Energy transition tech specialist ENODA hires first general counsel

Former Siemens GC Aniela Foster-Turner joins at ‘pivotal moment’ for Edinburgh company

Aniela Foster-Turner has been appointed as energy technology specialist ENODA’s first general counsel. 

Based between Edinburgh, where ENODA is headquartered, and London, Foster-Turner has joined the senior executive team and will be responsible for leading and advising on all legal matters, including providing legal support on board and governance matters. 

ENODA was launched in 2021 and closed its A series funding of more than £20m in June last year. Its technology increases grid capacity for renewable electricity generation.

“I am very excited about joining ENODA and being part of the team that delivers a transformative technology that is to play a crucial role in the energy transition,” she said.

ENODA’s chief operating officer, Jennifer Urquhart, added: “I am thrilled to have Aniela join ENODA at this pivotal moment for the organisation. Her wealth of experience and expertise will undoubtedly play an important part in driving the business forward.”

Foster-Turner has more than two decades of international legal and compliance experience advising on complex transactions within the renewable energy industry.

Before joining ENODA, she was legal director at renewable energy and private equity investment manager Gore Street Capital in London, a post she held for nearly two years. Work highlights included advising on a flagship construction-ready energy-storage project and the procurement and contracting activities of a near-1.2 gigawatt portfolio.

Previously, she was principal legal counsel for 11 years at Spanish-German wind engineering company Siemens Gamesa, a role she took on after becoming Siemens’ first woman general counsel in Europe.

Educated in law in Romania and the UK, Foster-Turner has used her background and experience to promote and support various diversity and inclusion initiatives. 

She is an ambassador of POWERful Women, a mentor with the InterLaw Diversity Forum and a member of the board of trustees of the Women in Engineering Society.

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