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Energy expert appointed to Inverness Harbour Trust

By Rachel Smart

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Heidi Hellmann.
Heidi Hellmann.

Inverness Harbour Trust has appointed an energy expert as its newest trustee to help it maximise the opportunities presented by the green transition and the Inverness and Cromarty Firth Green Freeport.

Heidi Hellmann has more than 30 years’ experience in the energy sector and was head of group strategy at both Centrica plc and BG Group plc. Currently a senior advisor with the strategy consulting firm Marakon, she advises clients on the net zero transition.

Ms Hellmann also sits on the Board of Notting Dale Heat Network which has been set up by the local council to deliver a zero-carbon local heating scheme to reduce fuel poverty on Lancaster West housing estate in London.

George Macleod, chairman of the Harbour Trust, said: “We are delighted to welcome Heidi to the Board. As we plan for the future of the Port with aspirations to become carbon neutral by 2035 and look to capitalise on our role in the Inverness and Cromarty Firth Green Freeport which is set to turn the Highlands into one of Europe’s largest renewable energy hubs, Heidi’s extensive experience will be invaluable.”

Port of Inverness is a Trust Port, an independent statutory body run by Inverness Harbour Trust – a board of trustees who manage the Port’s assets for the benefit of all stakeholders. There are no owners or shareholders and any surplus is reinvested in the Port.

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