Westwood Global Energy Group (Westwood), the specialist energy market research advisors and consultancy, has appointed David Linden to the newly-created role of head of energy transition, the company said on Oct. 14. The announcement comes as the company commits to helping the energy industry successfully navigate decarburization.

DLBased in London, Linden who has worked in industry, research and consulting roles joins from Wood Mackenzie, where he was a director within the company’s energy transition consulting division. At Westwood, he will be responsible for defining and implementing the company’s energy transition offering for the oil and gas, power and renewables sectors. This includes harnessing Westwood’s extensive and detailed research solutions, and decades of consultancy insight.

“The energy transition is changing the very fabric of the energy sector, and as market specialists we are dedicated to offering the data and intelligence to help clients adapt,” Dominic Ferry, CEO of Westwood, said. “Businesses are facing new challenges to how they operate. Without robust data and intelligence, it becomes even more difficult to navigate this change successfully. That’s why we are committing to continuing to provide the energy industry with the insight they’ve come to know Westwood for.”