Chris Hewett has been handed the role of chief executive of the Solar Trade Association (STA). The former head of the Environment Agency’s climate change team brings a wealth of experience to the role, having previously worked in senior positions at the Green Alliance, IPPR and the Finance Innovation Lab during a 25-year career. Hewett will begin his new role at the start of January 2018. In the meantime, he will continue in his position leading on policy for the STA, working alongside the current chief executive Paul Barwell.“I am honoured to be leading the solar industry into its next phase of growth,” Hewett said. “As we move away from a subsidised market, our role at the STA will be to showcase the brilliance of the solar and storage industries, to identify and promote effective new business models, to safeguard quality, and to secure a level playing field in terms of policy and market frameworks.” Meanwhile, head of external affairs Leonie Greene will be promoted to a director role in the organisation. This will involve Greene working closely with Hewett and the board to develop the STA’s forward strategy, the organisation said.
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