Scottish Energy Advisory Board


The Scottish Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) was established in 2009 to provide a forum for strategic discussion on the current and future energy challenges and opportunities for Scotland.

The SEAB will develop the Scottish industry view on these issues, to include potential synergies between the oil and gas, thermal generation, carbon capture and storage, and the renewables sectors, as well as the delivery of a low carbon economy and security of energy supply.

The SEAB is chaired by the First Minister and the Principle of the University of Strathclyde, and meets four times a year, commencing from December 2020.

View minutes for meetings prior to 2016 in our archive.


  • Rt. Hon. Nicola Sturgeon MSP, First Minister (co-chair)
  • Professor Sir Jim McDonald, University of Strathclyde (co-chair)
  • Michael Matheson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Net-Zero, Energy and Transport
  • Brian McFarlane, co-chair of the Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council
  • Claire Mack, Scottish Renewables and co-chair of the Renewable Energy Strategic Leadership Group
  • Professor Keith Bell, co-chair of the Energy Networks Strategic Leadership Group
  • Melfort Campbell, co-chair of the Oil and Gas and Energy Transition Strategic Leadership Group
  • Lewis Shand-Smith, chair of the Energy Consumers Strategic Leadership Group
  • Adrian Gillespie, Scottish Enterprise
  • Carroll Buxton, Highlands and Islands Enterprise
  • Jane Morrison-Ross, South of Scotland Enterprise
  • Frank Mitchell, Skills Development Scotland
  • Rozanne Foyer, Scottish Trades Union Congress
  • Deirdre Michie, Oil and Gas UK
  • Fintan Slye, National Grid ESO
  • John Morea, Scottish Gas Networks
  • Colette Cohen, OGTC
  • Ronnie Quinn, NECCUS
  • Keith Anderson, Scottish Power
  • Alistair Phillips-Davies, SSE
  • Matt Sykes, EDF
  • Charles Hammond, Forth Ports
  • Andrew Jamieson, ORE Catapult
  • Keith MacLean, Providence Policy
  • Ian Marchant, Dunelm Energy
  • Jim McColl, Clyde Blowers
  • Dave Pearson, Star Refrigeration


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