John MacAskill is the Group Managing Director Renewables for independent consultancy ABL Group. ABL Group services the renewables, maritime and oil and gas sectors. John leads their global renewables business line covering technical advisory, engineering and design, marine operations, and marine warranty for offshore wind, and independent engineering and owner's engineering for onshore wind, solar and battery storage.
John has almost 25 years experience in business in the engineering and consultancy sector, the last 13 being in renewables. Originally a marine engineer, John has developed a leading profile in offshore wind, started and established two business units in renewables and one start-up, mentored a wind technology start-up, and recently established the ABL Group marketing function and the group’s ESG reporting and strategy before taking over the renewables business line.
Before that, he was responsible for the business development and marketing of OWC, an ABL Group company, while delivering assignments covering TDD, certification, procurement, supply chain and general strategic support for offshore wind clients. John has served on a number of boards including family and PE owned businesses.