Wind power Gamesa appoints David Blunt as Public Policy Director

David Blunt, 58, has been appointed, with immediate effect, in a newly created position as the Director responsible for Public Policy in the UK and with EU Institutions. In that role, David will assist in the formulation, development and implementation of the Company’s Public Policy strategies. He will be reporting to Peter M. Pantlin, UK Chief Corporate Officer.

Prior to joining the Company, David was the British Ambassador to Croatia until December last year. David’s 33 year career with the FCO has brought him extensive international experience, including (before Croatia) as the first ever Ambassador to Kosovo, Deputy Governor of Gibraltar and postings in Oslo, Canberra, Beijing and Vienna.

Gamesa inaugurated its Research & Development Centre in Glasgow in September 2011 and now employs over 60 engineers there. The Company also announced last year that its Global Offshore Wind division is being headquartered in London and has just signed a lease on its new premises at 16 Palace Street, London SW1. Gamesa also announced last year that a manufacturing base will be located in the UK.

Peter M. Pantlin, UK Chief Corporate Officer, said: "We are very pleased to welcome David Blunt, in this newly created post, as the Director for Public Policy in the UK and with EU Institutions. David brings with him an extensive expertise in the public policy arena as well as in the field of sustainable development. He will be a valuable addition to the management team of Gamesa and will have a crucial role in the formulation and implementation of our Public Policy strategy in the UK and the EU."

David Blunt, Director Public Policy UK and EU Institutions, said: "I am delighted to have joined Gamesa and to be able to contribute to the Company’s global success. I am excited about my new role at this important time for Gamesa as well as the renewable energy sector, working closely with a wide range of partners both within and outside the UK. I greatly look forward to supporting the shift towards renewable energy sources which is increasingly recognised as important for wider climate stability reasons. I value the opportunity to work with a global company which attaches such high importance to sustainability in its operations."