Marna was a partner in KPMG for 13 years specialising in transactions. She became the CEO of Energy4All in 2006 when only Baywind was operational and Westmill Wind had raised money but was struggling to build its turbines. Since then the Energy4All family has grown to 24 co-operatives and raised £70+ million for community owned renewable energy generation. Marna likes problem solving and challenges and to date Energy4All has provided plenty of both.
Mike is a solicitor specialising in corporate and commercial law and was a partner at Lawrence Graham in London for more than 20 years. Passionately concerned about the environment, Mike chaired the board of Friends of the Earth Trust until February 2012. Mike was a co-founder of Keepsafe Limited, which grew to become a substantial self storage warehousing business, and of Wey Valley Solar Schools Energy Co-operative, one of the largest solar energy co-operatives formed to date. Mike is also a director of Energy Prospects.
Annette has worked for Energy4All since it was formed in 2002 and became Finance and Administration Director shortly after. She is responsible for the professional management and administration of all the Energy4All family of co-ops. Her role includes finacial control, project costing, projections, banking and treasury. She is also a director of High Winds Community Energy Society. In Spring 2018 Annette was awarded an MBE for services to community energy.
John studied renewable energy systems at CREST, Loughborough University. Subsequently, he spent almost 3 years as Renewable Energy Officer in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy in Swaziland, where he was involved in a number of projects including solar energy for rural clinics and schools, fuel-efficient wood stoves and rural electrification. Returning to the UK in 1999, John joined Energy for Sustainable Development where, as a Senior Consultant, he was involved in a range of renewable energy activities including the development of community energy projects and energy services companies. He joined Energy4All in 2007 and is now Development Director, managing a number of co-operative renewable energy projects at various stages of development.
Mark has had a 30 year public sector career. He was Finance Director at Oxford City Council from 2002 to 2007, before joining the Local Government Association as Finance Director. Whilst there Mark developed the business case for the UK local authority bonds agency, latterly as a Director in Local Partnerships – the Treasury/LGA joint company. He left in 2013. A member of Baywind since 1997 Mark also chairs the Oxfordshire Credit Union as well as being a non-Executive Director of the Ethical Property Company, the Low Carbon Hub CIC and Westmill Solar Coop. He is a member of the CIPFA panel on mutuals and charities.
Paul has been working for the community energy sector in the UK since 2003. He was involved with the first community owned wind farm in Scotland and won the prestigious Ashden Award for this and other projects. Paul continued to support the development of charitable community energy projects in Scotland until 2008 when he joined Energy4All. Since then Paul has delivered five shared ownership co-operatives in Scotland, including the Spirit of Lanarkshire Co-operative, which successfully raised £3m and owns a stake in two large commercial wind farms. Paul was a founding member of Edinburgh Community Solar Co-op, the largest community owned rooftop solar project in the UK and is a founding member and currently Chair of Rumbling Bridge Community Hydro Society, the largest community owned hydro scheme in the UK.
Jim is based in Scotland and takes the lead on all of Energy4All’s Scottish activities. He previously served on the board of Spirit of Lanarkshire and is currently on the boards of Edinburgh Community Solar Co-operative and the Arrochar Community Hydro Society. Jim is primarily involved in developing leads for Energy4All, helping it to extend community-owned renewable energy in Scotland. He is currently working on projects which cover on-shore wind, hydro, solar and district heating. Jim had been involved in the Co-operative Movement over a number of years and is Vice Chair of the Lanarkshire Credit Union. In recent years, he worked for the Scottish Fair Trade Forum and for Community Links in South Lanarkshire where he supported the establishment of several food co-ops.
Laura is the principal manager of the six existing E4A co-operatives in the south-east, working with the boards of those co-operatives to deliver their objectives. She is also responsible for the identification and assessment of potential renewable energy/carbon reduction projects suitable for community ownership across a range of technologies. Previously, Laura has worked for a solar installer, managing a range of installations within the community sector.
Jack joined Energy4All in 2003 prior to that he worked in the local shipbuilding industry for over 20 years. His role within Energy4All is to maximise the output at each wind farm by monitoring and inspecting each site on a regular basis. Jack is also qualified in Health & Safety to NEBOSH level. He also accompanies Annette when giving visitors a tour of the wind farm.
Since graduating with a HND in Business Information Technology Tammy worked as a software engineer within the charities sector before joining Energy4All in April 2010. Tammy has written the Energy4All membership database and is continually improving it’s functionality, she has also been responsible for the implementation of email correspondence and BACS transfers to members.
Steph joined Energy4All in 2006, her previous employment included work for Chartered Accountancy Practices preparing audited accounts, VAT returns and payroll. She has gained her AAT Technician and also her ACCA stage 1. Steph prepares management accounts for Energy4All and a number of associated Co-op’s.
I have worked in finance for over 12 years in commercial industry including manufacturing, retail and education which included the preparation and reporting of financial and management accounts. I have fully achieved the AAT Technician Qualification 9 years ago and have since qualified in quality assurance and with a degree in teaching within further education whilst teaching accountancy at the local college. I am part CIMA (chartered Institute of Management Accounting) qualified and am currently working towards achieving the management level.
Qefsete joined Energy4All in May 2015. Since arriving in England she has gained her AAT Technician qualification and has over 7 years experience in Finance and Accountancy – dealing with credit control, sales, purchases, cost control, VAT, cash flow and projection. Previously she has worked for 9 years as a Maths teacher in Kosovo.
AAT qualified and CIPP Payroll Technician with 10 years experience of working within manufacturing accounts. Covering all areas of accounting including preparation of management accounts and reporting, prepayments and accruals, sales and purchase ledger management, VAT, balance sheet reconciliations.
Sue joined the Energy4All team in 2007 as a part time Accounts Assistant. Sue has completed her NVQ Level 3 in Business and Administration. Sue looks after directors expenses and purchase invoicing for Energy4All and all of our associated co-ops.
Milly Joined Energy4All in October 2013 as Accounts Administrator. In her previous employment she was a Contract/ Payroll & Accounts Administrator this included payroll, general day to day accounting duties, contract queries including contract amendments, extensions, audits, document and data base control, logging and collation of CV’s. She has gained her AAT Accounting qualification Level 3 Diploma in Accounting.
Holly joined E4A in June 2016 as administrator, bringing a background in psychology, education, project management and organisational skills to the E4A team, providing assistance to both Tammy (office manager) and the Accounts team.
Holly is responsible for our member queries, estates, sales and transfers of shares, payroll and various other duties ensuring the smooth running of our projects.
Claire Tooze – Co-op Finance Officer
Claire joined E4A in January 2019 having previously completed AAT Level 3 and currently studying Law. E4A is a very vibrant and busy office with 24 co-operatives to look after.Claire’s role is to update banking facilities, monitor agreements and cash flow projections for all our co-ops. Claire previously worked as a Senior Project Officer for a regeneration company, monitoring progress of budgets, cashflow and processing grants. Claire also has experience in working in the education and legal sector which has given her a variety of knowledge and experience to bring to her role at Energy4All.