Orsted appoints Trond Westlie as CFO and Patrick Harnett as COO

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Orsted has appointed Trond Westlie as Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Patrick Harnett as Chief Operational Officer (COO).

Trond Westlie has served as Group CFO at Moller-Maersk, at VEON, at Telenor, and at Aker Kvaerner, and he holds a master’s degree in auditing.

Trond Westlie is currently Chair of the board at Arendals Fossekompani, a Norwegian industrial investment company focused on forward-looking technologies within the green energy transition, and board member at Wilhelmsen group, a Norwegian multinational maritime company.

Patrick Harnett is currently Head of European Execution Programmes at Orsted and in charge of project development and construction of Hornsea 3, which will become the world’s single largest offshore wind farm.

Patrick Harnett joined Orsted in 2016 as Senior Project Director and became Senior Programme Director for Hornsea 2 in 2020.

Before joining Orsted, he held positions within projects and operations at the energy companies Centrica and EDF Energy. Patrick Harnett holds an Executive MBA and a Master of Science in Electromechanical Engineering.

As previously announced, Andy Brown, who has acted as interim COO since 14 November 2023, will step down by the end of March 2024. The Board of Directors has recommended that Andy Brown be elected as Deputy Chair of the Board of Directors at Orsted’s annual general meeting on 5 March 2024.

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