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15/08/2019

ScottishPower Announce New Head of Climate Change and Sustainability

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Former Director of WWF Scotland, Dr Sam Gardner, has been announced as the new Head of Climate Change and Sustainability at ScottishPower.

In the newly created role Dr Gardner will work across ScottishPower to develop and implement initiatives that will help the company deliver the transition to Net Zero.

Dr Gardner has been at the heart of the environment and climate change movement in Scotland following his 12 years with WWF and previous roles in SEPA and RSPB Scotland, and is a prominent and well respected voice in the sector.

Throughout his career Dr Gardner has been influential in the development of important energy and climate policy through engagement with a broad range of stakeholders. 

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Welcoming the appointment of Dr Gardner, Keith Anderson Scottish Power CEO, said: "ScottishPower is on the road to delivering Net Zero, having left coal and gas generation behind in January. As part of this drive I'm delighted to welcome Sam to the team and look forward to him challenging people across ScottishPower as a positive and disruptive force as we ramp up our programme to decarbonise the economy."

Sam Gardner said: "After 12 brilliant years with WWF Scotland I am excited to be joining ScottishPower and helping them to play their full part in tackling the climate emergency we are all facing.  If we are to prevent the very worst impacts of climate change we need to see a massive acceleration in our response and ScottishPower will have an incredibly important role in enabling that.

"As the first and only fully renewable utility, Scottish Power is incredibly well placed to help lead that response, making it easier for households and businesses to make the decisions that will help us all build a better future faster."

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