Our Team


  • Dr Jacqueline Redmond

    Executive Director

    Jacqueline has over 25 years international experience in senior positions with energy majors, with expertise in risk management, business development and technology innovation. Jacqueline is chair of CENSIS, one of Scotland’s innovation centres focused on sensing and imaging technology, and on the Board for the Scottish National Investment Bank (SNIB).


  • Federico Coffele

    Research & Development Director

    Federico received a BSc and MSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Padova, Italy, and a PhD received from the University of Strathclyde and has worked in industry and academia in the area of protection, automation and control of distribution networks.


  • Richard Knight

    Director for Strategy & Technology

    Richard is a Chartered electrical engineer and Fellow of the IET with 29 years’ experience in energy sector innovation with previous roles at the National Grid, Rolls-Royce plc, Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) and Energy Systems Catapult (ESC). From 2014 to 2018 Richard was a member of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Advisory Group on Energy.


  • Steven Whyte

    Senior Business Development Manager

    Steven is an experienced business development professional with experience in renewables and the wider energy sectors. With a degree in Economics and an MSc, he has worked across both public and private sectors in a variety of customer facing roles.


  • Simon Hill

    Delivery Programme Manager

    Simon is a Programme Manager with a rich and experienced background gained from technical roles in blue-chip global companies.   He has delivered a broad portfolio of complex technical projects and business change initiatives for customers across a number of sectors including; Utilities, Medical, Military, Telecoms, and Computing. He holds a BEng in Manufacturing & Electronics, and an MBA.


  • Scott Wanless

    Technical Manager and SAP

    Scott is responsible for supporting PNDC testing and demonstration activities, ensuring that our unique infrastructure is utilised in a safe and effective manner. His experience as a Senior Authorised Person (SAP) allows the PNDC to undertake its own maintenance and operation of the 11kV high voltage (HV) network, in support of our R&D team and our clients.


  • Kathleen Goldie

    Bid Proposal Manager

    Kathleen brings a diverse mix of technical & commercial experience from various sectors within the energy industry. She holds a BSc in Mathematics & Physics, and an MSc in High Power Radio Frequency Engineering. Kathleen has held both technical & project delivery roles involving research development & practical on-site implementation. Additionally, she has worked across the public & private sector in both business development & bid management roles.


  • Alison Buchanan

    Business Support & Quality Manager

    Alison joins PNDC as Business Support and Quality Manager from Local Authority. She has managed business support teams across multiple Education establishments and brings extensive knowledge and experience in business support, finance, and HR.

  Meet the rest of our team