“I’ve been involved from the beginning of this project. I understand all aspects of hydro electric generation and the business”
I am keen to be a Director of Green Energy Mull Limited partly due to the contribution I have made so far in taking the project from feasibility through to construction and I would like the opportunity to represent the interests of the membership in helping to ensure that the scheme will deliver the promised community benefit funds. My background of project and operational management in engineering projects and in the manufacturing industry will stand me in good stead for what I anticipate to be a challenging role.
“I’ve been working on the Garmony Hydro project for nearly 2 years now and along side the hydro steering group, have guided the project through the many obstacles that it has encountered. I am already a founder Director for GEM, and would like to carry on to see the scheme through to fruition”
“I have 20 years of experience with renewable energy generation and I have a good grasp of Island politics, having been Chairman of Sustainable Mull and Iona for 4 years. I have made long term commitments to renewable energy and I am keen to plan sustainable solutions for the next generation.”
“I’ve lived on Mull for 30 years. Formerly I ran a building supplies agency in Bunessan on the island and have been a partner in a B and B. Before moving to Mull I was Head of English in a secondary school in England. I have been a Director of Mull and Iona Community Trust (MICT) since its second year and have represented MICT at four conferences. I’m currently on the An Roth Building, Garmony Hydro and MESS steering groups. Also I’m part of the Creich Hall Management Committee. I’m also a Writer and poet and songwriter.”
“I am a chartered engineer, an energy researcher and consultant. I’m based in the University of Edinburgh and also work on renewable energy resource development in Africa, so spend only part of my time at my home in Glenforsa on the Isle of Mull. My vision is for the rapid development of hydropower and energy storage on Mull, utilising and developing local skills and resources as far as practicable. I’ve walked the hills and visited several promising sites, whose development could ultimately put Mull on the map as an exemplar “energy island”. I would value the opportunity of putting my experience and expertise at the disposal of the community.”
I have been involved with the Garmony Hydro Project for over 3 years and seen it from its conception through to the stage we are at now. I have been running businesses for over 20 years so have the experience to take GEM forward and would relish the opportunity to continue this project to conclusion and beyond.
Richard has many years experience as a director (Engineering and project management background) of a UK listed plc. He is the finance Director of the Tobermory Harbour Association – a community company, and the treasurer of the Tobermory Church. He has broad experience of multi-million pound project implementation, both here in the UK and overseas, within the oil & gas energy sector.