Photo: Cristina Garcia-Duffy (Courtesy of ORE Catapult)

ORE Catapult appoints technical director

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, the UK’s leading research and innovation centre for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy, has appointed Cristina Garcia-Duffy as its technical director and a member of its executive management team.

Photo of Cristina Garcia-Duffy (Courtesy of ORE Catapult)
Cristina Garcia-Duffy (Courtesy of ORE Catapult)

Working with colleagues across the business, Garcia-Duffy will lead the strategic development of the Catapult’s technical capabilities and new areas of innovation, taking up the role in February 2022.

Garcia-Duffy is currently head of technology – sustainability & strategy at the Aerospace Technology Institute.

Commenting on the appointment, ORE Catapult’s chief executive Andrew Jamieson said:

“Cristina’s extensive experience working at the forefront of the aerospace industry will bring new insight and fresh thinking to ORE Catapult, supporting our teams in the delivery of world-class engineering, and to our industry and academic partners as we collaboratively develop the next generation of renewable energy technologies”.

Garcia-Duffy added: “The need for clean energy has never been greater. The offshore renewable market is set to undergo unprecedented growth in the next decade, and for the UK to hold a leading position will require the sector to work together with a shared vision.

“I see ORE Catapult as an essential enabler in that effort – delivering on world-leading research programmes and continuing to grow best-in-kind capabilities for our clients. I am thrilled to be joining at such a vibrant time and I look forward to working with the Catapult team to help make our vision happen”.