Background & Staff

The Agency, a registered charity, was established in February 1999 as South Ayrshire Energy Agency. It began as an innovative project using a combination of European Union and Local Authority funding.

Our Management Board, which comprises 13 directors of regional and local groups, is responsible for all reporting and decision-making. We have also established a trading company to operate interest-free loans and grant schemes.

The Energy Agency mainly operates in the four local authority areas of South Ayrshire, East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway.  The organisation has become highly specialised at education work in schools, consultancy work, working closely with community groups and the delivery of projects to install energy efficiency and renewable energy measures across Scotland.

The Agency has won a number of international and national awards for its successful projects in assisting householders and communities to be more energy efficient.  These include: National Home Improvement Council Award, National Energy Efficiency Award, International Ashden Award, European Commission ManagEnergy Local Energy Action Award, powerPerfector Award, EnergySavers Award and finalists for the Herald Society Awards.

In 2017 the Energy Agency in partnership with South and East Ayrshire Council, Dumfries & Galloway Council and NHS Ayrshire & Arran won the

  • Best in Scotland category for Large Scale Project of the Year at the Energy Efficiency and Healthy Homes Awards
  • Project Management Company of the Year for the National Energy Efficiency and Healthy Homes Awards
  • NHIC George Plucknett Award for Excellence
  • Residential Building Project of the Year at National Energy Awards





The Energy Agency employs 35 full-time staff and 1 Renewables Consultant who provide a dedicated service to households, communities and businesses. There is a wide range of experience and expertise in the office, allowing us to offer general advice and technical expertise, as well as project procurement and management.


Each year we have two Interns from Kassel, Germany that work with us for four weeks to gain work and life experience. This year  Public Administration students Nicole and Lena joined us.


Liz Marquis Director
Alan McGonigle Depute Director
Joe Fergusson Renewables Consultant
Anne McGonigle Communications Manager
Stephen Brindley Education Coordinator
Anne Harrison Administration Assistant
Colin Holden Fuel Poverty Project Officer
Sandie Ross ABS Project Coordinator
Andrew Filby ABS Project Coordinator
Ruth Sutherland ABS Project Coordinator
Voirrey Johnston Project Officer
Brendan McCann  Project Officer
Diarmid Turnbull Project Officer
Craig Arthur Quality Inspection Officer
Cassandra Dove ABS Research Officer
Colin Holden Fuel Poverty Project Officer Dumfries & Galloway
Emma McMini Centre Manager
Iain McCulloch Operations Manager
Andrea Gardner Promotions Manager
Julia McPartland Advice Team Leader
Kevin McFadzean Household Renewables Advisor
Lucy Murphy Senior Energy Advisor
Summer Boyd Energy Advisor
Emma Gillespie Energy Advisor
Lucy Carroll Energy Advisor
Jacquie Flannery Energy Advisor
Calum Steele Energy Advisor
Siobhan McDonald Energy Advisor
Fiona Goodwin Community Liaison Officer
Alan Thomas Community Liaison Officer
Mairi Ainsworth Household Renewables Advisor
Kevin McFadzean Household Renewables Advisor
April Kilday Household Renewables Advisor
Connor Heath Homecare Energycarer
Fiona Chan CARES Development Officer
Clare Strain Business Implementation Advisor
Laura Anderson Transport Advisor