Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult names new finance director

Andrew Walls brings a brings with him a wealth of financial and commercial experience.

The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult has welcomed Andrew Walls C.A to its senior management team as finance director. In this role, Walls will take on responsibility for many of ORE Catapult’s business functions, such as finance, human resources, and procurement and legal.

Walls trained with the global firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, working with both private and public sectors delivering audit, financial diligence and consultancy assignments for the firm in the UK and abroad. He then joined the London and Edinburgh-based investment bank Quayle Munro Holdings PLC, initially focusing on infrastructure projects through the private finance initiative before joining their executive team as finance director and company secretary. Mr Walls is also a Trustee and newly appointed Audit Committee Chairman of Scotland’s largest independent charity grant funder, the Glasgow-based Robertson Trust.  

"Andrew is a welcome addition to the Catapult’s senior management team, and he brings with him a wealth of financial and commercial experience," said Andrew Jamieson, chief executive of Offshore Renewable Energy  Catapult. This experience, Jamieson notes, will "prove a huge asset as we continue to grow and develop ORE Catapult as the UK's flagship technology innovation and research centre for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy.”

For this part, Walls said he is delighted to be joining the "well-regarded and highly skilled team at Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult. We have a pivotal role to play in driving forward the adoption of cost effective offshore renewable energy and our goal is clear - sustainable offshore renewable energy for the UK, coupled with job creation and exportable skills. It’s a privilege to join our talented team, and I am confident that we will make a real difference in this exciting sector.”

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