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Our leadership team

Some of the world’s first fixed test and demonstrator windfarms were launched in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, with support from technical experts that now sit within Flotation Energy’s leadership team.  Furthermore, the world’s first commercial floating windfarm, Kincardine which has been generating power since 2021, was a project conceptualised and driven by Flotation Energy’s founders. Today, Kincardine is still the world’s largest grid-connected floating wind farm.

Lord Nicol Stephen Chief Executive

Lord Nicol Stephen

Chief Executive 

Nicol has a background in corporate finance, law and politics and is an entrepreneur with a strong track record of founding, growing and selling companies. He was previously Deputy First Minister of Scotland and the country’s Energy Minister. In this role he did a great deal to support the growth of the renewables sector. As a life peer he now sits as a member of the House of Lords. In 2013, he founded Pilot Offshore Renewables (Kincardine) with Allan MacAskill, which developed the world’s largest floating wind project and has been developing successful offshore and onshore renewable energy businesses for more than a decade. As a co-founder of Flotation Energy Nicol has pioneered the company from a start-up to a rapidly growing global offshore wind developer.
Toru Fujishiro Chief Operating Officer

Toru Fujishiro

Chief Operating Officer

Toru is a former International Business Development Director for TEPCO RP and has spent the last ten years holding senior positions in the Japanese energy giant, including Manager for Strategy and Power Trading. Prior to this, he was the Chief Engineer for Investment Planning. He currently holds the role of Chief Operating Officer at Flotation Energy Ltd, instrumental in the strategic oversight of our offshore wind projects in the United Kingdom and Asia Pacific.
Shinichiro Ichiyama Co-Chief Technical Officer

Shinichiro Ichiyama

Co-Chief Technical Officer

Shin has held several managerial roles in power plant engineering and global investment in IPP within Tokyo Electric Power Co. He is also a former Director and Chief of Engineering Division at Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation, Japan’s largest onshore wind company. He currently serves as Co-Chief Technical Officer at Flotation Energy.
Allan MacAskill Co-Chief Technical Officer

Allan MacAskill

Co-Chief Technical Officer

Allan is one of the world’s industry leaders in offshore wind. An engineer with a background in oil and gas, in 2005 he pioneered the first ever offshore wind project in deeper waters. The Beatrice project was also the first to provide electricity to an operational oil and gas platform. Allan then co-founded Sea Energy Renewables, which developed more than 3GW of offshore wind in Scottish waters, before its sale to EDP Renewables in 2011. In 2013 he started the Kincardine Offshore Wind project, which has now become the world’s largest floating wind project. In 2018, he established Flotation Energy plc with Nicol Stephen, his partner in the Kincardine project.
Jon Dobson Chief Financial Officer

Jon Dobson

Chief Financial Officer

Jon is a qualified chartered accountant with over 20 years’ experience in the renewable energy sector.  After training as an auditor Jon moved into project finance and spent 6 years in infrastructure advisory teams at PKF and Grant Thornton.  In 2010 Jon founded a financial advisory consultancy and supported developers to fund, construct, operate, refinance and sell renewable energy projects. Jon joined Flotation Energy in 2021 as Chief Financial Officer with responsibility for commercial, accounting and financing activities.

Jun Shibata​​​​

Regional Head and Executive Director – APAC

Jun has over 30 years’ experience in the power utilities sector and has held a number of commercial roles with TEPCO since joining the group in 1993. Most recently, at Tokyo Power Technology, fully owned by TEPCO HD, Jun developed a pioneering wind energy O&M business in Japan, partnering with a global turbine manufacturer to establish the operation in the territory. Earlier career positions also included senior business development roles in the expansion of electricity smart meters in Japan and supporting TEPCO HD’s regional revitalisation promotion office. Jun joined Flotation Energy in his current role in November 2023 and as Regional Head, leads on the expansion and delivery of our offshore wind business in APAC.
Barry MacLeod General Manager

Barry MacLeod

General Manager

Barry Macleod is an experienced business leader who has spent the last 10 years in executive leadership roles for major engineering groups, including two years as CEO of EPC company Rever Offshore. His early career was carved in engineering and project management roles delivering major offshore construction projects. In his current position at Flotation Energy, Barry has responsibility for projects and managing the growing team of shared services including technical personnel, as part of this he is responsible for evaluating the UK business’s performance and productivity, as well as supporting and implementing growth strategies across the business.