The Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC), a senior Government and industry forum, was established in May 2013 to drive the development of the world-leading offshore wind sector in the UK. It is comprised of members drawn from the leading UK and global firms in the offshore wind industry, including developers and original equipment manufacturers.


The Council oversee and drive the implementation of the Sector Deal, and are supported by a Secretary/Offshore Wind Sector Deal Programme Manager, hosted within RenewableUK.

Benj Sykes (Co-chair)

Baroness Brown of Cambridge (Sector Champion)

Jonathan Cole


Matthieu Hue

Julian Brown

Andrew Jamieson

Danielle Lane

Halfdan Brustad

Dan Finch

Paul Cooley

Huub den Rooijen

James Young

Guy Madgwick

Clark MacFarlane

Hugh McNeal

Colin Maciver

Duncan Clark

RWE Renewables

Richard Sandford

Melissa Mead (Secretary, Sector Deal Programme Manager)