Jacqueline has 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). Jacqueline leads PNDC to deliver world-class facilities and services that accelerate the development and deployment of novel energy and transport technologies.
Federico received a BSc and MSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Padova, Italy, and a PhD from the University of Strathclyde. He has worked in industry and academia in the area of protection, automation and control of distribution networks. As R&D Director at PNDC, one of the University of Strathclyde’s industry-facing innovation centres, Federico leads a growing R&D team, accelerating PNDC’s whole energy systems capability and multi-site operations.
Director for Strategy & Technology
Richard is a Chartered electrical engineer and Fellow of the IET with over 33 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). He has a whole energy systems background, and from 2014 to 2018 was a member of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Advisory Group on Energy.
Kathleen brings a diverse mix of technical and 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 and project delivery roles involving research development and practical on-site implementation. Additionally, she has worked across the public and private sector in business development and bid management roles.
Brian joined PNDC in 2022 with extensive operations and project management experience to deliver operational improvement during a significant period of transformation. Brian’s expertise in strategic planning and proven track record in delivering organisational change programmes, optimised workstreams, financial forecasting and resourcing planning is critical in shaping PNDC’s ambitious growth strategy. He oversees Wardpark’s operations and facilities utilisation, and his expertise extends to supporting PNDC’s whole systems facility at Inchinnan.
Strategy Projects Director
Derek is an experienced Director working extensively at the intersections of industry, government and academia, providing strategic planning and ecosystem development, most recently leading the strategic acquisition of PNDC’s cutting-edge whole systems facility at Inchinnan. Derek has a long and varied background in technology development from multinational corporates, start-up and not-for-profit industry association perspectives, and helps to ensure alignment and execution across all business functions and external stakeholders at PNDC.