SCOTTISHPower Renewables’ chief executive Lindsay McQuade might only have been in the role for a few months, but it is undeniable that the company has shaped her career and it is a business she feels passionately about. In February, Ms McQuade replaced Keith Anderson to lead ScottishPower Renewables when he stepped up to take the top job as chief executive of Scottish Power. But she has been with ScottishPower for almost 20 years and says she has witnessed its transformation in that time. Ms McQuade joined ScottishPower back in 1999 when her first boss was Mr Anderson, so her progress reflects his move up the corporate ladder in the last two decades. Some might view 20 years as a long time to stick with one company, but Ms McQuade is keen to point out just how much the business has evolved since then. And it’s unsurprising that the ScottishPower of today does not resemble the one she joined for several reasons, including its takeover by Spanish energy company Iberdrola in 2007 and the global shift to green power.
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