Cheryl Hiles, strategic director Cheryl is responsible for Regen’s overall delivery and future direction, as well providing policy and strategy guidance to clients including businesses, local authorities and government. Cheryl is a founding director of the community interest company, Communities for Renewables. She’s a specialist in planning issues and led a number of initiatives to improve planning for renewable energy across England. Cheryl has worked with the wind industry since 2004 and remains Regen’s lead on wind energy, having written national guidance for the government on best practice community engagement and securing community benefits from wind energy. Cheryl began her career as the planning and environmental policy advisor at the South West Regional Assembly, where she was instrumental in setting up the REvision 2010 project to establish sub-regional renewable energy targets.