Mayflower Wind appoints new CEO

Francis Slingsby takes over as CEO of joint venture Mayflower Wind, now developing offshore wind to supply renewable energy to customers in New England.
Photo: Ocean Winds
Photo: Ocean Winds

Shell New Energies US and Ocean Wind North America have selected a new chief executive officer of their joint venture Mayflower Wind, according to a press release.

New CEO Francis Slingsby brings in more than ten years of experience with commercial and business development in the US offshore wind sector.

”I am delighted to join Mayflower Wind as we continue to accelerate the transformation to a cleaner energy future,” says Slingsby in a statement in the press release.

He will take over the reins from Michael Brown, who will instead join Mayflower Wind’s board of directors. Brown highlights his successor as someone you would want to take charge of a project.

”Francis brings deep knowledge about how to bring an offshore wind development to life, and just as important, he has a vision for how valuable it is to work with our communities to bring benefits locally, regionally, and nationally.”

Set up in 2019, Mayflower Wind currently holds the rights to develop 2.4GW of offshore wind off the coast of Massachusetts.

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