About the directors

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Tim Crabtree

Chair

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.


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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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Pete West

Secretary

Pete has 15 years previous experience in the renewable energy sector including 9 years employment as Renewable Energy Project Manager at the West Wales EcoCentre and Severn Wye Energy Agency.He was employed as Dorset County Council Renewable Energy Development Officer from 2008 and recently retired. He has previous experience as Secretary of Gloucestershire Woodfuels Co-operative and as Company Secretary of Dorset Flexicars Car Club.


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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.


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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.


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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.