Andrew Garrad

Andrew Garrad is a member of the Supervisory Board of DNV GL Energy and Chairman of Bristol 2015 European Green Capital.

In 1984 he co-founded the Garrad Hassan Group which grew to become the world’s largest renewable energy consultancy. It was bought by Germanischer Lloyd (GL) in 2009 and he was appointed President of the merged company, GL Garrad Hassan. In 2012 he became Chairman. In September 2013 GL merged with DNV and he was appointed a member of the Supervisory Board of DNV GL Energy. Garrad Hassan twice won the Queen’s Award for International Enterprise.

Dr Garrad has been involved in wind energy for more than 30 years. From 2013 to 2014 he was President of European Wind Energy Association and he is a past-Chairman of the British Wind Energy Association.

His first degree from Oxford University is in Engineering Science and his PhD from University of Exeter is in Theoretical Fluid Mechanics. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, a Fellow of the Energy Institute, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He is an Honorary Fellow of New College, Oxford. He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Engineering by the University of Bristol in July 2009.

In 2006 he received the European Wind Energy Association’s Poul la Cour prize for outstanding achievement in the wind energy field and in 2015 he received the equivalent Eolus prize from the Hellenic Wind Energy Association.