Mr Stephan Barth
  • Gamesa (Spain), Mr Juan Diego Diaz
  • Mott MacDonald (United Kingdom), Mr Christos Kolliatsas
  • National Technical University Athens (Greece), Mr Arthuros Zervos
  • Nordex AG (Germany), Mr Heinrich Lieser
  • NRG Systems, Inc. (United States), Mr Barton Merle-Smith
  • NWEA - Netherlands Wind Energy Association (Netherlands), Mr Jaap Warners
  • REpower Systems (Germany), Mr Norbert Giese
  • Risø DTU (Denmark), Mr Peter Hjuler Jensen
  • RWE Innogy (Germany), Mr Holger Gassner
  • Vergnet (France), Mr Marc Vergnet
  • Visser & Smit Marine Contracting (The Netherlands), Mr Ton Geul
  • ZF Wind Power Antwerpen (Belgium), Mr Jan Willem Ruinemans