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Dr Ron Loveland

Energy Advisor, Welsh Government

Ron Loveland, a very experienced member of the Senior Civil Service, following holding the post of Director; Sustainable Energy and Industry for the last four years in the Welsh Assembly Government, has now been appointed to the new post of Energy Advisor to the new Wales Government. He is responsible for helping deliver the ambitious First Minister led new-energy objectives for Wales on a joined-up-government basis (both within the WG and without, working closely with bodies such as DECC).

Prior to holding these positions, Ron was the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) responsible for pursuing and advising on Welsh Assembly Government on energy and steel’ and ‘business and environment’ policies and economic development from a technology and innovation perspective.

Ron is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and an ex-chartered member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers. He participates in the work of numerous Whitehall committees and is on the advisory boards of Cardiff University School of Engineering, the Wales low carbon research institute and the Tata led sustainable building envelope centre (SBEC) at Shotton. He has also been a member of the public appointment panel for some illustrious advisory committees and has participated in many Severn tidal power study exercises.

Ron has a Ph.D from Dundee University, a first degree in physics from Leicester University and was educated at a London grammar school.

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