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John Downes Appointed As Chief Information Officer, SSE


Leading renewable energy developer, SSE Renewables has appointed its current Director of Engineering for Onshore Wind, John Downes as its new Chief Information Officer (CIO).

The new role of CIO for the developer has been created so that all digital and IT work happening across SSE Renewables can have even more consistency and alignment than at present.

John will have oversight of the delivery of the end-to-end technology and data and information services required as SSE Renewables continues to grow the number of renewable energy projects it is developing both in the UK and internationally.

“I’m excited to be starting this new chapter within SSE Renewables. Through my role as Director of Engineering for Onshore Wind, I’m fully aware of the company’s ambitious targets to increase our renewable energy output in the decade ahead.

Given the accelerating growth, it is crucial that we continue to scale up our digital transformation and innovation capability and as SSE Renewables enters new international markets, I’m looking forward to working alongside my very talented colleagues across the business, on a variety of exciting projects.”

“I’m delighted to confirm the appointment of John as CIO for SSE Renewables and I look forward to working closely with him and his teams as we strive to make SSE Renewables a truly digital organisation, using the latest technology to continually improve how we develop, build, and operate our assets.”


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