Mark Pickering

Position: Chair

Mark is the general manager of three renewable power companies in South Africa, being the 138 MW Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm, the 50 MW De Aar Solar Power plant, and the 50 MW Droogfontein Solar Power plant. Globeleq is the majority shareholder in each of these assets and manages and operates the plants on behalf of all shareholders.

Mark has over 25 years’ experience in power sector issues. He has led numerous advisory processes on power and other infrastructure matters for national government departments, development agencies and local municipalities. He served on South Africa’s National Electrification Forum (NELF) in the early 1990’s, edited the 1998 White Paper on Energy, was a member of the Ministerial Advisory Forum on EDI Restructuring and led the team advising EDI Holdings’ on its legal strategy. For the past ten years Mark has pursued the development, construction and operation of independent power producers in South and Southern Africa.

Mark holds a bachelors and a masters degree (cum laude) in electrical engineering, a post graduate diploma in public policy and development administration (with distinction) and an MBA (with distinction). He has served as chair of SAWEA’s working group on policy and markets for two terms, and as chair of the assets working group for two terms.


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