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 continue 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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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

Membership Management & Communications Officer
Cath manages our membership and supports the team by working on communications. She also provides finance admin support to our portfolio of Orkney energy projects, and operations support to the organisation as a whole.
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Cat McGinley

Development Officer
Cat is a member of the Orkney team supporting the delivery of ReFLEX and Net Zero Islands.
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Eibhlin Lee

Trading Manager
Eibhlin manages our trading subsidiary, which owns a number of generating assets that provide a financial return to support the charitable work of CES.
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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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Leanne Fischler

Development Officer
Leanne is part of the Orkney team and her role focusses on supporting community innovation projects.
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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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Peter Long

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

Interim CEO
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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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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