John Downes FREng
Chief Information Officer, SSE Renewables
John Downes has shown exceptional leadership in the power generation sector through a period of immense change. He was responsible as design authority across a portfolio of major Thermal and Renewable generation projects including Offshore and Onshore Wind, CCGT and Energy from Waste technologies. His engineering expertise and leadership transformed the operating performance and industry-wide safety performance of traditional thermal power stations, and he is leading on the use of innovative digital technologies to support delivery of a Net Zero ambition.