Chair: Tim Crabtree
Tim lives in Bridport and is a Senior Lecturer at Schumacher College, teaching on Masters programmes run in partnership with Plymouth University.
Tim has 30 years experience in the third sector, working in policy development and business advisor roles.
Tim 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.
Finance Director: Henry Lovegrove
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.
Secretary: Pete West
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.
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 looking for a new role.
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 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 now project manages the installation of mid-scale anaerobic digesters (biogas plants).