Andrew Macdonald is Director of Offshore Wind Development & Operations at the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult. Building collaborative projects between ORE Catapult, industry and academic research partners is his core strength and is central to the value that ORE Catapult adds to the renewables sector. Andrew has led the development of joint industry projects that bring operators together to address sector-wide issues that need a coordinated approach. Prior to joining ORE Catapult, Andrew worked in the tidal energy sector and he has hands-on experience of project development and supply chain optimisation. He has cross-sector innovation expertise having worked on the development and introduction of new technologies across telecoms, IT and energy industries.