Offshore Wind Growth Partnership appoints port and manufacturing executive to its board

The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) has today appointed Iain Sinclair as a non-executive director to its board. Iain brings over 20 years of experience in the renewable energy supply chain, most recently as the executive director of Global Energy Group – a major port operator and energy sector service company.

Iain Sinclair

Iain replaces outgoing board member Richard Turner, whose term ends on 29th July 2024.

OWGP Programme Director Anil Sayhan said: “We are grateful to Richard Turner for his support and guidance as OWGP established itself as a key player in developing the offshore wind supply chain. We are delighted to welcome Iain Sinclair, whose wealth of experience in manufacturing, ports and other critical areas will be highly valued as OWGP takes its next steps to help UK companies scale.”

OWGP Chair Tim Pick said: “It is great to have Iain on the OWGP Board. Iain joins us at a pivotal time for OWGP as we seek to align our programmes more closely with the recently published Industrial Growth Plan and roll out new initiatives such as our forthcoming Manufacturing Facility Support Programme.”

Iain Sinclair, Executive Director of Global Energy Group said: “I’m delighted to join the board of the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership and can’t wait to get stuck in at such an important moment for the development of the UK’s renewable energy sector. Since joining Global Energy Group we’ve seen the Scottish Port of Nigg become a household name in offshore wind, securing major investments and supporting world-leading offshore wind projects including Seagreen and Moray West. I want to use this experience to drive OWGP’s strategy, supporting development throughout the UK, and helping companies across the country to share in this growth with innovative products and services.”

OWGP’s mission is to support a globally competitive offshore wind supply chain in the UK. They work with businesses to improve productivity, increase business competitiveness, maximise exports, promote greater collaboration in the supply chain, support innovation, and increase capacity through attracting new entrants and growing existing capacity. To date, OWGP’s programmes have led participants to report an increase of 1,136 jobs in offshore wind, over £44m offshore wind contracts won and retained in the UK supply chain.


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About the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership

The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) is a long-term business transformation programme that has been established as part of the UK Offshore Wind Sector Deal. It promotes closer collaboration across the supply chain, implements structured productivity improvement programmes and facilitates shared growth opportunities between developers and the supply chain.

OWGP has supported 225 UK companies since the organisation’s inception in 2019. Over 1400 companies have now registered an interest on the OWGP website, where further information on the Innovation Grants can be found. For more information and to apply for funding or business transformation support, go to

With funding from the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC), delivery is focused on direct support to supply chain companies through a combination of business transformation and grant funding. The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is managing the delivery of OWGP with support from specialist delivery partners.