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ORE Catapult CEO to stand down after twelve years at the helm

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has today (10 April) announced that its Chief Executive, Andrew Jamieson, has decided to step down from the role later this year, after leading the technology innovation organisation since its formation in 2012.

The search for Mr. Jamieson’s successor will begin immediately. He will remain in post until an appointment is made.

ORE Catapult Chair, Ronnie Bonnar, said, “Andrew has led ORE Catapult from its very beginnings, building it into a world-leading research and innovation organisation, respected and admired globally and delivering huge impact.

“He will leave the Catapult in great shape to continue to grow, to enable ever more innovation and accelerate the development of offshore renewable energy, growing businesses and creating jobs throughout the UK”.

Andrew Jamieson commented, “It has been a huge privilege to lead ORE Catapult for more than a decade, working with an incredible team, overseeing transformative investment in innovation and research, supporting many hundreds of UK companies, and contributing to the amazing progress that we have witnessed during that time.


“When we set out, we knew that there was an amazing opportunity, but none of us dreamed of just how far we could come in making offshore wind in particular the lowest cost source of reliable, clean energy, at the heart of the UK’s drive towards Net Zero. But it is still only just beginning, and the UK must now grasp the potential and realise the enormous benefits from economic growth and jobs throughout the country”.

During Mr. Jamieson’s time at ORE Catapult, he has overseen its growth from start-up to an organisation with over 300 employees throughout the UK, from Aberdeen to Cornwall. It has supported almost 1500 UK small businesses, delivered over 500 research projects and collaborated in over 1300 industry projects.

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About the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult

ORE Catapult is the UK’s leading innovation centre for offshore renewable energy, established in 2013 by the UK Government as part of a network of Catapults set up by Innovate UK in high growth industries.

Independent and trusted, with a unique combination of world leading test and demonstration facilities, engineering and research expertise, ORE Catapult convenes the sector, delivering applied research, accelerating technology development, reducing risk and cost, and enhancing UK-wide economic growth.

ORE Catapult operates in Glasgow, Blyth, Levenmouth, Aberdeen, the Humber, the East of England, the South West, and Wales.