Meet the Team

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’ 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.


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

Laura manages the Energy Advice Team and coordinates the delivery of our energy advice projects. 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.

Laura has a BA (Hons) in Public Relations and has completed NEA’s Energy Debt in the Community training.



Mogdad Abdeen
Project Assistant: Renewables Consultation & Asset Management / Sustainable Homes Advice Project
[email protected]

Mogdad joined us in May 2021 and provides technical support to our Renewables Asset Management & Performance monitoring portfolio and assists the consultation delivery of potential renewable energy development projects across Cornwall. Mogdad’s also involved in supporting the Sustainable Homes Advice Project energy advisors.

Having a robust passion and interests in Renewable Energy, Mogdad’s keen research fields include Decentralised Energy Design & Consultation for Rural/Communities Electrification Projects.

Mogdad has an MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering from the University of Strathclyde; a BSc(Hons) in Oil & Gas Engineering from Sudan University of Science and Technology (SUST); and is an Associate Member ‘AMEI’ of The UK Energy Institute (EI).


Hannah Brigham
Energy Advisor / Caseworker: Positive Mental Health Service
[email protected] / 01872 308939 ext 223

Hannah joined us in September 2020 and assists in taking telephone enquiries from people who need advice and support, including signposting, emergency measures, help with completing application forms and information on eligibility for available funding.

Having previously studied Fine Art at Falmouth University, Hannah has a BA(Hons) in Fine Art and is a keen photographer. Hannah has completed the City & Guild’s Level 3 Award in Energy Awareness, NEA’s Level 2 Award in Fuel Debt in the Community, Fuel Poverty & Health and Introduction to Domestic Energy Efficiency training.


Cordel Butler
Sustainable Energy Technical Officer
[email protected] / 01872 245566 ext 212

Cordel joined us in July 2021 and provides carbon and energy-related consultancy and diagnostic advice to SMEs and renewable energy project development in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Cordel is also a qualified Domestic Energy Assessor.


Mel Eyers
Energy Advisor / Caseworker: Cornwall Energy Advice Service & Park Homes Plus projects
[email protected] / 01872 308936 ext 218

Mel joined us in January 2019 and works on our Cornwall Energy Advice Service and Park Homes Plus advice projects.

Mel holds a City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Energy Awareness 6281-01 and she has completed NEA’s Energy Debt in the Community training.


Rachel Garside
Project Assistant: Positive Mental Health Service
[email protected]

Rachel joined us in July 2021and assists in taking telephone enquiries from people who need advice and support, including signposting, emergency measures, help with completing application forms and information on eligibility for available funding.

Rachel’s experience includes working in a number of European Funded projects supporting people across Cornwall.

Rachel has a BA in Politics and Sociology with an MA in International Studies, and has completed NEA’s Fuel Poverty & Health and Introduction to Domestic Energy Efficiency training.


Emma Graham
Marketing & Communications Assistant
[email protected]

Emma joined us in September 2020 and assists us with our marketing and social media to help us ensure our advice and support reaches and is accessible to the whole community in Cornwall. Coming to us from an admin, marketing and wellbeing background, Emma takes a person-centred approach to marketing, with an empathic approach in understanding and connecting with people, and a focus on advocacy and autonomy.

Emma holds a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and has completed NEA’s Fuel Poverty & Health and Introduction to Domestic Energy Efficiency training.


Karen Leach
Energy Advisor / Caseworker
[email protected] / 01872 245566 ext 232

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.

Karen has participated in NEA’s Energy Debt in the Community training.


Katharine Lewis
Project Assistant: Positive Mental Health Service
[email protected]

Katharine joined us in July 2021 and assists in taking telephone enquiries from people who need advice and support, including signposting, emergency measures, help with completing application forms and information on eligibility for available funding.

Katharine has a background in education and community development, and has been working on climate change at the community level since 2018. Katharine has an MA in Gender and Development and a BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology. Katharine has completed NEA’s Fuel Poverty & Health and Introduction to Domestic Energy Efficiency Training.


Susie Mackintosh
Energy Advisor / Caseworker
[email protected] / 01872 245566 ext 211

Susie joined our advice team in October 2020 after working for more than 30 years for the Department of Work Pensions, with the last seven years delivering the Cornwall Together for Families programme. She brings with her a wealth of experience in engaging with families and individuals with multiple and complex challenges and helping families overcome barriers and work towards their own positive outcomes.

Susie has a City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Energy Awareness 6281-01 and an NEA Level 2 qualification in Fuel Debt Advice in the Community.


James Miller
Energy Advisor / Caseworker: Sustainable Homes Advice Service
[email protected] / 01872 245566 ext 204

James joined us in September 2020 from a renewable energy background to work as a Community Engagement Worker on our Healthy Homes, Healthy People project where he helped vulnerable people reduce their energy costs, access grants and additional income, as well as accessing other services that could help them live in a warm and affordable home.

James now works on our Sustainable Homes Advice Cornwall project, offering advice on retrofitting home insulation, low carbon heating systems, renewable energy, battery storage and car charging.

James’ qualifications include a Renewable Energy M.Eng (Hons) degree from the University of Exeter / Camborne School of Mines and City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Energy Awareness 6281-01.


Stephen Murphy
Project Assistant
[email protected]

Steve joined us in July 2021and assists in taking telephone enquiries from people who need advice and support, including signposting, emergency measures, help with completing application forms and information on eligibility for available funding.


Hugh Parkinson
Energy Advisor / Caseworker: Cornwall Energy Advice Service
[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’ Energy Wise project and delivering Big Energy Saving Network workshops for householders and frontline workers this winter.

Hugh is currently studying a Masters degree in Energy & Environmental Change, has a BSc (Hons) in Geography, a City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Energy Awareness and is a qualified Domestic Energy Assessor. Hugh has completed NEA’s Energy Debt in the Community training.


Annabelle Ray
Energy Advisor / Caseworker: Positive Mental Health Service
[email protected] / 01872 308942 ext 233

Annabelle joined us in October 2020 and assists in taking telephone enquiries from people who need advice and support, including signposting, emergency measures, help with completing application forms and information on eligibility for available funding.

Annabelle has a BSc in Psychology from the University of York and a MRes in Psychology from the University of Bath. Annabelle has completed the City & Guild’s Level 3 Award in Energy Awareness and NEA’s Fuel Debt Advice training.


Nicole Solomons
Energy Advisor: Warmer Tenants Advice Service
[email protected] / 01872 308930 / 01872 245566 ext 209

Nicole joined the team in November 2020 heading our Warmer Tenants Advice Service team which provides advice and support for landlords and tenants to help improve the energy efficiency of private rented properties, including helping landlords achieve an improved rating on their property’s EPC.

Having worked for many years in the sustainability sector (including the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales and Marches Energy Agency in Shropshire), Nicole has also managed a number of European funded projects looking at improving the energy efficiency of buildings and integrating renewable energy technologies.

Nicole has a BA(Hons) in Political Economy, an MSc in Architecture: Advanced Environmental & Energy Studies; and she is also a qualified Domestic Energy Assessor and Green Deal Assessor. Nicole has completed NEA’s Fuel Debt Advice in the Community training.


Fergus Wright
Energy Advisor / Caseworker
[email protected] / 01872 245566 ext 221

Fergus delivers our Winter Wellbeing Warm Home Discount Industry Initiative project in partnership with Cornwall Council. As a Warm Homes Caseworker he provides in-home energy advice to vulnerable householders. His work is targeted towards receiving client referrals from health and social care professionals in Cornwall.

Before joining us in February 2019, Fergus worked as an Operations Executive for a local heating installer where he provided phone-based heating and insulation advice and customer service support.

He has a BSc in Renewable Energy Engineering, a Higher National Diploma in Environmental Science and a City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Energy Awareness.


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