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.

Staff

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 Depute Director
Joe Fergusson Renewables Consultant
Anne McGonigle Communications Manager
Stephen Brindley Education Coordinator
Anne Harrison Administration Assistant
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
Lucy Murphy Senior Energy Advisor
Summer Boyd Energy Advisor
Emma Gillespie Energy Advisor
Calum Steele Energy Advisor
Siobhan McDonald Energy Advisor
Mario Bonfanti Energy Advisor
Heather Kennedy Energy Advisor
Jacquie Flannery Community Liaison Officer
Alan Thomas Community Liaison Officer
Mairi Ainsworth Household Renewables Advisor - on maternity leave
Kevin McFadzean Household Renewables Advisor
April Kilday Household Renewables Advisor
Lucy Carroll Household Renewables Advisor
Connor Heath Homecare Energycarer
  CARES Development Officer
Clare Strain Business Implementation Advisor
Laura Anderson Transport Advisor

 

Interns

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