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In conversation with Fiona Macleod

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“The North East is a fantastic example of how one area with a very rich, heavy industrial heritage in mining and coal can completely reinvent itself.” — Bioenergy Insight speaks to Fiona Macleod, newly-appointed managing director of Lynemouth Power in Northumberland, UK.

Could you tell our readers a bit about yourself and your background?

I was born and raised in Edinburgh, studied chemical engineering at Cambridge University and then completed an accelerated mechanical apprenticeship at Reid Kerr College in Paisley, all of which gave me a solid foundation for a successful career within industry. I’m a chartered engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), a governor at Teesside University, and the chair of an international process safety publication. I have held various senior leadership roles in large global companies at sites across the world. I’m married with two adult children, a keen outdoor swimmer and I write fiction in my spare time.

What does your new role as managing director of Lynemouth Power entail?

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