The Board of Community Energy Scotland are delighted to welcome Janet Foggie as our new Chief Executive. Janet will join us on 1st March 2021. She succeeds Nicholas Gubbins who will remain in post until the end of March to facilitate a smooth transition.
Bringing strong and wide-ranging Third Sector and grassroots community experience, we believe that Janet is well placed to lead Community Energy Scotland into its next stage of development in these challenging and exciting times.
On her role Janet said:
“I am absolutely delighted to be taking up this new role with Community Energy Scotland and look forward very much to working with them in the years ahead. It is very much a future focussed organisation and makes a unique contribution in developing partnership relationships in renewable energy projects for communities the length and breadth of Scotland. In the challenges we face as communities rebuilding from COVID, I believe the focus on our Climate Emergency has to be about affordable energy solutions for communities while creating much needed jobs. I am so pleased to have been afforded my part in bringing about this shared future.”
Philip Revell, Community Energy Scotland’s Chair, paid tribute to outgoing CEO Nicholas Gubbins:
“With Nicholas at the helm for over 12 years, Community Energy Scotland has navigated numerous challenges to become the respected national charity that it is today. He has led CES in spearheading a range of innovative, collaborative projects that are showing the way to decentralised, localised, renewable energy systems, providing crucial technical support and expertise to communities across Scotland while ensuring that the community voice is heard in energy policy debates and consultations.”
In commenting on Janet’s appointment, Nicholas said
“CES has always been strongly people-focused and Janet is set to bring a real depth of experience and ability on this, along with her personal commitment to alleviating the climate emergency. I wish her every success in her new role.”
The Board looks forward to working with and supporting Janet, and our dedicated staff team, to ensure that Community Energy Scotland continues and further develops its key role in supporting communities to pioneer the zero-carbon energy transformation.