Hugh Wallace set up Glendevon Energy in 2005 to provide solar thermal and PV systems, ground and air source heat pumps and biomass boilers to both domestic and commercial customers. Prior to Glendevon Hugh spent 8 years after graduating from Durham University working for the Investment Manager Brewin Dolphin followed by three years working in various family owned small businesses and self-build projects. It was Hugh’s involvement with the local Community Council that led to the development of this Hydro project. Through Glendevon’s core business Hugh applied to the emerging CARES scheme, which funded the early project development. Glendevon has been instrumental in bringing this project to life.
Paul is the Development Manager for Energy4All Ltd. Paul has a degree in manufacturing systems engineering from Bristol University. His final year dissertation studied the feasibility of domestic wind systems. Paul joined the renewable sector in 2003 with Vestas-Celtic, Then took an opportunity to work with community groups in Argyll before joining Energy4All in 2008. Paul worked with many communities in Scotland across the range of renewables technologies and at all scales, but particularly with biomass and wind. He is on several co-op boards and associations with community renewables and is one of the sector’s foremost experts in Scotland.
Rod is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Energy Institute and a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He has spent a long career in major contractor organisations on energy and related civil engineering projects in senior positions both in the UK and overseas. During a period of 14 years with National Wind Power (now part of RWE) he had responsibility, as Head of Projects and Procurement, for the construction of some 21 wind farms and subsequent involvement in the planning and development of many more projects. He is now Director of an independent renewable energy consultancy specialising in wind energy and related H&S activity. He was a founder member of the BWEA (now RenewableUK) H&S Steering Group and held a position here for 15 years.
He was elected to the Board of Westmill in March 2007 and has taken responsibility for its successful construction and its subsequent operations. He remains a member of the Energy Institute Membership Panel and RenewableUK.
Rod lives in the Chilterns area where he is involved with conservation in his spare time.
Andrew was co-opted to the Rumbling Bridge Community Hydro Board in November 2022. His previous renewables board experience was with Fenland Green Energy from Jun 2016 to September 2018.
He has a Civil Engineering degree from Sheffield University and a Masters degree in Management from Imperial College London with his dissertation on wind power economics.
Andrew’s career started with Reuters variously designing and implementing computer systems and managing facilities from 1980 to 1994 including a three-year assignment in Paris. Subsequent to that he has been a director of a Management Consultancy mainly involved in Change Management projects within the health sector.
He is a Trustee of two Charities based in Cambridgeshire and understands the important role Rumbling Bridge has in supporting local community groups.