Alistair joined FTSE-100 utility SSE in 1997 and possesses a detailed knowledge of the energy sector having held a variety of senior roles within the Company. Prior to joining the Board in 2002 as Energy Supply Director, Alistair was Director of Corporate Finance and Business Development. In 2010, he became Generation and Supply Director, then Deputy Chief Executive in 2012, and finally Chief Executive in 2013. A former Vice President of Eurelectric, Alistair is currently a member of the Hydrogen Council, the Energy Transition Commission, and the COP26 Business Leaders Coalition.
During his tenure as Chief Executive, Alistair has overseen SSE’s strategic repositioning to focus on the delivery of the low-carbon electricity infrastructure required in the transition to net zero. This transition now sees SSE building more offshore wind than anyone else on the planet, including the world’s largest offshore wind farm at Dogger Bank, as part of efforts to treble its renewables output by 2030. Last year, Alistair signed SSE up to the Race to Zero, committing the company to being net zero across its operations by 2050, backed by science-based targets. Under Alistair’s leadership, SSE was among the first FTSE 100 companies to become a Living Wage Employer and the first to be accredited with the Fair Tax Mark. In November 2020, it became the first company in the world to publish a Just Transition strategy.