Launched in 2007, the Africa Energy Awards recognise and reward industry innovation and outstanding performance, and honour the top energy projects and influencers throughout Africa. This is the first time that the Women in Power category will be included in the awards.

The Women in Power award aims to honour exemplary women who have boldly forged their way to the top of the power sector, breaking barriers along the way, and earning the title of pioneer and role model.

Katherine is “immensely proud to be nominated for this award, and very grateful for the support of my colleagues at Windlab who have helped me to develop my career and continually give me opportunities to challenge myself and learn, both professionally and personally.”

“Katherine has consistently delivered excellent results since joining Windlab,” said Windlab Africa Managing Director Peter Venn. “She is thoroughly deserving of this honour for the role she has played in developing renewable energy industries in various countries in Africa.”

Katherine joined Windlab in 2011 as a project manager and was instrumental in leading the development team for Windlab’s Amakhala Emoyeni wind farm that was successful in South Africa’s Renewable Energy IPP Procurement Programme.

In her current role as General Manager for Windlab Africa, Katherine leads a team of renewable energy professionals developing and implementing large renewable energy facilities in Africa.

Her nomination for the Women in Power award is recognition of Katherine’s increasing influence in the fields of sustainability and renewable energy in Africa.