GWEC appoints Ben Backwell as its new CEO



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The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the trade association representing the global wind sector, has appointed Ben Backwell as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He replaces Steve Sawyer, who joined GWEC as its first Secretary General in 2007. Sawyer will continue his work with GWEC as its Senior Policy Advisor. 

“We are delighted to have Ben join us as GWEC’s new CEO,” says Morten Dyrholm, GWEC Chairman and Group Senior Vice President of Marketing, Communications & Public Affairs for Vestas Wind Systems. “He will bring solid industry knowledge, commercial acumen and communication and public affairs expertise to the role.” 

He adds, “We are extremely grateful to Steve Sawyer, who has played a big part in the success of GWEC and the global wind sector over the past 11+ years. We are pleased that we will continue to be able to count on Steve’s knowledge and network in his new role as Senior Policy Advisor.”