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Durham University

Durham Energy Institute

Benj Sykes

Benj is Vice President, Head of Programme Asset Management and UK Country Manager in Ørsted (formerly known as DONG Energy). He has responsibility for the business performance of the company's portfolio of operating wind windfarms across NW Europe, and represents Ørsted externally in the UK, co-chairing the Offshore Wind Industry Council.

Benj joined Ørsted from the Carbon Trust where, as Director of Innovation, he led the company's multi-million pound technology innovation programme. Previously Benj was Head of NW Europe Joint Ventures at Hess Corporation, a Fortune 100 Oil and Gas company. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society and the Energy Institute.