MEET THE TEAM
Liz Reason (Director)
Liz was one of the founder directors of Sustainable Charlbury in 2006 and has been active in the development of Southill Solar for the last three years. She has worked in energy and energy consultancy for most of her career, including having been a founder director of ILEX Energy Consulting Ltd, one of Europe’s leading energy markets specialists. During the 1990s, she was managing director of a successful wind developer. During the last decade she has been involved in mainstreaming the knowledge and skills for low energy buildings, amongst all those involved in the buildings cycle. Liz has been a trustee of the National Energy Foundation since 2006. In April 2012, Liz was appointed to the Knowledge & Skills Working Group of the BIS Green Construction Board.
Nicola McConville (Director)
Nicola is a solicitor who specialises in advising community groups on governance and raising finance. She has advised on schemes for the Low Carbon Hub, Osney Hydro, West Oxford Community Renewables and ONCORE. She is also a non-executive director, and the company secretary of, Westmill Solar. She joined Pennington Manches as a corporate partner in February 2016.
Tim Crisp (Director)
Tim is a pragmatic and highly experienced project manager with an impressive track record in both the commercial and community sectors. He has worked for over 25 years working in marketing and advertising and has been a central figure in community fundraising initiatives. As a director of Sustainable Charlbury he has helped lead on the proposed 4.5MW community energy scheme, Southill Solar. Tim is also a qualified mediator and versatile facilitator, his collaborative approach focuses on stakeholder engagement. He is now bringing this experience to Low Carbon Hub in Oxford to develop renewable energy projects with local businesses that deliver benefits to local communities.
Liz Leffman (Director)
Liz is a director of international clothing and textile consultancy, Clothesource, which she founded in 1992. Prior to that she worked for Courtaulds Textiles as marketing and business development director. She is a founder member of Sustainable Charlbury, and is currently Vice Chair of Citizen’s Advice West Oxfordshire, and a trustee of Young Dementia UK Homes. Liz is also a councillor on West Oxfordshire District Council.
Als Parker (Director)
Originally trained as a Geologist, Als has worked in the Community Renewables sector since graduating in 2001. Her first role was at Good Energy where she became familiar with the green electricity market, working with small scale solar, hydro and wind generators to provide specialist supplier advice. Als then joined E.ON Renewables as a Wind Farm Developer with the remit to work with communities to deliver benefits back to the local area. During this time she identified and developed a wind farm in North Norfolk, which has maintained its commitment to deliver a substantial fund back to the community. In 2010, Als joined Low Carbon Solar working with a team to develop some of the UK’s first large scale solar farms, building 9 solar parks during 2011. Als currently works for Oxford’s Low Carbon Hub, working with businesses and communities to generate renewable energy and bring the income back to the local area to fund more carbon reduction projects.
Mark Luntley (Advisor)
Mark, a qualified CIPFA accountant, has worked at the Audit Commission as Head of Audit at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Deputy Director of the Western Isles Council, Director of Corporate Services at Oxford City Council and as Project Director at Local Partnerships creating an agency allowing councils to raise infrastructure finance. A member of Baywind Energy Co-operative Limited since 1997, Mark also chairs the Oxford Credit Union and is a non-Executive Director of SOHA and the Ethical Property Company. Mark chairs the Board of Westmill Wind Farm and is a trustee of the Westmill Sustainable Energy Trust.