Phil Cole is Director of Industrial Affairs at WindEurope, the trade association representing over 550 companies, research centres and national associations in the wind industry. Focused on supporting and growing the wind energy industry’s manufacturing presence in Europe, he ensures that the voice of manufactures and the wider supply chain is heard and that they can access the support they need.
His key focus areas include access to investments for supply chain infrastructure and ensuring a level playing field for European manufacturers. Since 2020, he has been a Board Member of the European Forum for Manufacturing which was established by the European Parliament to ensure that the requirements of the supply chain across Europe were taken into consideration when making policy decisions. Prior to joining WindEurope, he spent 10 years in strategy and commercial roles with a focus on Europe and the Middle East within global manufacturing organisations including Kellogg’s, Lindt & Sprüngli and L’Oréal.