About the directors

Tim Crabtree


Tim lives in Bridport and is a Senior Lecturer at Schumacher College, teaching on Masters programmes run in partnership with Plymouth University. He has 30 years experience in the third sector, working in policy development and business advisor roles. He has previously worked for the New Economics Foundation and for South West based organisations the Bristol & Avon Community Enterprise Network, Dorset Community Action and Wessex Reinvestment Trust group.

Henry Lovegrove

Finance Director

Henry is a retired qualified accountant. He is treasurer and fundraiser for various local organisations including: West Dorset Friends of the Earth, two orchestras and Corscombe Fest. He also plays the violin and runs a small holding, and is keen to support the green economy.

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Rose Rychnovsky (co-opted Jan 22)

Rosemary has a degree in Ecology & Conservation and a keen interest in all things environmental. She lives in Beaminster, enjoys singing in choirs, volunteering for various local groups and works very happily as a secondary school teacher.

Emily Bullock

Emily started her career as a materials engineer developing high-temperature composites, before moving into the sustainable energy sector. She has over 16 years experience in the sustainable energy field, primarily in the domestic and community sector. She led the work on environmental behaviour change for the Communities Living Sustainably in Dorset project, and is currently working as Environment and Sustainability Manager at South Western Ambulance Service.

Tom Burnett

Tom spent 10 years at Shell in projects, technology and commercial roles including in Alternative Energy. Since 2011 he has been an independent consultant specialising in Renewable Energy with clients including start-ups, installers, site owners and project developers. Tom has contributed his extensive experience of financial modelling to Dorset Community Energy.

Derek Moss

Derek has a PhD in Astrophysics from the University of Southampton, and grew up on a Dorset farm. Derek has worked for 6 years as a renewable energy and sustainable building consultant. He has managed the installation of mid-scale anaerobic digesters (biogas plants), and is now employed as Renewable Energy Officer for the Low Carbon Dorset project at Dorset County Council.

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Alison Jay (co-opted Jan 22)

Alison began her career in environmental education, working as a tutor at Leeson House Field Studies Centre and later as Sustainable Schools Officer for Dorset County Council. She now works for the Dorset Council Library Service and volunteers for the local women’s action network. Alison co-ordinated the set up of Energy Local Bridport project, and is keen to help more communities in Dorset benefit from Energy Local clubs.