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 33 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
Sandie Ross ABS Project Coordinator
Andrew Filby ABS Project Coordinator
Ruth Sutherland ABS Project Coordinator
Voirrey Johnston ABS Project Officer
Brendan McCann  ABS Project Officer
Diarmid Turnbull Project Specialist
Ernie Tew Quality Inspection Officer
Cassandra Dove Research Officer
Emma McMini Advice Centre Manager
Iain McCulloch Operations Manager
Joan Brockie Local Promotions Manager
Emma Gillespie Operations Officer
Calum Steele Energy Advisor
Mario Bonfanti Energy Advisor
Angela McKay Energy Advisor
Craig Lynch Energy Advisor
Audrey White Energy Advisor
Tyler McTaggart Local Promotions Officer
Jacquie Flannery Outreach Officer
Alan Thomas Outreach Officer
Siobhan McDonald Outreach Officer
Kevin McFadzean Home Renewables Specialist Advisor
April Kilday Home Renewables Specialist Advisor
Connor Heath Energycarer
Gemma Murray CARES Development Officer
Clare Strain Business Implementation Advisor
Heather Kennedy Sustainable Transport Coordinator



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