Meet The Team

The Community Energy Scotland Team

Community Energy Scotland is proud of its team of dedicated professionals who are constantly striving to help communities and businesses achieve their goals. With their combined skills and experience in both technical and social fields, this canny crew are committed to supporting and delivering projects, from inception to the final product!

Covid19 Health & Safety: Our staff are currently all working from home to minimise risk to themselves and others.

Alex Afjool

Innovation Development Officer
Alex is an Innovation Development Officer working on the delivery of SMILE and ReFLEX.
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Andy Maybury

Innovation Development Officer
Based in the Scottish Borders, Andy works on the delivery of local energy and smart grid projects and gives one-to-one support to Community Energy Futures projects.
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Arabella Kennard

Innovation Development Officer
Arabella is involved in the ReFLEX Orkney and SMILE projects.
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Benny Talbot

Innovation Development Manager
Benny works on the development of new Local Energy Economies projects. He is part of the team delivering the Community Energy Futures programme and he provides additional technical support to Orkney projects such as ReFLEX.
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Cath Curd

Office Management & Administration Officer
Cath supports the team working on our portfolio of Orkney energy projects. She also provides operations support to the organisation as a whole.
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Charlie Black

Innovation Development Officer
Charlie is working on the delivery of SMILE, BIG HIT and ReFLEX.
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Connor Malloy

Innovation Development Officer
Connor is working on the delivery of SMILE and ReFLEX.
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Eibhlin Lee

Assistant Project Manager
Eibhlin is Assistant Project Manager for the Orkney CES team ReFLEX project.
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Jamie Adam

Development Manager
Jamie is the Development Manager at Community Energy Scotland Trading Ltd
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Kathleen MacDonald

Outer Hebrides Manager
Kathleen's responsibilities include overall management of Community Energy Scotland's work in the Western Isles
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Laura Walker-Knowles

Finance Officer/Company Secretary
Laura deals with all financial and administrative matters for Community Energy Scotland and Community Energy Scotland Trading.
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Mark Hull

Head of Innovation
Mark leads on the development of new Local Energy Economies projects in Orkney and oversees the delivery of our Orkney projects; ReFLEX, BIG HIT, Surf ā€˜nā€™ Turf, Heat Smart Orkney and SMILE.
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Matthew Logan

Energy in Motion Development Officer
Matthew is based in the Western Isles and is working on all things low-carbon-transport related.
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Megan McNeill

Project Manager
Meg manages our Orkney projects, currently ReFLEX, Surf 'n' Turf, SMILE and Heat Smart Orkney.
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Michael Butler

Innovation Development Officer
Michael provides support for the delivery of SMILE & ReFLEX.
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Nicholas Gubbins

Chief Executive
Nicholas is founding chief executive of Community Energy Scotland, leading the organisation in its dedication to supporting communities on sustainable energy development.
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Peter Long

Assistant Project Manager
Peter is part of the Orkney team working on the SMILE, BIG HIT and ReFLEX projects.
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Rona Mackay

Operations Manager
Rona's responsibilities are HR, running the Board and Management Team and ensuring a well organised, coherent overall approach to delivery of all our operational projects.
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Sarah Pamenter

Innovation Development Officer
Sarah provides support for the delivery of SMILE & ReFLEX.
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Victoria Mackay

Innovation Development Officer
Victoria is based in the Edinburgh area and is currently project managing Community Energy Futures and Community Energy Scotland's Climate Justice Fund projects in Malawi.
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