Livingston James partners with ORE Catapult to appoint new Chair

*Please note this opportunity is now closed to further applications. Should you be interested in similar roles and wish to have an exploratory discussion, please contact Sophie Randles at [email protected] or Douglas Adam at [email protected]


The Catapult Network was formed in 2011 by Innovate UK. It comprises nine Catapults which are world-leading technology and innovation centres supporting businesses in transforming great ideas into valuable products and services to deliver impact across the UK economy, and enabling businesses to thrive in the global economy. The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult’s mission is to play a key role in maximising the UK’s economic development growth opportunities, through accelerating the creation and growth of UK companies and jobs in the offshore renewable energy sector.


ORE Catapult uses their unique facilities, research and engineering capabilities to bring together industry and academia, driving innovation in renewable energy. Since its formation ten years ago, the business has grown significantly and now comprises over 200 employees in eight sites, as well as a partnership in China. Throughout this time, it has been chaired by Dr Colin Hood who has now reached his maximum permitted tenure of office.


Livingston James has been appointed to refresh the Board with the appointment of a new Chair to lead the business in its next phase of growth, transforming offshore wind in the UK, and doubling the size of the business within the next five years.


The new Chair will play a key role in developing business strategies, driving new innovations and establishing fundamental external relationships to ensure ORE Catapult has the desired impact on the offshore renewables sector.


Candidates should have a genuine interest and passion for accelerating the creation and growth of UK companies in offshore renewable energy as well as a track record of holding Board appointments within large organisations.


You can find more information in the position profile – please let us know if you would like a copy of this emailed to you. Interested candidates should get in touch with Sophie Randles in the first instance at [email protected].



ORE Catapult is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity.

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