Background & Staff

The Energy 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. 

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 Energy Agency employs 37 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.

Liz Marquis Director
Alan McGonigle Deputy Director
Joe Fergusson Renewables Consultant
Anne McGonigle Communications Manager
Stephen Brindley Education Coordinator
Anne Harrison Office Administrator
Andrew Filby ABS Project Manager
Sandie Ross ABS Project Coordinator
Ruth Sutherland ABS Project Coordinator
Brendan McCann  ABS Projects Assistant
Diarmid Turnbull ABS Project Coordinator
Ernie Tew Quality Inspection Officer
Douglas Anderson Quality Inspection Assistant
Meena Bhagat Research Officer
Emma Bernard Advice Centre Manager
Iain McCulloch Operations Manager
Joan Brockie Local Promotions Manager
Emma Gillespie Operations Officer
Megan Crawford Local Marketing & Engagement Officer
Melissa Graham Senior Advisor
Calum Steele Energycarer
Mario Bonfanti Household Renewables Advisor
Audrey White Customer Service Advisor
George Henderson Customer Service Advisor
Katy Nagy Customer Service Advisor
Garth Westland Customer Service Advisor
Ronan Alexander Customer Service Advisor
Shane McWee Customer Service Advisor
Michael Hannah Customer Service Advisor
Carmen Shek Customer Service Advisor
Siobhan McDonald Outreach Officer
Lisa Johnston Outreach & Partnership Officer
Kevin McFadzean Household Renewables Advisor 
Jay Rodie Energycarer
Gemma Murray CARES Development Officer
Clare Strain Business Implementation Advisor
Emma Duncan Sustainable Transport Coordinator
Gordon Dunsmuir Active Travel Advisor



Each year we have two Interns from Kassel, Germany that work with us for four weeks to gain work and life experience.