Marna worked in the public sector and with Price Waterhouse before joining KPMG to develop a substantial practice in Liverpool and become a Partner in the business. She has extensive experience of working with major corporates and particular expertise on transactions such as public offerings, demergers and acquisitions. She has subsequently served as a director of Chadwick Chartered Accountants in Liverpool and as Marketing Director of the Chester Credit Union.
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 is an Accounting Technician, with many years experience and specialising in computerised accounts. Annette is a full time Energy4All employee and manages the Cumbria office. She maintains the members’ register and the day to day accounting procedures for Energy4All and associated co-op’s. Annette also deals with the management of both Harlock Hill and Haverigg wind farms and also deals with visitors to each site.
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 in community energy since 2003. He was involved with the community wind projects on the Isle of Gigha and Tiree and won the prestigious Ashden Award for projects he worked on in Argyll with ALIenergy. Paul continued to help develop charitable community 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. Since 2013 Paul has managed the construction of six medium scale wind turbines with the Drumlin Wind Energy Co-operative in Northern Ireland. Paul has a broad experience in all legal forms of community energy and from the grass roots to the Boardroom.
Jim has been active in the Co-operative Movement for many years. He chairs the Spirit of Lanarkshire Wind Energy Co-op which has a stake in wind farms at West Browncastle and Nutberry. He chairs Co-operative Education Trust Scotland, a body set up by the Co-operative Movement to promote co-operative ideas in the curriculum of Scottish schools and universities. He is also a director 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 manages the accounts for Energy4All and all of their 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 and actively assists Steph with the accounts for Energy4All and all their associated Co-op’s.
Claire “Milly” Beattie – Accounts Administrator
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 Energy4All in June 2016, as administrator providing assistance to both Tammy (Office Manager) and the accounts team. Holly has worked in a variety of sectors, most recently the psychology department at Lancaster University.
Lorraine joined Energy4All in July 2014 and has been involved in marketing a range of successful share offers including wind, solar and hydro technology. Previously, Lorraine has worked in marketing and customer relations for a variety of organisations within the local authority, retail and charity sectors. She gained a BA (Hons) in Management in 2000,from Manchester Metropolitan University.