GDG Announces Jonathan Bull as New Managing Director

Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions (GDG), a leading Irish-based, global offshore wind energy consultancy firm and a Venterra Group company, is delighted to announce the appointment of Jonathan Bull as its new Managing Director, effective January 15th, 2024. Jonathan steps into this role with a remarkable 27 years of experience in renewable energy and related sectors, enhancing the GDG team with his expertise as a chartered structural engineer.

Jonathan’s career spans extensive international experience in energy, renewables, and ports and over 15 years in management roles across environmental and technical consultancies, engineering design, and digital businesses. His prior tenure includes nineteen years at Royal HaskoningDHV and several years at Atkins. This breadth of experience positions him exceptionally well to lead GDG in its next growth phase.

As Jonathan takes the helm, Dr Thusyanthan (Thushy) transitions to a new global technical role as Global Offshore Director. In this position, Thushy will lead GDG’s expansion in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. His outstanding contributions to the company have been central in positioning GDG for a strong future.

"In Jonathan, we have secured a very capable successor who will be instrumental in our strategic growth. Jonathan's experience and sector knowledge are vital for the development of GDG and the wider Venterra group of companies. I look forward to working with him more closely on the delivery of his vision for GDG."

Paul Doherty, Venterra’s Executive Vice President for Engineering and founder of GDG

"I am delighted to step into the role of Managing Director at GDG, a leading player in the ever-evolving offshore wind sector. This is an exciting time for the industry globally, and I am eager to meet our valued clients and contribute to the wider Venterra Group's mission of executing large-scale offshore projects worldwide. The remarkable growth of GDG in the past two years is a testament to our team's exceptional engineering expertise, and I am truly impressed by the high level of specialised skills amongst my colleagues."

Jonathan Bull, Managing Director, GDG

The offshore wind sector is experiencing significant global growth, a trend that GDG is well-positioned to capitalise on. This market growth is driven by increasing demand for renewable energy sources worldwide. GDG is committed to evolving and growing in tandem with this dynamic market, ensuring that we continue to meet our clients’ needs with innovative, technical and sustainable solutions. The appointment of Jonathan Bull as Managing Director is a strategic move in this direction, aligning our leadership with the industry’s growth trajectory and reinforcing our commitment to excellence.

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