Senior Staff


Simon has over 16 years’ experience working in every aspect of windfarm development, construction and operations. He has successfully constructed and operated a significant portfolio of windfarms across the UK with most major turbine manufacturers totalling 70 turbines, equivalent to over 110 MW of installed capacity. He has also acted as Technical Advisor on windfarm acquisitions, leading the successful due diligence process on both operating assets and pre construction opportunities.

Prior to PfR, he worked for Ecotricity as Head of Projects and Operations and was a member of the Renewables UK Wind Turbine Safety Rules Steering Group.

Before his switch to wind energy, Simon spent 15 years in a number of roles in the service sector of the oil and gas industry, working for BP, Shell and Amoco in well services and completion engineering and design.  Whilst at Schlumberger, a specialist team led by Simon jointly won the BP Worldwide Technology Award for achieving a world-first in leading well completion design and control.


ALAN MATHEWSON (Development Manager)

 Alan is a qualified Mechanical Engineer with an MBA in Strategic Management and has over 20 years’ experience in the energy sector.  He is a former associate director of Entec, where he headed the wind energy consultancy business, helping take projects through development to consent and construction.  As Commercial Manager for British Energy, he helped develop BE’s renewables strategy and was responsible for leading the environmental due diligence on acquisition targets including the Eggborough Power Station purchase.  Alan also has experience of deep water offshore windfarms having provided specialist advice to both Government (DTi) and private sector clients (Talisman Beatrice Wind Farm). 

Alan is currently leading PfRs development of sites in the Forestry Commissions National Forest Estate in the Scottish Lowlands and Borders Districts.



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Last updated on: 12/21/2016