Meet the Team

We employ 6 people at our office in Truro. Details of our team and how you can contact us are provided below.

Dr Tim Jones
Chief Executive
[email protected] / 01872 245566 ext 211

Tim joined Community Energy Plus as a Director in 2009 before being appointed as Chief Executive in January 2013.

As Chief Executive his primary goals are to work with communities to effectively meet the growing challenges of a changing climate, and to ensure the world is a safe place for his grandchildren.

Drawing upon over 20 years of experience in charity administration and management, Tim brings high-level strategic and operational insight to shape the development and delivery of Community Energy Plus’s services.

A Member of the Institute of Leadership and Management (MInstLM), Tim has a PhD in Political Science, an MSc in Social Research and a BSc (Hons) in Politics.

Tim currently sits as a member of the Community Energy Practitioner’s Forum, Cornwall’s Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Commissioning Board, the Smart Cornwall Steering Group, Enterprising Leaders Group and Superfast Cornwall’s Environmental Steering Group.

Neil Farrington
Senior Manager Renewables & Communities
[email protected]/ 01872 245566 ext 214 / 07976 490953

Over the past ten years, Neil has worked with communities and businesses to build awareness of renewable energy options and has been responsible for developing and delivering renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in community settings, often supporting a whole village, town or parish to become more efficient.

Neil’s role involves advising on and developing sustainable energy projects. His recent work has centred upon removing the financial barriers faced by organisations who want to install renewable technologies.

Neil is a founder member and director of Community Power Cornwall, a pioneering co-operative to develop small to medium scale community-owned renewable energy installations in communities across Cornwall. He has also played an instrumental role in the development of the Low Carbon Society which is the country’s first local authority revolving loan fund aimed exclusively at providing local community groups with the ability to build renewable energy installations in their local area.

Neil is an experienced project manager, outreach worker, volunteer co-ordinator and environmental trainer, with extensive knowledge of the voluntary and environmental sectors and technical knowledge of energy related issues including climate change, energy efficiency and renewable energy.

He joined Community Energy Plus in 2002 from a background in conservation, wildlife, biodiversity, climate change and sustainable solutions. Neil has a BA (Hons) in Geography and a City & Guilds in Energy Awareness.


Laura Tregonning
Senior Project Manager
[email protected]/01872 245566  ext 209

Laura manages the energy advice team and co-ordinates the delivery of our energy advice projects, including our Big Lottery Funded Energywise Project, Community Energy Switch and our Community Oil Buying Club. She also plays a key role in the development of new and existing projects and commercial services.

Laura initially joined Community Energy Plus in 2009 in the role of Communications Manager, bringing with her more than seven years experience of working on a broad portfolio of consumer, business to business and public sector clients.

In addition to her role as a senior project manager, she is also responsible for the planning, development and delivery of marketing communications for Community Energy Plus across our broad range of services.

Laura has a BA (Hons) in Public Relations.

Adrian Ankers

Energy Adviser
[email protected] / 01872 245566 ext 232

Adrian joined us in February 2014, from a background in waste management and sustainability.

As one of our team of qualified energy advisers, Adrian staffs our Freephone energy advice line and also works on a number of projects including Winter Wellbeing, our collective oil buying and energy switching initiatives and the delivery of the Green Cornwall Show at the Royal Cornwall Show. Adrian will be delivering Big Energy Saving Network workshops for hosueholders and front line workers this winter.

He has an M.Chem. (Hons) in Chemistry and a City & Guilds in Energy Awareness.

Jenny Hannam

Project Officer (Renewables and Communities)
[email protected] / 01872 245566 ext 212

Jenny joined us as an energy advisor in February 2014 from a background in sustainable development, environmental impact assessment, biodiversity and conservation.

She has a BA (Hons) in Human Geography, an MSc in Environmental Consultancy a City & Guilds in Energy Awareness and Renewables and uses her skills to help communities develop renewable energy projects and provide advice to householders on energy efficiency and renewables.

Jenny will be delivering Big Energy Saving Network workshops for hosueholders and front line workers this winter.


Karen Leach
Project Officer (Energy Efficiency & Affordability)
[email protected]/ 01872 245566

Karen joined the team as an Energy Advisor in August 2009. She is a qualified Domestic Energy Assessor and Green Deal Assessor.

Karen has a BA (Hons) in Geography and Environmental Studies and a Diploma in Domestic Energy Assessment, a City & Guilds in Energy Awareness and Renewables and an NVQ in Providing Energy Efficiency Services.




Our Trustees

Neil Hartwell (chair) Neil Hartwell joined Community Energy Plus as a Trustee in 2010. He lives in Fowey and works as a jeweller, but...