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 charied by the First Minister and the Principal of the University of Strathclyde, and meets twice a year.

View minutes for meetings prior to 2016 in our archive.


  • Nicola Sturgeon MSP, First Minister (chair)
  • Professor Sir Jim McDonald, Principal, University of Strathclyde (co-chair)
  • Paul Wheelhouse, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy
  • Grahame Smith, General Secretary, STUC
  • Melfort Campbell, Chair and Chief Executive, IMES Group
  • Audrey Maciver, Director of Energy and Low Carbon, Highlands and Islands Enterprise
  • Charles Hammond, Group Chief Executive, Forth Ports Limited
  • Keith Anderson, Chief Corporate Officer, Scottish Power Renewables
  • Andrew Jamieson, Chairman, ORE Catapult
  • Claire Mack, Chief Executive, Scottish Renewables
  • Jim McColl OBE, Chairman and Chief Executive, Clyde Blowers Ltd
  • Jim Smith, Chief Executive, Scottish and Southern Energy
  • Deirdre Michie, Chief Executive Oil and Gas UK
  • Dick Winchester, Managing Director, Pipistrelle Ltd
  • Damien Yeates, Chief Executive, Skills Development Scotland
  • David Sigsworth, Chair, Fuel Poverty Fourm
  • Professor Alex Kemp, Professor of Petroleum Economics, University of Aberdeen
  • Jim Hannigan, Director of Power and Technology, Doosan Babcock
  • Paul Warwick, Executive Vice-President, Talisman
  • Roy MacGregor, Chair, Global Energy
  • Brian Cowell, Managing Director, EDF Energy
  • Sam Ghibaldan, Consumer Advice Scotland
  • Duncan Burt, National Grid
  • Graeme Sweeney, Independent Energy Consultant
  • Frank Mitchell, Chair, ESAG
  • Ian Marchant, Dunelm Energy
  • Linda Hanna, Strategy and Sectors, Scottish Enterprise