Tim Sydenham Tim works for Plymouth University whilst studying part-time for a PhD in governance and strategy implementation. Until recently, he advised the Welsh Government on its energy strategy, in particular energy efficiency and renewable energy including micro-renewables such as solar. He was the founder-director of Arbed, Wales’s flagship community-scale retrofit programme he oversaw over £68m investment into solar, heating and energy efficiency measures for 7,500 Welsh homes from 2009-11 and secured a further £45m EU funding to support a minimum of 4,800 homes during 2012-2015, helping the Arbed programme win the 2011 British Renewable Energy Award. He also advised on the procurement of Nest, Wales’s flagship energy efficiency and fuel poverty programme, and as an Associate of Regen, Tim further advised on the development and delivery of the £6.3m South West Ready for Retrofit programme. He is Chair of the board of directors of Plymouth Energy Community and has been nominated by PEC to stand on the PEC Renewables Board.