G+ is the global health and safety organisation bringing together the offshore wind industry to pursue shared goals and outcomes. It is run in partnership with the Energy Institute, which provides the secretariat and supports its work.

The G+ has four main work areas:

  • Incident data reporting
  • Good practice guidance
  • Safe by Design workshops.
  • Learning from incidents

The members of the G+ are lead operators and owners of offshore wind farms and Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Senior executives of the member companies meet quarterly, as the G+ Board.

The Focal Group consists of members’ health and safety experts, who meet monthly to deliver the work programme of the G+.
There are European, APAC and North American Focal Groups.



Jakob Nielsen

Director of Health and Safety Offshore


Vice Chair


David Griffiths

Head of Safety, Health and Environment

SSE Renewables

Board members


Dan Finch

Moray Offshore Renewables Director



Dennis Thorlund Elsberg

Head of HSE in Projects & Service



Don Mackay

Director of Operations

EDF Renewables


Jill Lees

Director, HSE & Sustainability

RWE Renewables


Lisbeth Norup Frømling

Vice President QHSE



Pablo Temiño López-Jurado

Offshore Business Head of HSQ



Rachel Porto

Global Head of WHSES

Corio Generation


Tove Lunde

Head of Safety, Security and Sustainability, New Energy Solutions


Meet the team


Kate Harvey is the General Manager of the G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation. Kate began her career in renewable energy at RWE in 2002. Kate then joined SSE in 2008, where she undertook the following roles: Consents Manager for Greater Gabbard, Project Manager for Galloper, SSE Asset Manager for Dogger Bank and Board member of Seagreen. Kate has been the G+ General Manager since 2016.


Beate Hildenbrand, G+ Head of the Americas is leading the strategic development of G+ in the Americas region with the aim to improve health & safety performance in the global offshore wind industry. Beate has supported the G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation deliver their work programme since 2018 when she joined as Manager for Offshore and Onshore Wind. She joined the Energy Institute in 2010 as Technical Manager for Environment and Health where she managed the environment and health technical programmes at the EI and worked with the various Committees on issues relevant to the energy industry.


Mariana is the Technical Manager for Offshore Wind at the Energy Institute, supporting the G+.
She started her health and safety journey at IOGP, launching Project Safira, which aimed to eliminate fatalities from the industry.
She holds a Chemistry degree from Imperial College London and a Masters in The Technology and Analysis of Archaeological Materials from UCL.


David is the G+ Data Manager. He leads the G+ Health and Safety incident data programme and Toolbox submissions. He is a chartered engineer and has over 15 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry and most recently in the offshore wind industry. He has worked in various roles as IT  Engineer and analyst. He started his career with Huawei Technologies (Nig.) Limited and subsequently worked with Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, Petrofac, ABB, Offshore Wind Consultants Limited among others. Some of the recent projects he worked on include EA1 Offshore Windfarm and Seagreen Offshore Windfarm projects.


Caren Hsiao is the APAC Representative at the G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation, and is currently based in Taiwan. Before joining the Energy Institute (EI), Caren served as the PR Associate at wpd Taiwan.


Jak assists and provides the G+ secretariat as the Technical Officer for Offshore Wind at the Energy Institute.

He first began his career in sustainability working with electronic scooters at Neuron Mobility.

He graduated from Newcastle University with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a master’s degree in Renewable Energy Engineering.

Case studies

The G+ aims to publish case studies of Health and Safety initiatives developed by G+ members, in order to assist with the sharing of experiences.

The G+ has published the below case studies:


An events calendar for the organisations involved in the Industry Collaboration Committee (ICC) is listed below. This calendar lists external and internal events and meetings.

Should you require further information, please contact your relevant industry organisation represented on the ICC.

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12 January - G+ O&M Group meeting

17 January - IMCA Regional meeting: Middle East and India

19 January - G+ European Focal Group meeting

31 January - G+ US Focal Group meeting


23  February - G+ Board meeting

28 February - G+ US Focal Group meeting

28 February - 2 March - EI International Energy Week


28 February - 2 March - EI International Energy Week

1-3 March - ACP O&M and Safety conference

16 March - G+ European Focal Group meeting

21-22 March - IMCA Safety Seminar

23 March - G+ Stakeholder Forum

28 March  - G+ US Focal  Group meeting (in person)

28-30 March - IPF (Business Network for OW, US)


25 April - G+ US Focal Group meeting

25-27 April - WindEurope annual event – Copenhagen

27 April - G+ Board meeting


9-10 May - IMCA DP Conference

18 May - G+ European Focal Group meeting

30 May - G+ US Focal Group meeting


13-15 June - Seaworks

14-15 June - RUK’s Global Offshore Wind

27 June - G+ US Focal Group meeting (in person)

29 June - G+ European Focal Group meeting


25 July - G+ US Focal Group meeting


29 August - G+ US Focal Group meeting


21 September - G+ AGM & Board meeting

26 September - G+ US Focal Group meeting


3-4 October - ACP's Offshore WINDPOWER 2023

5 October - G+ European Focal Group meeting

11-12 October - GWEC Global Offshore Wind Summit Japan

18-20 October - Energy Taiwan

31 October - G+ US Focal Group meeting (in person)


16 November - G+ European Focal Group meeting

28 November - G+ US Focal Group meeting


5 December - G+ Board meeting