We are a team of volunteers working to bring community energy to Wandsworth and surrounding boroughs. We not only bring a huge amount of passion and enthusiasm for community renewable energy but also a wealth of relevant experience to succeed:
Tim is a senior consultant at a business intelligence consultancy specialising in the financial services sector. Tim is passionate about climate change and sustainability and has been involved in environmental activist groups for the last five years. Previously the chair of Wandsworth Friends of the Earth, he was one of the founding members of CREW and is keen to bring community energy to Wandsworth.
Andreas was born in London and has been following climate and energy policy and markets since his studies in international relations. While works as a consultant in climate-related policy and finance at international, national and city level, Andreas is hooked on community energy, for the benefit to local communities as much as anything. He is also interested in why London is lagging behind other cities in the UK on community energy.
James grew up in Wandsworth and is passionate about making London a more sustainable city. James worked for a number of years in the charity sector as a youth facilitator, volunteer coordinator and project manager. He now works as an Assistant Project Manager at Transport for London (TfL) on city wide infrastructure projects. He is also currently studying part-time for a Master's in Construction Project and Enterprise Management at University College London (UCL).
Leonie is a councillor for Furzedown Ward in Wandsworth and, since May 2016, is the Labour London Assembly for Merton & Wandsworth. She also serves as a governor of Eardley Primary School and was formerly the Co-Chair of SERA – the Labour Environment Campaign.
Alex's big passion is sustainability. Starting out his career as an ethical investment analyst he then embarking on a career working in house or as a consultant with various small and large corporates helping to develop sustainability projects and strategies. Alex now heads up Pure Leapfrog, a charity dedicated to supporting the growth of community energy, providing both finance and technical support to the sector.
Toby Costin has worked in the energy industry for 14 years. He runs a company that develops sustainable energy programmes for third sector organisations. Toby feels that community energy has an important role to play in working with the third sector, to lift people out of fuel poverty and to make them more energy literate.
Paul has lived in Earlsfield for 26 years. He was a founding member of CREW, having been inspired by Brixton Energy/Transition Town and the three projects there to install Solar panels on social housing, involving the community in all aspects of the installation. He played a major part in two workshops aimed at raising awareness of damp issues and energy conservation on a social housing estate in Earlsfield. Paul set up and ran a successful football club (Tooting and Mitcham Juniors, then Hampton and Richmond Juniors) in the Wandsworth/Merton/Lambeth area for 15 years. He is a member of Earlsfield Business Network. In August 2016 he was elected a councillor for Tooting ward in Wandsworth.
Mauren is a retired teacher who worked in adult education for much of her 42 year career. Most of her work involved enabling community groups to define their own learning needs and working together to attain them. In order to fund this work she made funding bids and accounted for the money to national and international funders. In retirement her interests lie in solving fuel poverty and ensuring a viable planet for her grandchildren to inherit. She wants to support progressive solutions to environmental degradation and to increase sustainable energy use.
Terry was a senior design partner of a large commercial practice until 2009 when he retired and now works as a single practitioner Chartered Architect. During his career he worked on projects of many kinds including office buildings, mixed use developments and schools, in London, elsewhere in the UK and abroad. He has been keen to introduce sustainable design practices in all aspects of his projects, which led to his previous practice achieving ISO 14,001 Environmental Management accreditation. Terry is coordinator for Wandsworth Friends of the Earth and a member of the Wandsworth Living Streets Council.
Kyle works in digital communications in the charity sector, having previously worked in similar roles in regulation and higher education. Before moving to Wandsworth in 2011, he was involved in Sheffield Renewables, a community enterprise building renewable energy schemes in the city. He is a keen cyclist and photographer.