Dr Keith MacLean

Keith is Head of Policy and Public Affairs at Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE), and Board Member of the Scottish Renewables Forum (SRF).

Since completing graduate and postgraduate studies in Chemistry at Heriot-Watt and Hamburg Universities, Keith joined SSE in 1994 following a career in Germany and Scotland working in Research and Development and Business Management.

At SSE he has worked in a number of areas of the core energy business and was also responsible for starting up and running its telecoms business from 1997 to 2004. Since 2004 Keith has been responsible for policy and public affairs. He also has the company lead in sustainability policy - ensuring that SSE carries out its internal and external activities in a sustainable manner, taking a balanced view on the economic, environmental and social elements of its work.

Outside SSE, he is a member of the Executive of the Micropower Council as well as Director on the Board of the SRF. Keith is also Chairman of the Board at the UK Business Council for Sustainable Energy (UKBCSE).

In addition to this trade association activity he is a government advisor on renewable energy policy and was appointed to the Renewables Advisory Board in December 2007.

Keith undertakes a visiting lecturer role on the Msc Energy Policy programme offering an insight into the energy industry.