Garrad replaces Arthouros Zervos who was President of EWEA for 12 years. He joins Thomas Becker, who was appointed new EWEA CEO in December 2012.
Garrad built his first wind turbine when he was eighteen in 1971, and was awarded in 2006 the Poul la Cour Prize for his outstanding contribution to wind energy.
"I believe that the wind industry needs to respond urgently to the market conditions that face us now to ensure that we are positioned to become the major provider of Europe's energy early in the 21st century. I am honoured by my election and humbled by the task ahead", said Garrad in Brussels.