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Sonya Bedford

Sonya is a Partner with Stephens Scown solicitors, based in its Exeter office, and is head of the firm’s Renewable Energy team. Her strengths lie in dealing with wind farms, wind turbine acquisition, solar pv (domestic and commercial), anaerobic digestion, biomass and hydro.Read more

Johnny Gowdy, commercial director

Johnny is a director of Regen SW and leads the development of our commercial projects.Read more

Cheryl Hiles, strategic director

Cheryl is responsible for Regen SW’s overall delivery and future direction, as well providing policy and strategy guidance to clients including businesses, local authorities and government.Read more

Thomas Hewitt Jones, Composer in residence

Thomas Hewitt Jones is an award-winning composer of contemporary classical and commercial music. Winner of the 2003 BBC Young Composer Competition, his music has been published by Boosey & Hawkes, Oxford University Press, Banks Music, the RSCM, Encore Publications, Universal Music, and is frequently heard on radio, TV and the cinema in the UK and abroad. His composition 'Cameron's Lament' recently went viral. The Musical SWIMBY developed with Regen SW makes a song and dance of community energy!Read more

Chairman, Michael Huntingford

Michael is a director of Zero Carbon Marine Limited, a specialist developer of renewable energy projects.Read more

Merlin Hyman, chief executive

Merlin leads Regen’s mission to transform how we generate, supply and use energy.Read more

Alan John

Alan is a partner with Osborne Clarke solicitors. He works in Bristol and is head of the firm’s Energy & Environment Group, a position he has held since 1990.Read more

Jonathan Johns

Jonathan is Director and Principal of Climate Change Matters Limited, a consultancy that specialises in mentoring a limited number of businesses on the opportunities and challenges posed by climate change. He is also principal of Jonathan Johns consulting whereby he provides thought leadership and speaking services to the renwables waste and cleantech industry.Read more

Nigel Topping

Nigel is executive director at the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), a global NGO transforming the global business system through the power of information. CDP works on behalf of 722 institutional investors, representing assets under management of over $87 trillion, to engage with over 10 000 of the world’s largest corporations on the business implications of climate change and water scarcity.Read more

Lord Robin Teverson

Robin is a member of the House of Lords where he leads on energy and climate change issues for the Liberal Democrats. In the late nineties he was a member of the European Parliament representing Cornwall and Plymouth. In Brussels and Strasbourg he took a particular interest in marine, environmental and regional policy issues. His business career has been in freight and logistics, and more recently the provision of finance to the small and medium-sized business sector.Read more

James Vaccaro

James is a specialist in social and environmental finance having been at Triodos Bank since 1998. James has advised on bond issues and share offers for leading social enterprises and charities. He has managed equity investments in a range of early stage businesses in the organic food, recycling and environmental technology sectors.Read more

Tamar Bourne, senior manager - smart energy lead

Tamar leads Regen’s smart grids and local supply projects including; a network innovation trial ‘the Sunshine Tariff’, producing a white paper and providing advice on local supply options and exploring smart grid solutions for community energy.Read more

Amy Brimmicombe, analyst

Amy is Regen SW’s research analyst delivering a range of technical support services. Responsibilities include developing Regen SW’s GIS capabilities, data analysis support, producing the smart energy and storage company directory and project administration support.Read more

Tim Crook, head of technical services

Tim is a mechanical engineer with a broad range of experience in onshore heat consultancy, offshore marine renewables, building services and in the defence industries.Read more

Kerry Hayes, analyst

Kerry is the marine energy sector lead at Regen and is one of our team of analysts.Read more

Kerry Hayes, analyst

Kerry is the marine energy sector lead at Regen and is one of our team of analysts.Read more

Olly Frankland, project manager - heat and built environment lead

Olly manages a number of projects and has developed a specialism heat, community energy and microgeneration. He works across a large spectrum of technologies, provides policy updates for the industry and is involved in supporting the sector deliver a renewable heat revolution.Read more

Engaging communities in network innovation

Aims to look at how to positively engage local communities in network innovation.Read more

Guide to connecting storage for communities

Regen is to provide a short, simple guide to the policy and rules on connecting storage to the distribution network aimed at community energy groups and other smaller non-expert customers.Read more