05 Sep 17 News Global

Mainstream Renewable Power Announces Changes to its Senior Management Structure

Mainstream Renewable Power, the world’s largest independent wind and solar company is making a number of changes to its senior management structure. Eddie O’Connor, the company’s founder and Chief Executive Officer for the last nine years has assumed the role of Executive Chairman, while Andy Kinsella, currently Group Chief Operating Officer becomes Group Chief Executive. Sir Roy Gardner, currently non-executive Chairman becomes the senior independent non-executive Director. Under the new structure, Mr Kinsella will take on responsibility for the running of the Group, its strategy and direction, while Dr O’Connor will chair the Board and lead on broader business relationships, senior external relations and thought leadership. Mainstream Executive Chairman Dr Eddie O’Connor said: “Andy Kinsella has been managing Mainstream’s operations for a number of years and has enormous experience of financing and constructing large power projects around the world.” He adds “I am very confident that Andy can lead the company to the next stage on its journey and capitalise on the enormous success we have had in recent years in developing wind and solar plant in the most promising, fast growing markets of the world.” Andy Kinsella said “Eddie O’Connor has been the driving force behind Mainstream since its creation. In his new role he will act as a thought-leader, an ambassador and advocate for both the company and for the renewables industry as a whole.” He added: “As a globally-recognised visionary in our industry, I look forward to continuing my collaboration with Eddie in his new role as Executive Chairman. He has been an inspirational leader, mentor and boss, and I am looking forward to building on his legacy with all my talented colleagues across the business.”