I am a former parish minister in the church of Scotland who has been working on eco-focussed community building at the University of Stirling. I have been trained in coaching and in mediation and I bring a love of public speaking and communication to my new role.
I am so proud and excited to have been appointed as the new CEO for Community Energy Scotland. We have a demanding and challenging remit to enable Scotland’s communities to have renewable energy as part of their futures and I am thrilled to be part of that journey over the coming years.
I am absolutely delighted to be taking up this new role with Community Energy Scotland and look forward very much to our work in the years ahead. CES 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.
Born in Greenock, I have a Phd in history from the University of Edinburgh and a BD from the University of St Andrew’s. I have worked in hospital chaplaincy, parish ministry and most recently in community building for the Church of Scotland at the University of Stirling. I live on a small smallholding in North Fife where I keep and breed chickens and ducks.