Dunlop Heywood has appointed former VOA valuation lead Mick Rowbottom to head up its growing Energy & Renewables Division.

Newly-appointed Director, Mick has more than 27 years’ global experience in the energy & renewables sectors having worked on various mining projects in Africa and Europe at the start of his career, returning to the UK take up work in the opencast coal industry.

A move to join the mineral valuers at the Valuation Office Agency followed where he undertook rating valuations for a wide range of minerals, as well as landfill and brickworks. His remit also covered preparation of mining subsidence reports and mineral valuation work for tax cases.   

In 2008 Mick moved to the VOA Utilities Rating Team which coincided with the growth in green energy and, having worked on both hydro-electric schemes and wind farms, he became Lead Valuer for Renewables. He was also heavily involved in fossil fuel and nuclear valuations.

Mick’s appointment comes on the back of a string of recent client wins for Dunlop Heywood including: Eneco UK, Peel Energy, Ecotricity, Infinite Renewables and Eco2 among many others.

Dunlop Heywood Director Stuart Hicks said: “Energy security remains a key challenge for the UK in what is a changing political and statutory environment. Having someone of Mick’s calibre join the team will provide invaluable expertise for our growing list of renewable clients.”

Mick added: “Throughout my career I’ve been fortunate enough to build up a portfolio of knowledge and expertise via working for some excellent organisations in varied environments. I’m delighted to be bringing that experience to Dunlop Heywood and I’m looking forward to building the Energy & Renewables Division into a UK industry leader.”