CEO - North America
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Michael presently serves as the Country Manager for Ocean Winds overseeing all offshore wind development in the United States. He also serves as the CEO for Mayflower Wind Energy LLC managing all business operations for the project which was recently awarded a second power purchase agreement enabling delivery of the first 1200MW. Michael was named the CFO of Mayflower Wind upon the formation of the company shareholder agreement in 2019 when the joint venture between Shell New Energies and Ocean Winds began. Michael stepped into the head role for Mayflower in 2020 and was promoted to Country Manager within Ocean Winds in 2021. Prior to coming to the United States and joining Mayflower Wind, Michael had been with EDPR in Europe since 2010. Michael was the Finance Director for EDPR in the UK, including the Moray East Project, a 100 WTG, 950-MW offshore project in the Outer Moray Firth off the coast of Aberdeen, Scotland. Michael led the contract for difference (or CFD) bidding process, which resulted in Moray East winning a UK CFD at a record low price of £57.50/MWh ($79.82/ MWh) in 2017, and he continued to lead the finance team through to financial close in December 2018.