General – appointment
SSE appointed Stephen Wheeler as Managing Director, following Jim Smith’s decision to step down from his role and retire in April 2022.
Wheeler is currently Managing Director of SSE Thermal, where he is focused on decarbonising the company’s flexible generation, energy-from-waste and energy storage portfolio, and driving the transition to a net zero future. Previously he was Managing Director of SSE Ireland, and prior to this, General Manager (Ireland) of SSE Renewables.
Wheeler will become part of the SSE Group Executive Committee and will report to Board Director Martin Pibworth, Group Energy and Commercial Director. He will take up his role in January 2022.