01.12.2020 / Press releases
Richard Doyle has been appointed Managing Director for South Africa, after Greg Austin recently became the Regional Director for the EMEA region. Richard started his new role on 1 December 2020.
Richard joined the Cape Town team in May 2019 as the Head of Business Development. Since joining the company, he has worked on building the Sales team and pipeline as well as a Corporate PPA strategy for South Africa. He has been in the renewable energy sector full time since 2012 although he has worked intermittently on battery and PV projects in South Africa and UK since 1997. Richard established 3E Renewable Energy Services local office (as Country Manager) in South Africa and was involved in the implementation of the first solar PV Private PPA at Avelar. Richard bid and had closed the Coca Cola Portfolio PPA at Mulilo before joining juwi. He holds a MSc in Applied Science and a PhD in Physics and has joint nationality in the United Kingdom and South Africa.
“The South African subsidiary is fortunate to have individuals who are strong supporters of RE, passionate about its environmental and social attributes, and committed to contributing clean energy to the country and planet. One of the deciding factors in the recruitment process was Richard’s business management experience, on top of his experience in EPC contract negotiations. I am particularly pleased that we were able to fill this position from within the ZA team, noting that the quality of the applicants was impressive. I wish Richard and the South African team well as they move forward under the direction of the new MD", says Greg Austin. As the ZA MD, Richard will form part of the EMEA Management team and the International Management team.
“I am delighted and honoured at this opportunity. It has been a great experience to date getting to know the local and international teams and their impressive strengths and track record. A number of planets are aligning at local and international level, largely as a result of ongoing consolidation of reputation as well as careful strategic planning. This bodes very well for juwi in South Africa in particular and I look forward to working together to bank these opportunities and entrench juwi as the go-to player in the PD+EPC+O&M space on the continent. We are well positioned to leverage our brand and reputation as a serious developer and EPC across all our business models: utility scale grid-connected projects, bilateral PPAs and hybrid power projects”, says Richard.