Meet the Team

We employ 9 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.


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

Neil Farrington has over 15 years’ experience at Community Energy Plus of working with communities on the development and delivery of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in community settings.

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.

Neil is a founder member and technical 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. He is also a founding Director of the Low Carbon Society which is a Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI) created exclusively to support the Community Energy Sector and currently managing a £2.5m loan facility for community energy in Cornwall.

He joined Community Energy Plus in 2002 from a background in conservation, wildlife, biodiversity, climate change and sustainable solutions. His qualifications include an MSc in Marine Renewable Energy, University of Plymouth (2015-2017) and a BA (Hons) in Geography and a City & Guilds in Energy Awareness.

Neil was shortlisted for the ‘South West Sustainable Energy Champion’ Award at the 2011 South West Green Awards, was named ‘Best Individual’ at the Cornwall Sustainability Awards 2010 and was shortlisted for the National Renewable Energy Association ‘Energy Champion’ award in 2010.

 


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 Energy Wise 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 Cornwall’s Winter Wellbeing programme and our collective oil buying and energy switching initiatives. Adrian will be delivering Big Energy Saving Network workshops for householders and front line workers this winter.

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


Phill Cross
Energy Wise Caseworker (part time)
[email protected] / 01872 245566

Phill works on on  Big Lottery funded Energy Wise project, providing advice and support for vulnerable households to escape the misery, anxiety and ill-health caused by fuel poverty and cold, damp homes.

He joined the team in January 2018 but previously worked for many years as an energy adviser on our Freephone advice line.



Jenny Hannam

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

Jenny joined us as an energy adviser 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.


Graeme Hunter
Project Development Officer (Cornwall New Energy)
[email protected] / 01872 245566 ext 233

Graeme joined in December 2018, and assists businesses in realising their renewable energy aspirations by working with them to secure finance to allow their plans to proceed.  He supports the growth and adoption of renewable energy in Cornwall by helping businesses to develop and implement solutions.

Graeme will be using his skills from running his own business and project management gained from a broad base of the engineering, construction and marine industries.

He has a Bsc (Hons) in Renewable Energy & Carbon Management from Plymouth University and City & Guilds in Engineering.


Karen Leach
Energy Wise Caseworker
[email protected]/ 01872 245566 ext 218

Karen uses her energy, drive and technical knowledge to help vulnerable households in Cornwall escape from the misery, anxiety and ill-health caused by fuel poverty.

She has almost ten years’ experience of providing phone-based energy advice for Community Energy Plus and in the last three years Karen’s role has broadened significantly and she helped to shape and deliver our in-Home Advice, Hand-holding and Advocacy services. This includes our Big Lottery Funded Energy Wise Project which she now works within as a caseworker.

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. She is also a qualified Domestic Energy Assessor and Green Deal Assessor.


Jonathan Miller
Sustainable Energy Technical Officer (Cornwall New Energy)
[email protected] / 01872 245566 ext 222

Jonathan uses his renewable energy expertise to provide technical support to the businesses being supported by the Cornwall New Energy project. His experience includes renewable energy site assessment and resource evaluation, the selection and recommendation of appropriate renewable energy technologies, coordinating and assisting in the collection of evidence in support of planning applications and other consent processes and researching new technical solutions and business growth opportunities including energy storage.

Jonathan’s qualifications include a BSc in Renewable Energy and Foundation degree in Renewable Energy Technologies.


Hugh Parkinson
Energy Wise Caseworker
[email protected] / 01872 245566 ext 229

Hugh joined the team as an Energy Wise Caseworker in February 2018. As one of our team of qualified energy advisers, Hugh will be using his skills to provide advice to people in Cornwall with their energy related issues. He is working on Community Energy Plus’s Energy Wise project and delivering Big Energy Saving Network workshops for householders and front line workers this winter.

He has a BSc (Hons) in Geography, a City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Energy Awareness and is a qualified Domestic Energy Assessor.

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