The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has hired Alex Campbell to be its new head of policy.
Campbell has extensive experience in energy policy, IHA says. He was previously head of contracts for Difference Policy, the UK Government’s flagship renewable electricity deployment scheme. He also had roles leading the UK’s engagement with multi-national civil nuclear bodies, designing the regulatory framework for smart meters in Britain and supporting the development of onshore wind.
“Alex’s wealth of experience, enterprise and commitment will strengthen IHA’s ability to advance sustainable hydropower to help tackle climate change — the biggest challenge of our generation,” said IHA Chief Executive Officer Eddie Rich. “He brings credibility, contacts and knowledge. We are delighted to have him join the team.”
Campbell holds an MSc in climate change and an MA in international political economy.
“Sustainable hydropower has a key role to play in tackling dangerous climate change and supporting the economic development of communities across the globe,” Campbell said. “I’m very excited to be joining IHA at such an important and challenging time.”
IHA’s mission is to advance sustainable hydropower by building and sharing knowledge on its role in renewable energy systems, responsible freshwater management and climate change solutions.