Susan has been Deputy CEO of RES Group and a member of the RES Holdings Board (positions she will retain alongside her new position) since January 2010.
Susan, who has extensive experience of working in the renewable energy industry in the US, will focus on leading the continuing growth and development of RES’s highly successful regional business and will also continue to contribute to the strategic management of the RES Group at an important time for the renewables sector.
Dr. Ian Mays, Group CEO of RES said; "I am delighted to be able to announce the appointment of Susan to this senior position in our growing business. There are great opportunities for RES in the Americas region over the coming years, building on the achievements of the current regional management team. It is exciting to be able to appoint someone of Susan’s talent and experience to this significant role."
Susan Reilly said; "I was pleased to join RES earlier this year as Deputy CEO and to contribute to the future growth and development of a company with such a long and successful track record in the wind energy business internationally. I welcome the opportunity to work more closely with the experienced team RES has in the US and to build on the important contribution they have made to the growth of wind energy in the US and the RES Group."
Susan Reilly holds a BA in Economics and Accountancy and is a Chartered Accountant. Following an early career in Principal Investment, initially within corporate and banking environments, she worked in the private equity sector, leading on venture capital investments in both the US and UK.
From 1995, Susan spent 13 years with Scottish Power/Iberdrola, holding a number of senior positions including Strategy Director, and had responsibility for the development of the Renewable Energy business in Scottish Power. Susan also spent some time as Executive VP of a US regulated energy business, PacificCorp Holdings and was Executive VP for Iberdrola Renewables USA.
RES is a leading independent renewable energy project developer with operations across Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. RES has been at the forefront of wind energy development since the 1970s and has developed and/or built more than 4.7GW of wind power capacity worldwide, including projects in the UK, Ireland, France, Scandinavia, and the United States, with a large additional portfolio in development.
The RES Group is active in a range of renewable energy technologies, including large-scale solar and biomass and on-site heat, power and cooling technologies, as well as offering design consultancy for sustainable built environments.