Presenters - WindEurope Offshore 2019


Benjamin Sykes

Vice President, Country Manager UK, Ørsted


Benj is UK Country Manager for Ørsted’s Offshore Wind business. After setting up the Asset Management business within Wind Power, with P&L responsibility for their portfolio of operational windfarms across NW Europe, he is now focussed on strengthening the company’s business platform in the UK, currently the world’s largest offshore wind market. He co-chairs the Offshore Wind Industry Council alongside the Energy Minister, and led the work to develop a Sector Deal for offshore wind in support of the government’s Industrial Strategy. He is also on the Board of G+, providing Health and Safety leadership for the offshore wind sector. Benj joined Ørsted from the Carbon Trust where as Director of Innovation he led the company's multi-million pound technology innovation programme across a wide range of novel low carbon technologies for both power generation and energy efficiency. Before moving into the low carbon sector, Benj worked in the upstream oil and gas industry, most recently at Hess Corporation, a Fortune 100 Oil and Gas company. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society and the Energy Institute.