Our Team

Our management team are from the original Founding Members of the Society and have been re-elected to the Board at the subsequent Annual General Meetings.

They consist of a small group of local people who firmly believe that only local communities can help themselves to become more energy resilient. Each member of the team has particular skills from past careers and, in total, the combined experience covers:

  • energy and project engineering,
  • finance and accounting,
  • technology and science, and
  • business management.

However, the Board will rely on outside professional help and advice for each project and general administration, and use its combined knowledge to make the best decisions for the benefit of the community. Any Member of the Society can put themselves forward to join the Board when elections are held at the AGM.

All Board Directors currently provide their services on a voluntary, unpaid basis with just incurred expenses being reimbursed where appropriate.

Nick Stedman: KCEL Chairman - Nick first graduated in Chemical Engineering from Manchester University and then pursued a career in the oil industry as an engineer and manager. He then became a management consultant and eventually Commercial Director of a national pharmaceutical distributor. Following this he returned to academia gaining a degree and then a PhD in electronics from Bath University. Since then he has increasingly taken an interest in community affairs and, in particular, renewable energy.
Alan Pryor: I graduated in Civil Engineering from Loughborough University and worked as a consultant in UK, Middle East and Asia Pacific. I moved into environmental management in the oil industry; remediating contaminated sites around the world and advising on offshore decommissioning. I was also on the Olympic Waste Management Committee reviewing their plans for the 2012 games. I have an MBA and an Arts degree from the OU and graduated from the Projects Academy, MIT in Boston. I worked with the Marlborough Brandt Group on a micro credit scheme in Gujur, the Gambia. Now retired and have lived in Marlborough for the last 30 years.
Ian Gordon-Finlayson: Ian lives near Marlborough and, as a chartered accountant, worked as Finance Director of Wadworth & Co. Ltd., the Devizes brewers, for seventeen years until his retirement in 2008; he remained a non-executive director of Wadworth for a further eight years. In a voluntary capacity Ian served for 6 years as a trustee of Wiltshire Wildlife Trust and as a governor of his local primary school; he currently offers his services as a driver for the Marlborough Link scheme. His interest in conservation and sustainable energy matters is fairly limited but developing.
David Ripley: Graduated in Physics from Kings College London and then did a period of research in atmospheric fluid dynamics at Imperial. For many years he has worked as an IT consultant to the Social Housing sector. He has been an advocate for renewable energy for a very long time having stood for the Green Party in the 1992 General Election. He is a member of several other community energy co-operatives including Baywind, the first UK co-operative to own wind turbines. David has lived in Marlborough for over 30 years and spends most of his free time making music. He conducts Marlborough Choral Society and Dodecantus chamber choir and plays keyboards with several local bands.