Mr. Matthews will become one of 12 influential industry leaders elected to the board to represent the UK's wind and marine energy industry.
One of his priorities is to explore opportunities for the companies under the Fred. Olsen Ocean umbrella including Fred. Olsen Windcarrier, Global Wind Service, Universal Foundation and Fred. Olsen Marine Services.
"It's a real honor to be elected to the RenewableUK board. We work in an industry in which the UK is the world leader. I'm looking forward to contributing to the further evolution of this fast-moving and exciting industry in a different capacity to my day-to-day role."
Previously head of sales for AREVA Wind in the UK, David was part of building the AREVA UK organisation from scratch, with the goal of becoming a credible alternative to market leading wind turbine manufacturers.
Following the installation of roughly 50% of all offshore wind turbines in Germany, next year Fred. Olsen Windcarrier will install the first offshore wind farm in the US for Deepwater Wind, the 30 MW Block Island project, near Rhode Island.