January. 13, 2019 /PVTIME/ -- RenewableUK has appointed a new Executive
Director, Isabel DiVanna, to replace the organisation’s current Deputy Chief
Executive Maf Smith.
Dr DiVanna will
begin her new role on 21st January, focussing on the commercial development of
the trade association. She has successfully designed and delivered commercial
strategies for organisations such as the Bar Council, The Royal College for
Obstetricians and the International Institute for Strategic Studies, developing
their business activities and widening their memberships.
Chief Executive Hugh McNeal said: “Isabel will be a superb addition to our
leadership team as she brings great energy, drive and commitment to our
work. I’m very excited that she’ll be leading the next phase of our commercial
development. She has an exceptionally strong track record as a team leader who
brings innovative business strategies to high-profile organisations.
We’ve found the right person to drive the future growth of RenewableUK as the
leading organisation in the clean energy sector, building on Maf Smith’s seven
years of ground-breaking work here”.
said: “This is an exciting moment to be joining the clean energy sector, with
the Government committed to achieving net zero emissions using cheap renewables
and the UK hosting the next crucial climate change summit in Glasgow this year.
Working with our members and customers at the very heart of the energy
transition is a truly unique opportunity. RenewableUK will grow even bigger and
better in this new decade and I’m delighted to be taking on a leading role in
Dr DiVanna has a
PhD from the University of Cambridge in Political Thought and Intellectual
History. Her charitable work includes serving as a Trustee for the British Lung
Foundation-Asthma UK, and as an Advisor to the Board of Trustees of Baby
Lifeline. She is also an Advisor to the Board of Trustees of Cambridge Museum